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Could lyrica (pregabalin) help me with my scoliosis pain?

Could lyrica (pregabalin) help me with my scoliosis pain?

Scoliosis: Probably not, you may benefit from physical therapy, back and core strengthening, maybe back brace. If you have bad muscle spasms trigger point injections and or muscle relaxers can help. Bottom line you need a good functional musculoskeletal evaluation.

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Fibromyalgia. MYO facial syndrome. Scoliosis. Tried lyrica, Savella (milnacipran) etc. No help...suggestions?

Fibromyalgia. MYO facial syndrome. Scoliosis. Tried lyrica, Savella (milnacipran) etc. No help...suggestions?

Do the fibrotrifecta: The fibromyalgia trifecta for therapy is: 1. exercise, 2. sleep evaluation 3. Psychiatric evaluation. You can continue or changes the prozac (fluoxetine) but you need to be certain that you get a full evaluation of the trifecta and act on them.

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) good for pain with scoliolsis?

Is lyrica (pregabalin) good for pain with scoliolsis?

Possibly: Lyrica (pregabalin) may be effective with neuropathic pain which can occur with scolioosis. Lyrica (pregabalin) is not very effective against somatic (non-neuropathic) pain.

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What is congenital scoliosis?

What is congenital scoliosis?

Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones (vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine. Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues.

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What can I do about congenital scoliosis?

What can I do about congenital scoliosis?

Orthopedic follow up: Congenital scoliosis should be followed closely by an orthopedic doc that treats scoliosis. The issue is usually that one side of the spine grows faster than the other due to failure of one or more segments to separate or form. It progresses over time as the child grows.

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Please explain if it is possible to correct congenital scoliosis thru minimally invasive method?

This depends how: Severe the scoliosis is. If it is mild, postural and bracing can help correct it slightly. However, if it is advanced, there is not much that can be done with minimally invasive procedures.

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I'v a 10 yrs. Old daughter who has an s shape congenital scoliosis more than 45*, there was no noticable progress & no pain. What are the options?

Early and often care: Although there has been no progression yet, with your daughter at age 10 and either early in puberty or not even entering puberty yet, now is the time to be very aggressive about monitoring for changes and intervening early. This is not a little 10 degree curve - she is already at 45, and you don't want much progression before you would get agressive with early therapies. See spine doctor often!

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Is it true that congenital scoliosis is life threatening?

Not typically: Not typically. The two exception to that are if the curve has been allowed to progress to an exceptionally large degree that it effects lung or cardiac function, which is quite rare nowadays. Or two, if the patient has other associated conditions with the scoliosis such as congenital heart or kidney problems which can be seen in a small percentage of cases.

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I have congenital scoliosis surgery question, any suggestions?

Yes: Yes you could see an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty for the treatment of scoliosis. Also, if you list your specific question on healthtap, I will try to look for it and answer it if I can. Thank you.

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Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult? .

Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult? .

Talk to MD: You have to find out wether the scoliosis is affecting the child. In severe cases scoliosis can cause pain and interfere with breathing. In minor cases it is detectable on examination, but is not interfering with the patient's lifestyle. If it is the latter case you may not need surgery at all. Talk to your md about options.

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How dangerous is congenital scoliosis for 14 yr old?

How dangerous is congenital scoliosis for 14 yr old?

Depends severity: Congenital scoliosis can progress like idiopathic scoliosis during periods of growth.Spinal surgery depends on severity of curve. Surgery would be indicated with congenital scoliosis other body systems affected. Cardiac, kidney, and bowel abnormalities have increased incidence with congenital scoliosis.

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20years ago had l-4 spinal fusion for congenital scoliosis now as an adult uncontrollable pain. What do you recommend?

20years ago had l-4 spinal fusion for congenital scoliosis now as an adult uncontrollable pain. What do you recommend?

Work up: You need to see a spine specialist to get some tests done to see if you have adjacent levels degeneration. Usually pt and injections are first course of treatment.

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Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

See ortho spine doc: You may need reconstructive or supportive surgery to prevent nerve damage if you have more than one vertebral body affected by the osteoarthritis. If this is a congenital issue an ortho spine doctor would give you the best advice on how to proceed safely

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Could I take lyrica (pregabalin) for "mood"?

Could I take lyrica (pregabalin) for "mood"?

Maybe: In controlled studies, about 5% of patients reported euphoria, but additional studies are needed to see if this will help mood.

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Could I take lyrica (pregabalin) and lagaflax together for a back disc pain?

Could I take lyrica (pregabalin) and lagaflax together for a back disc pain?

Yes, they can: I usually prescribe a nerve pain agent and muscle relaxant together. Some caution when they are taken together, you may have increased sedation, so you should not drive to see what effect the medication has.

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Could I mix hydrocodone and lyrica (pregabalin)?

Could I mix hydrocodone and lyrica (pregabalin)?

Yes, if...: Your provider (s) are writing them together or otherwise aware of all the medications tthat you are on.

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Could lyrica (pregabalin) cause palpatations and feeling slightly winded?

Lyrica (pregabalin): Per fda data base about >700 people reported palpitations among 58000 users of lyrica (pregabalin). This is just an association. Causative relationship was not established yet. If you feel palpitations from Lyrica (pregabalin) you can stop it after discussing with your physician. He/she could prescribe alternatives.

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