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Dr. Zachariah George
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Curved Spine (Overview)

Curved spine = The human spine is normally curved. However excessive or abnormal curvatures can be seen with conditions like Lordosis, Kyphosis or Scoliosis


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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
129 doctors shared insights

Curved Spine (Overview)

Curved spine = The human spine is normally curved. However excessive or abnormal curvatures can be seen with conditions like Lordosis, Kyphosis or Scoliosis


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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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Curved spine (Tip)

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

Dr. John Michalski Dr. Michalski
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Curved spine (Tip)

Do lift with your knees and hips to protect your spine. ...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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Curved spine (Tip)

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

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37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia.Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?

Joint/Back pain: You have a difficult problem because of your history. You should seek the advice of a qualified physiatrist who specializes in spine care. Preferentially they should work in the same practice as a spine surgeon so you can get both opinions. ...Read more

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What is a curved spine?

What is a curved spine?

Scoliosis: Scoliosis translates literally to 'curved spine.' it can be temporary or fixed. It's a sideways curve, and can be either c shaped or s shaped. It can run in families. It can happen to kids age 10 through teen years. In most cases, the cause is unknown. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe Dr. Lowe
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Curved spine (Tip)

Ankylosing spondylitis is one of the most hereditary forms of arthritis causing chronic back pain. ...See more

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How do you cope with a curved spine?

Stay active: Stay in shape keep a strong core and use pain as your guide curve under 30 degrees perfo as well as a straight spine so not all curves are a bothers swing and bike easier on spine demands than running activities massage sore muscles. ...Read more

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Where can I go to fix a curved spine?

Depends: This depends on whether it needs to be fixed in the first place. That depends on the location and size of curve and it's chances of progression. Also depends on if it's symptomatic (pain, neuro deficit or spinal imbalance) or visually displeasing. Only a spine surgeon can determine this. And only a spine surgeon trained in spinal deformity correction should fix it. ...Read more

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Curved spine (Tip)

Opioids have not been reliably found to reduce chronic back pain when compared w/ placebo. ...See more

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Is there any way to fix a curved spine?

Yes: Most mild spine curves benefit from fitness in posture and strength. Compressive garments, specialty bras for women, and occasionally bracing can help for sustained activities to avoid fatigue and inprove awareness. Significant and symptomatic curves need full spinal assessment and consideration of surgery combined with non-surgical care. Also, maintain proper weight and bone health (vit d) ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse a curved spine?

Is it possible to reverse a curved spine?

Yes: With reconstructive surgery, curved (scoliotic) spines can be corrected. The correction may not necessarily be perfectly straight, but with good attention to spinal balance the results are often quite satisfactory. ...Read more

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Curved spine (Tip)

Moving to arizona or any warm, dry state is great for arthritis pain that is worse in the morning. ...See more

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What do you do if you have a curved spine?

What do you do if you have a curved spine?

Under30dehrees: You life is li people with straight spines depends on size of curve. ...Read more