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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?

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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How can I straighten my back spine without surgery?

How can I straighten my back spine without surgery?

Probably not: Bracing for scoliosis during adolescence is controversial. Even the supporters of it generally think it prevents worsening, but it does not make the curve go away. If the curve is progressing, consider surgery, especially if it is affecting your appearance and self image. If it is not progressing, stay physically and socially active. ...Read more

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How can I straighten my spine without surgery?

How can I straighten my spine without surgery?

Depends: Mild postural deformity can be improved by exercises stressing strength and position. Larger deformities generally do not respond to this. Sometimes deformities will progress regardless of treatment. All deformities tend to stiffen with age. Some also continue to worsen with aging. ...Read more

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Is the only way to fully straighten the spine through surgery?

Is the only way to fully straighten the spine through surgery?

In general, yes: It sounds like you may have scoliosis? In an adult patient, the only way to correct a spinal deformity and maintain it is with surgery. That is not to say that all patients with scoliosis need surgery, many can have their symptoms relieved no operatively; but in terms of correcting the curve itself, surgery is required to do that. ...Read more

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How long is surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

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 recovery length after having surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

What is the recovery length after having surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

It varies: It depends on the cause of the kyphosis. For example, kyphosis from an osteoporosis fracture is treated with a minimally invasive kyphoplasty, which has almost no recovery time. A kyphosis from a structural, non fracture deformity is similar to a scoliosis type surgery and has an approximate 12 week recovery until return to full activity. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Hi , I was wondering if it's safe for me to be an exotic dancer with scoliosis. I've had surgery but they straighten 90% of my spine back.

Hi , I was wondering if it's safe for me to be an exotic dancer with scoliosis. I've had surgery but they straighten 90% of my spine back.

Ask your doc: This is the type of question only those with direct knowledge of your condition, surgery and recovery could answer with authority. ...Read more

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Why nobody invented a better surgery to straighten up the spine for those who suffer with kyphosis after the age of 20? Nobody wants titaniums in !

Why nobody invented a better surgery to straighten up the spine for those who suffer with kyphosis after the age of 20? Nobody wants titaniums in !

Good point: Hopefully someday they will. Maybe one day you will contribute to that development. All that being said, surgery for kyphosis has come a long way with many patients who undergo surgery getting remarkable correction and improvement in their quality of life. Thank you. ...Read more

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How long should it take to walk again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

How long should it take to walk again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

The next day: Barring complication, we strongly encourage patients to be up walking and working with physical therapy as soon as possible, usually the day after surgery. This reduces the likelihood of periopertive complications such as pressure sores, blood clots, and pneumonia. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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How long will it take to be up and walking again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

How long will it take to be up and walking again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

It's fast: Depending on patient's age & health status as well as whether it is single or 2 stage procedure, usually by the next day after surgery one will try at least to dangle the patient's legs off the bed or even sit in chair. From that point, walking begins as soon as tolerated to minimize risk of blood clots in legs & lungs as well as any other lung issues. If a 2 stage procedure it may be after 2nd. ...Read more

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Since all planes of body are connected e.g. Jaw, hip. Would un-tilting my jaw (surgery) align the other planes and straighten my spine (scoliosis)??

Since all planes of body are connected e.g. Jaw, hip. Would un-tilting my jaw (surgery) align the other planes and straighten my spine (scoliosis)??

Separate compartment: I think you're confused. The different compartments of the body are on their own when it comes to adult or near adult modification. Your spine responds to gravity according to a multitude of influences, but how your jaw tilts has little if anything to do with it. ...Read more

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Hello details are my brother MRI result. I need to know the risk fator of a surgery and options he has. Mri cervical spine: findings: - normal alignment with straightening of the cervical curve. - c4/c5 & c6/c7 posterioc disc herniator with marginal osteo

Hello details are my brother MRI result. I need to know the risk fator of a surgery and options he has. Mri cervical spine: findings: - normal alignment with straightening of the cervical curve. - c4/c5 & c6/c7 posterioc disc herniator with marginal osteo

There : There is compression of the cervical spinal cord and neural foraminae, therefore the patient most likely needs surgery. Once there is compression on the spinal cord, there can be catastrophic consequences without surgery. Please be sure that the patient sees a neurosurgeon or spinal orthopedic surgeon immediately. If the patient had numbness or weakness then they must go to the er. ...Read more

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What is decompressive surgery for spine?

What is decompressive surgery for spine?

This means that the : Contents of the spine's canal (nerve tissue) is being pinched and needs to be freed by removing whatever may be compressing it which could be. A disc herniation, tumor, arthritic changes, blood clot or the canal was just too small to begin with. The most common way to do this is by removing a portion of the "roof" of the spine or lamina & is called a laminectomy. There are other approaches too. ...Read more

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How much risk is associated with surgery in the spine?

How much risk is associated with surgery in the spine?

Depends: It depends on the exact procedure and the part of the spine involved. In the neck and mid back, the spinal cord is nearby, so it can injured in some way. In the low back, the nerves that go to and from the legs can be injured (less risky than the spinal cord. Such nerve injuries can involve feeling and strength. Other potential problems include pain, infection, bleeding, instability, deformity. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having surgery on the spine?

What do you advise if I'm having surgery on the spine?

Education: You would want to make sure you are well educated regarding the nature of your condition, your operative and no operative treatment options as well, so you can be confident in proceeding in the manner you are most comfortable with. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be done to correct a curving spine besides surgery?

Is there anything that can be done to correct a curving spine besides surgery?

It depends . . .: If in a teen or younger and the curve is not bad, a brace can help keep it from getting worse and possibly help. In adults, mild curves will typically not progress. In older adults, a degenerative curve may slowly get worse as the deterioration progresses. Physical therapy, pain medications, chiropractic and traction are first line treatments. If they don't help, surgery might be next. ...Read more

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How does a spine fusion surgery work for your spine?

How does a spine fusion surgery work for your spine?

Stability stops pain: The spine is made up of many moving parts, joints, ligaments, bones and disks. When the parts become damaged, unstable or worn, movement becomes painful. A spinal fusion takes the moving segments and makes them stiff by growing bone across them. Once the movement stops, it's no longer painful. You will lose some mobility and it is possible to develope problems at adjacent spinal levels. ...Read more

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How badly can your neck/spine have to be to require surgery?

How badly can your neck/spine have to be to require surgery?

Varies: In general, there are two reasons surgery is considered. First, if there is a present or impending problem that if not addressed surgically will lead to a neurological or medical problem. For example, there are some people at risk for paralysis unless they have surgery. Second is if the spinal condition that causes symptoms that have failed nonoperative care, such as in chronic back pain. ...Read more

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