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Hi, can rib hump caused by scoliosis reduce by doing yoga?

Hi, can rib hump caused by scoliosis reduce by doing yoga?

Unlikely: Yoga can be helpful but your deformity is related to how ribs and spine grew in a spiral when tight fascia restricted vertical growth in childhood. Myofascial release and inversion table may be helpful to reduce pain and perhaps deformity, but for more than a little correction, spine and rib bones will have to change shape. Www. Blatmanhealthandwellness. Com. ...Read more

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My thoracoplasty to reduce scoliosis rib hump could not be performed as the protrusion was mainly caused by fusion mass. Can anything else be done?

My thoracoplasty to reduce scoliosis rib hump could not be performed as the protrusion was mainly caused by fusion mass. Can anything else be done?

Need more details!: To answer this question, one would need to fully evaluate your x-rays and CT of spine. This is a question better posed to your Ortho or Neuro Spine surgeon. Only they will have the expertise and data necessary to answer this with real understanding after review of your current anatomy via radiographic studies. ...Read more

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How to stop rib hump from scoliosis to progress?

How to stop rib hump from scoliosis to progress?

Surgery: After growth stops, scoliosis curves that were sizable at that point will progress by as much as 1 degree every year. The rib hump goes along with the spine curvature. Unfortunately, the only way to reliably prevent progression at your age is a spinal fusion. ...Read more

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Hey I have scoliosis I think and have a rib hump I want to know how I can treat them?

Hey I have scoliosis I think and have a rib hump I want to know how I can treat them?

Se. A spine doctor: Only bracing in a growing person and surgery has changed the natural course of scoliosis a spine specialist can explain options after curve magnitudes have beeneasured on standing long cassette xrays. ...Read more

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What can be the cause/s of hump of the ribs underneath the breasts. Other than scoliosis.?

What can be the cause/s of hump of the ribs underneath the breasts. Other than scoliosis.?

Sternal asymmetry: Your breast bone (sternum) can articulate with your ribs deeper, shallower, or in the center of your your rib cage. The former is called "pectus excavatum, " the next is called "pectus carinatum." both can cause the ribs to hump up in the chest. Both are innocuous. Check with your doctor for proper diagnosis and explanation. ...Read more

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Can scoliosis cause rib cage pain?

Can scoliosis cause rib cage pain?

Scoliosis: Yes scoliosis can cause rib pain. See an orthopedist if you are in pain. ...Read more

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Why didn't my scoliosis rib hump resolve after surgery?

Why didn't my scoliosis rib hump resolve after surgery?

Derotation hard: We are bettter at at straightening curve s rotating the spine with the tools we currently have is limit correcting the rotational deformity of scoliosis which cause the rib hump is technically difficult to accomplish the ribs not enough leverage, ribs themselves can have ther own deformity that can't be corrected by correcting the spine deformity s. ...Read more

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Is it possible to still have a rib hump after scoliosis surgery?

Is it possible to still have a rib hump after scoliosis surgery?

It's common: The rib can have its own deformity to be treated separtely. ...Read more

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Intermit midbackpain wheremy spine curves frm scoliosis. Radiates around under right ribs. What could cause? Months b/t episodz sometimes.

Intermit midbackpain wheremy spine curves frm scoliosis. Radiates around under right ribs. What could cause? Months b/t episodz sometimes.

Midbackpain and ribs: Scoliosis is an unhealthy curvature of a normally straight spine, affecting 12 million people worldwide. A rotation of the vertebra and the rib cage usually accompanies this unhealthy curve. Bio-mechanical stresses that could potentially cause rib pain. Cobbs angle needs to be measured by spine x ray to ensure curvature is not compressing the pulmonary space. Also monitor your respiration /heart. C. ...Read more

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Why does scoliosis causes costochondritis sometimes? Is it because the ribs are protruding in the wrong way?

Why does scoliosis causes costochondritis sometimes? Is it because the ribs are protruding in the wrong way?

Potentially: Patients with scoliosis do have some degree of an asymmetric trunk rotation (atr) and this can cause some deformity at the ribs as well. This could potentially out you at increased risk for episodes of costochondritis. Don't hesitate to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and I accidentally found out I have scoliosis afyer a chest X-ray looking for causes of my dyspnoea likely cause? My rib cage sticks out on left

I'm 19 and I accidentally found out I have scoliosis afyer a chest X-ray looking for causes of my dyspnoea likely cause? My rib cage sticks out on left

Scoliosis: Unless severe and/or accompanied by significant thoracic deformity, incidentally discovered idiopathic scoliosis would not likely cause any breathing problems. ...Read more

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Will MRI of my thoracic be able to tell if it is cause of rib, back and chest pain? I have ddd scoliosis osteoarthritis in area

Will MRI of my thoracic be able to tell if it is cause of rib, back and chest pain? I have ddd scoliosis osteoarthritis in area

MRI Result: Mris are fantastic at telling us what is structurally wrong with the spine. However, an MRI study cannot tell where the pain is coming from. You would need a good thorough physical evaluation. Investigate the facet joints on the back of the spine. When they become arthritic, they can be very painful. A simple facet/medial branch block is a very useful tool to determine where spine pain comes from. ...Read more

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Can S shaped scoliosis over 25 degrees cause an even more uneven chest in girls during teen years?

