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Dr. Zachariah George
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Curved Spine (Overview)

Hunched posture (kyphosis) is a clinical finding in which the back is arched forward in a hunched position, often as a result of spinal bone fractures in the elderly.


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Could you tell me what is the most effective pain relief for back ache caused by curved spine or worn discs?

Could you tell me what is the most effective pain relief for back ache caused by curved spine or worn discs?

RFA, PT, NSAIDs: Curved spine (scoliosis) and "worn discs" are extremely common in people that have no pain at all, so both of those things aren't necessarily the causes of pain. Both though, can cause pain by putting pressure on the joints in the back. A thorough evaluation by a spine specialist should be able to tell you what is causing the pain (the joints, the discs, the muscles/ligaments, etc). ...Read more

Dr. Zachariah George
121 doctors shared insights

Curved Spine (Overview)

Hunched posture (kyphosis) is a clinical finding in which the back is arched forward in a hunched position, often as a result of spinal bone fractures in the elderly.


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Would it be too late to straighten someones curved spine when they have reached physical maturity?

Would it be too late to straighten someones curved spine when they have reached physical maturity?

No: For significant curves, surgery is often chosen later in life because the recovery is so long it would interfere with working and raising families. The aging process may make curvatures more painful, consequently the surgery more desirable, despite the difficult recovery. Reconstructive spine surgeons and physiatrists can work together to recomend the best timing and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Chronic Back Pain (Tip)

Chronic Back Pain

Do lift with your knees and hips to protect your spine. ...See more

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Living with Spine Curvature (Checklist)

stretch the spine
daily
Low impact aerobics excercise
every other day
Take NSAIDS/Relaxants as needed
once
Maintain idealbody weight
daily
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Do to treat a curved spine or would they not do anything?

Surgery: Depends on extent of curve, any complications, general health, etc. Consult your orthopedic surgeon for more info. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a curved spine if you're 20 years old?

Varies: The important issues are your health and function. Nonsurgical care involves helping you stay strong, fit, painfree and functional. There are many challenges being 20 years old, and making a choice for surgery depends on so many changing variables. Anticipating pregnancy may need multiple physicians to support your health. Physiatrist, gynecologist, pt, and chiropractor may help. ...Read more

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Chronic Back Pain (Tip)

Chronic Back Pain

Avoid spine surgery for sciatica until documented on emg! ...See more

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Can you get taller by straightening your curved spine?

Yes: 1-2inches with surgical correction of large curves and rods. ...Read more

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My half sister has a curved spine. Could I get that from her? We share the same dad.

Maybe: All forms of scoliosis and kyphosis (2 different forms of a curved spine) have some genetic component. There is some increased chance of you getting the same problem. It depends on the exact diagnosis that your half sister has as well as your age, etc. If you are concerned, discuss it with your medical doctor. ...Read more

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Chronic Back Pain (Tip)

Chronic Back Pain

A gravity inversion device can help many patients with DJD of the spine and with back spasm! ...See more