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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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 !
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spine Fusion: Lumbar fusion is more difficult to heal than cervical in most cases. More muscle is moved, so more soreness after. Minimally invasive techniques seem to be less painful and certainly are associated with less bleeding. Hospital stays are in the 2-3 day range for most lumbar fusions. Cervical fusion is usually outpatient or overnight. Arm pain gone quickly, sore throat for a couple days. Quick retrn. ...Read more
Spine Stabilization : Spine fusion surgery locks adjacent vertebral segments together permanently. Except in the neck, it should be reserved for patients with symptomatic instability of the spine (i.e. Fracture, severe deformity, slipped vertebra pinching a nerve). In the neck, because the surgical approach to treat a pinched nerve is often through a disk, fusion without significant instability is appropriate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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