Scoliosis involving: The thorax causes a prominence of the ribs on the back and then on the opposite side in the front which may be somewhat noticable with or without breast growth. Scoliosis tends to worsen during periods of growth, but most 17 year old girls have reached adult height, and their curve will most likely remain fairly stable. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a rib hump?

How can I get rid of a rib hump?

Depends: If the hump is in an amenable location, surgical resection of the piece of rib can make the protruding rib shape disappear. This is purely a cosmetic procedure, though. You can have chronic pain after the procedure if the nerves that run under the ribs are damaged severely. Also, many insurances will not pay for this as it is only cosmetic. If you are still interested, check with your doctors. ...Read more

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Does scoliosis causes stiffness when opening the chest or rotating the chest?

Yes: Scoliosis, an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine can significantly limit rib movement. Occasionally, this can be severe enough to impair breathing. More often, however, people describe the sensation your feeling of tightness or stiffness of the chest with rotation. In some mild/moderate cases, osteopaths, pts, or chiropractors may be able to work on reducing the scoliosis and pain. ...Read more

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I had thoracoplasty (rib hump reduction). Will I be able to have kids?

I had thoracoplasty (rib hump reduction). Will I be able to have kids?

Presumably: A thoacoplasty in and of itself would not keep you from having children. So unless there is some other reason, yes you should be able to have children. ...Read more

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What is a rib hump?

What is a rib hump?

Sign of scoliosis: Scoliosis is thought of as a lateral curvature of the spine, however it is actually more of a rotation of the spine. The rotation of the spine causes the ribs to stick out on one side. Hence a rib hump. As the scoliosis worsens typically so does the rib hump. ...Read more

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Upper abd and chest pain in 24yo female with heart murmur, concave chest, and scoliosis. Possible causes?

Upper abd and chest pain in 24yo female with heart murmur, concave chest, and scoliosis. Possible causes?

Many possible: Upper abdominal and chest pain can relate to many, many causes - even some emotional ones. But - what you say about the scoliosis and heart murmur suggest it might be connected to Marfan syndrome - especially if you fit the profile - tall, slim, long fingers & feet, eye problems. See a doctor and they'll help you figure out what to do. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can scoliosis cause chest pain? I had Spina bifida as a child and operated on when born, walk slightly with curved back. Thankyou

Hi doctors, can scoliosis cause chest pain? I had Spina bifida as a child and operated on when born, walk slightly with curved back. Thankyou

Neuromuscular: scoliosis causes chest pain. SB is a neuromuscular condition that causes muscle weakness, spasticity or paralysis, making them unable to support the spine, resulting in scoliosis. If not fused in adolescence, scoliosis can progress in adulthood. Premature arthritis of SB includes the spine & worsens with age. Spinal cord tethering can occur at any age. See your SB team for evaluation & treatment ...Read more

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I've got scoliosis and a prominent back. Is there anything that can correct or remove my back ribs?

Potentially: The prominence of the ribs on one side of the back in a patient with scoliosis is related to the rotation that occurs in most cases of scoliosis; it is known as an asymmetric trunk rotation or "rib hump." Severe cases can be corrected surgically. ...Read more

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What to do if I have scoliosis and a prominent back. Is there anything that can correct or remove my back ribs?

What to do if I have scoliosis and a prominent back. Is there anything that can correct or remove my back ribs?

Ask orthopedic dr: Most scoliosis is treated in adolescence when curve is more flexible. Once skeletal maturity or growth is completed, a patient with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is now said to have adult idiopathic scoliosis. The distinction is important for while a patient with adult Idiopathic Scoliosis may still need treatment for progression, pain is much more common indication for treatment. ...Read more

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Lower rib bone on the left sticks out more than the right, most obvious when lying on my back, could this relate to my scoliosis?

Most likely as: Scoliosis is a twisting or rotation rather than a bend of the spine just like taking a straight hanging rope & coiling it leading to the curvature but also the asymmetry or changes in regard to rib appearance for one as well as waist creases and how far one arm is from the body as compared to the other when hanging down on each side as well as shoulder height differences and even breast appearance. ...Read more

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Sir as I have visual impression that my ribs are uneven and protruding. So how will I get to know wether I m suffering from scoliosis.?

Xray: One of the first findings in scoliosis is a rotation of the trunk, otherwise known as an asymmetric trunk rotation or rib hump. On the other hand some people may have an asymmetry in their ribs without scoliosis. A simple xray will determine if you have scoliosis. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Been having chostochondritis in my left or right ribs these days. Is it bcoz of scoliosis? I have it. 5degree in dextroconvex & 7degree in levoconvex.

Possible: It is possibly from the scoliosis.
But have you had any local trauma to the painful area.
Local trauma is more likely to cause the problem.

If you continue to have pain, then best to see your DR ...Read more

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I have mild scoliosis, which is 5degree dextroconvex & 7degree levoconvex. It made my left rib protrude a bit, esp. When I lay in my back. Is it bad?

No: The degree of scoliosis itself is not severe enough to need treatment in and of itself. The first thing that occurs in the development if scoliosis is a rotation of the spine which does cause a asymmetry of the rib cage known as a asymmetric trunk rotation. ...Read more

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