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Does scoliosis get worse when you drive for long periods of time?

Does scoliosis get worse when you drive for long periods of time?

No: Scoliosis tends not to worsen in adulthood, but patients with scoliosis may get back pain, stiffness with a long drive from poor posture etc. ...Read more

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 headaches when reading for long periods of time, i also have trouble seeing close up.Should i be tested for glasses now? I get headaches when reading for long periods of time, i also have trouble seeing close up.Should i be tested for glasses now

I get headaches when reading for long periods of time, i also have trouble seeing close up.Should i be tested for glasses now? I get headaches when reading for long periods of time, i also have trouble seeing close up.Should i be tested for glasses now

If : If you are over 40, you may be experiencing presbyopia. If you don't require glasses to see far, then you may only need a pair of over-the-counter reading glasses. You can start with +1.50 and try stronger ones if needed.

Otherwise, your eye doctor can determine the power of your glasses by examining your eyes. ...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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Is it bad to squat for long periods of time? I squat on my chair sometimes instead of sit as I would get pretty restless and get up to walk around.

Is it bad to squat for long periods of time? I squat on my chair sometimes instead of sit as I would get pretty restless and get up to walk around.

I used to live in: Taiwan where squatting for hours on time was the norm. I would be concerned about squatting on a chair due to risk of falling off or of chair overturning. Take care. ...Read more

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2 years after gallbladder removal if i don't eat after long periods of time i get really bloated. I can't eat while at work so what can I do ?

2 years after gallbladder removal if i don't eat after long periods of time i get really bloated. I can't eat while at work so what can I do ?

Try cholestyramine: These symptoms may be due to bile making it to the colon where it can be irritating causing bloating and diarrhea. Usually eating would bind up the bile. But if you can't eat there is a medicine called Cholestyramine you can take to bind up the bile. Ask your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Have tmj. Sometimes after keeping jaw still for long periods of time tension builds and can release if i pop the jaw. Good to do or makes it worse?

Have tmj. Sometimes after keeping jaw still for long periods of time tension builds and can release if i pop the jaw. Good to do or makes it worse?

See TMJ specialist: If you ignore these signs of TMJ disorder, the condition discomfort and range of motion only worsens. See TMJ specialist for diagnosis and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Can a very small varicoele cause discomfort when standing for long periods of time? I was told only big ones do, but i always get that heavy feeling on one testicle if i stand for a few hours. I have a grade one varicocele. Does this make sense/ normal?

Can a very small varicoele cause discomfort when standing for long periods of time? I was told only big ones do, but i always get that heavy feeling on one testicle if i stand for a few hours. I have a grade one varicocele. Does this make sense/ normal?

Unusual & unlikely: Small varicoceles are not usually associated with discomfort. However there are always exceptions to almost any rule. Treatment would depend upon how much this bothers you. Alternative is live with it & accept discomfort or sit down if this is possible. ...Read more

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Can there be utis or STDs that when you get, you become fatgued for sometimes long periods of time?

Can there be utis or STDs that when you get, you become fatgued for sometimes long periods of time?

Yes any infection ca: Yes any infection not treated can cause fatigue for long period of time, the commonest to cause that symptoms is untreated HIV infection., infectioous mononucleosis, recurrent or chronic UTI can cause that too.You need to be checked and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Can you actually get old and develop gray hair if you are ill for long periods of time?

Can you actually get old and develop gray hair if you are ill for long periods of time?

Gray hair: Yes. Persistent illness often leads both to nutritional deficiencies and to side-effects from medications. A common example is patients who have cancer where their chemotherapy causes severe hair damage. Think of chronic illness as a process that accelerates aging. Focusing on a healthy diet with routine vitamin supplementation is probably the best thing one can do in this situation. ...Read more

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I injured my knee 4 months ago and it still hurts to sit for long periods of time or drive, what could be wrong?

I injured my knee 4 months ago and it still hurts to sit for long periods of time or drive, what could be wrong?

