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How bad is the pain after scoliosis surgery?

How bad is the pain after scoliosis surgery?

This depends on the: Approach used and size of your incision as well as your age and conditioning . Most pain is well controlled with medication and its need decreases over time usually off all medication by 4-6 weeks post operatively. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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I have congenital scoliosis surgery question, any suggestions?

Yes: Yes you could see an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty for the treatment of scoliosis. Also, if you list your specific question on healthtap, i will try to look for it and answer it if i can. Thank you. ...Read more

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Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult? .

Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult?

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Talk to MD: You have to find out wether the scoliosis is affecting the child. In severe cases scoliosis can cause pain and interfere with breathing. In minor cases it is detectable on examination, but is not interfering with the patient's lifestyle. If it is the latter case you may not need surgery at all. Talk to your md about options. ...Read more

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Is scoliosis spinal surgery bad for your flexibility?

Fused not flexible: The reason for scoliosis surgery is to correct the deformity and/or prevent any worsening. To do this, a fusion is done which essentially stops any motion through those fused areas. However, flexibility in terms of bending can be maintained by keeping your leg and hip muscles flexible ...Read more

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I have had 2 surgeries in 2/15. I am 55 yrs with PsA.1st surgery was ALIF for scoliosis. 2nd was PCIF. for stenosis. 2 mos ltr with bad low bk pain! Y?

I have had 2 surgeries in 2/15. I am 55 yrs with PsA.1st surgery was ALIF for scoliosis. 2nd was PCIF. for stenosis. 2 mos ltr with bad low bk pain! Y?

Complicated: Both your surgeries efficacy has been shown treating symptoms other than back pain , fusions for back pain are 70%chance of getting 70% better none iradicate back pain in all cases your .systemic inflammatory disease might be driving your back pain symptoms have you tried enbrel (etanercept) or similar drugs? Your your ALIF has been shown to prevent progressive deformity your Pcif Was done to relieve leg pain ...Read more

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I'm a scoliosis patient, i'm 21 years old, no surgery yet and my curve is around 45 degrees. Is running bad for me? Will physical therapy help?

I'm a scoliosis patient, i'm 21 years old, no surgery yet and my curve is around 45 degrees. Is running bad for me? Will physical therapy help?

No and no?: You obviously have a significant curve and the only thing that will change the curve would be corrective surgery. Running will probably not affect the curve or your symptoms and will help maintain good lung and overall fitness physical therapy will provide some benefit in that you may help increase your flexibility and core strength which may help some muscular issues related to your curve. ...Read more

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16 y/o female. I recently had surgery for scoliosis. For the past few days I have had a pain around my right ribs. Hurts more when I lay down. ?

16 y/o female. I recently had surgery for scoliosis. For the past few  days I have had a pain around my right ribs. Hurts more when I lay down. ?

In scoliosis surg-: -it involves correcting the curve as well as correcting rotational deformity as well. The process involves changes in rib orientation 2 each other, some stretched apart, some R compressed in relationship 2 the adjacent ones. So it would seem ok, as long as it was not of sudden onset. I would let Ur surgeon kno about this. ...Read more

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Does having scoliosis surgery disqualify you for the u.S. Military?

Does having scoliosis surgery disqualify you for the u.S. Military?

See:: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/spine.htm ** "Any surgical fusion of spinal vertebrae (P81.0) is disqualifying."** disqualifying ...Read more

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