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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is ...Read more


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If a person cant' stand for long periods of time and is in pain because of scoliosis, is scoliosis then considered a disability? I have had scoliosis for many years and was told originally to just watch it that nothing could be done about it. Now i can't

If a person cant' stand for long periods of time and is in pain because of scoliosis, is scoliosis then considered a disability? I have had scoliosis for many years and was told originally to just watch it that nothing could be done about it. Now i can't

Not in itself: Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine. People w this condition get more back pain than people without the condition. However many folks will also have other degenerative spinal conditions that can coexist. I would see a spine doctor or general orthopedist to address some of these issues. ...Read more

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Is it normal after scoliosis surgery to have a late period or different cycle?

Is it normal after scoliosis surgery to have a late period or different cycle?

Technically no: There is not a direct relationship between scoliosis surgery and having a late period. It is possible an indirect effect of anesthesia or the "stress of surgery" may have played a small role. Do check with your Ob as early on and with stress periods are subject to have variability. In the meantime, exercise and Pilates for core strengthening may help. ...Read more

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My daughter,14,has scoliosis, 53 deg. No period yet. Rehab doctor says brace has a chance. Orthopedic surgeons (3) say surgery. Any idea?

My daughter,14,has scoliosis, 53 deg. No period yet. Rehab doctor says brace has a chance. Orthopedic surgeons (3) say surgery. Any idea?

Your choice: Surgery will be the treatment to correct severe scoliosis, however if after surgery patient may need braces or if surgery is not done braces may offer some help with symptoms ...Read more

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I've been having feet trouble for the last few months. It is worse when i get out of bed in the morning or I have sat for long periods of time. Help !

I've been having feet trouble for the last few months. It is worse when i get out of bed in the morning or I have sat for long periods of time. Help !

Plantar fasciitis: Try wearing a shoe with a good arch support or a low heel, and start stretching the calf muscle before getting out of bed and throughout the day. This is a very common condition that is readily treated by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Does scoliosis get worse with time?

Does scoliosis get worse with time?

???? CAN: If you are an adolescent the chance of curve progression is real, therefore frequent follow ups are important, so that proper treatment can be instituted in a timely manner. In adults the curves do not normally progress, associated symptom may increase. ...Read more

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I get canker sores all the time and they stay for really long periods of time, how can I make it less painful?

I get canker sores all the time and they stay for really long periods of time, how can I make it less painful?

Laser therapy: Some dentists use laser therapy to speed up healng of canker sores. A home remedy is mixing Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with pepto bysmol ( 50/50) and swishing to reduce the pain and coat the sores. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

Scoliosis is a condition where patients have an abnormal curvature of ...Read more