More info needed : Can you provide more info. What was the specific injury ? X-rays ? Scan? Did you see a doc? Symptoms ? ...Read more

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What is best way to get rid of facial hair ? And to keep facial hair away from growing back for long periods of time

What is best way to get rid of facial hair ? And to keep facial hair away from growing back for  long periods of time

Laser Therapy: For longer lasting effect, laser treatment by a dermatologist or esthetician is the best way. Otherwise painful plucking is your next best option. ...Read more

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How come when i focus real hard on say a computer for long periods of time i get feeling dizzy and hard to concentrate?

How come when i focus real hard on say a computer for long periods of time i get feeling dizzy and hard to concentrate?

Eye strain: From an uncorrected refractive error is the most common cause of your symptoms. Something as simple as a pair of glasses for computer use may relieve your symptoms and allow you to concentrate normally. ...Read more

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What would cause my right hip to hurt? It is worse when i stand for long periods of time, and it hurts worse to put weight on that leg?

What would cause my right hip to hurt? It is worse when i stand for long periods of time, and it hurts worse to put weight on that leg?

Need an exam: Since you're relatively young i would think
osteoarthritis would be low likelihood
most likely causes might include trochanteric
bursitis, iliotibial band pain, and possible
labral damage in the hip
i would suggest an orthopedic exam with xrays.
You may need an MRI also. ...Read more

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So, this is embarrassing but I can't hold my bladder In Anymore, for long periods of time. I having been peeing on myself because I do t get to the re?

So, this is embarrassing but I can't hold my bladder In Anymore, for long periods of time. I having been peeing on myself because I do t get to the re?

Have this checked: This is abnormal for somebody your age. Several tests need to be done by a physician to help you solve this problem: including blood tests to rule out problems like diabetes, urine studies, physical exam etc. ...Read more

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I have pain in my shins when walking or standing for long periods of time It is even worse when wearing a one inch heel What is the cause ??

I have pain in my shins when walking or standing for long periods of time It is even worse when wearing a one inch heel What is the cause ??

Shin Splints: It sounds like shin splints, which is a pain along the shin bone where the muscles pull against it. This is often due to a walking pattern that is abnormal, usually caused by a flat foot. Rest from exercise or heavy walking activity can help improve symptoms. If this doesn't work I recommend you see a podiatrist, who can evaluate your feet and legs and make an orthotic that can help. ...Read more

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I'm 21, and everytime i stay still for long periods of time i get very bad leg pain. It's a stabbing feeling usually feels like it's on muscle.

I'm 21, and everytime i stay still for long periods of time i get very bad leg pain. It's a stabbing feeling usually feels like it's on muscle.

Hard to say: There are many potential causes. From neurologic, to vascular, and muscular causes. I would encourage you to be checked. Usually a detailed history, exam, and appropriate studies can determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Can i get ED if i don't have sex for long periods of time or masturbate im a truck driver when i get home can't get erection to have sex with gf

Can i get ED if i don't have sex for long periods of time or masturbate im a truck driver when i get home can't get erection to have sex with gf

Possibly: Truck drivers have an increased incidence of prostatitis since you sit on your prostate - like tractor drivers do. Your problem should be easy to fix. See your local urologist. There are several possible fixes for this. ...Read more

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When working out for long periods of time I get leg and foot cramps, what can I do to help them or make them go away?

When working out for long periods of time I get leg and foot cramps, what can I do to help them or make them go away?

Electrolyte solution: You may be changing the electrolyte balance in your body and you need to hydrate with an electrolyte solution to avoid a low sodium. Often water is not adequate. Resting or shorter workouts may avoid these symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a cystocele on first pregnancy at 27w? Not overweight. Stand and sit for long periods of time. Is there harm to baby?

Is it normal to get a cystocele on first pregnancy at 27w? Not overweight.  Stand and sit for long periods of time. Is there harm to baby?

No harm...: Cystocele rarely occurs in your described scenario, but not impossible. If it's, it would be very minimal or marginal. Clinically, it bears no harm to baby during pregnancy, but be aware that more vaginal deliveries may worsen the degree of existing cystocele over time. This is life and that is what we know about it. More? Ask doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

A condition where patients have an abnormal curvature of ...Read more