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How do doctors diagnose scoliosis?

How do doctors diagnose scoliosis?

Usually by X-rays: The screening test for scoliosis is a forward bending test, where the patient bends forward at the waistband the examiner looks for a rotational deformity, or. ...Read more

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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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How do physicians diagnose low-back pain?

How do physicians diagnose low-back pain?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Using imaging studies and examination it can be determined. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose utis?

How do doctors diagnose utis?

Urine tests: The definite answer is from a test called a "urine culture", which allows bacteria (if present) to grow in an incubator. Since that takes a few days, we also rely on a quick "urinalysis" to give hints about whether a UTI is likely or not. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose meningitis?

How do doctors diagnose meningitis?

Lumbar puncture: Symptoms of meningitis typically include high fever, ill-appearing child, vomiting (usually without diarrhea), neck pain/stiffness or alteration in mental status (eg. Excessive lethargy). Some children may have a purplish rash on the body. The clinical signs may prompt further testing. The definitive study of choice is a lumbar puncture (spinal tap). ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose schizophrenia?

How do doctors diagnose schizophrenia?

Diagnosis is: made by history, observation and input from relatives/ significant others. Mayo Clinic Defines Schizophrenia as “a severe brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior.” ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose arteriosclerosis?

How do doctors diagnose arteriosclerosis?

Many tests: Through carotid (ultrasound) scan, nuclear stress test, stress echocardiogram, echocardiogram, pet scan, ct scan, mri, ankle brachial index test, peripheral ultrasound, ekgs. These tests are only used after a thorough history and physical that provides the indications for the appropriate test(s). ...Read more

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How do doctors treat a fractured spine?

How do doctors treat a fractured spine?

Spine: Bracing- soft collar, rigid or halo , versus surgical fixation and fusion. Seek counsel froma spine surgeon. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose degenerative myelopathy?

How do you diagnose degenerative myelopathy?

Imaging and exam: 1st step is the physical exam will show signs like weakness and stiffness. Urinary problems too. Imaging like a ct or MRI wil confirm. ...Read more

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What do doctors do to treat a curved spine?

What do doctors do to treat a curved spine?

Surgery: Depends on extent of curve, any complications, general health, etc. Consult your orthopedic surgeon for more info. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose behavior problems?

How do doctors diagnose behavior problems?

Behavior problems Dx: Thorough history, both individual & family, observation, behavior check lists, psychological testing, response to treatment & progress over time. ...Read more

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What do doctors do to diagnose adult adhd?

What do doctors do to diagnose adult adhd?

Testing and clinical: Testing is one way to go. It is expensive and hard to find a place to do it. For psychiatrists with experience in diagnosing add/adhd, a targeted interview investigating key symptoms, will give you a diagnosis in one hour. You can discuss also the treatment options at that time. Add in adults is widely prevalent, but it depends on the daily routine and job demands to become an obvious problem. ...Read more

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How do physicians diagnose cushing's disease?

How do physicians diagnose cushing's disease?

Labs and imaging: A lab draw or urine test can tell if your body is making too much cortisol. This is a condition called cushing's syndrome. Cushing's disease is cushing's syndrome caused by a pituitary tumor. Imaging studies (MRI) can locate this tumor. ...Read more

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How do you treat scoliosis?

How do you treat scoliosis?

Depends on age & typ: It all depends on your age & type of scoliosis. Obviously there is conservative management vs surgery but it's hard to say which w/out knowing the specifics. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose sacral subluxation?

How do you diagnose sacral subluxation?

Usually after a : Significant trauma otherwise there is no issue and best diagnosed by ct and x-rays. ...Read more

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Do thoracic surgeons know how to treat liver cysts?

Do thoracic surgeons know how to treat liver cysts?

Yes: Thoracic surgeons are physicians, just specialized in treating diseases involving the chest, but all doctors get some exposure to other medical issues, either in medical school or training. If you have a question, ask them. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose brucellosis?

How do doctors diagnose brucellosis?

Blood tests: Blood tests and blood/tissue cultures are necessary for making the diagnosis of brucellosis; they include testing for antibodies against the bacteria and isolating the organism from blood cultures. Brucellosis is treated with a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose strabismus?

How do you diagnose  strabismus?

Cover test: Strabismus can be easily diagnosed with something called the cover test. Your eye doctor can perform this for you. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose sacroileitis?

How do you diagnose sacroileitis?

Pain,XRay: Palpable pain over the sacroiliac joint and/or xray of the joint showing typical changes. ...Read more

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Where do I find docs who know how to conduct operatiosn for hallux rigidus?

Where do I find docs who know how to conduct operatiosn for hallux rigidus?

Podiatric surgeon : I am sure your community has competent Podiatric surgeons that are more than capable of caring for your condition. There are several different treatment options (including surgical intervention) that can be done. Check your local hospital's web site and search for a Podiatrist. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose meningococcal disease?

How do doctors diagnose meningococcal disease?

Lp: An LP looking for increased white cells and low glucose levels. Gram stains will show the organisms. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

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