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How Long Does It Take To Outgrow Mild Scoliosis
Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones (vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine. Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
Orthopedic follow up: Congenital scoliosis should be followed closely by an orthopedic doc that treats scoliosis. The issue is usually that one side of the spine grows faster than the other due to failure of one or more segments to separate or form. It progresses over time as the child grows.See 1 more doctor answer
Not typically: Not typically. The two exception to that are if the curve has been allowed to progress to an exceptionally large degree that it effects lung or cardiac function, which is quite rare nowadays. Or two, if the patient has other associated conditions with the scoliosis such as congenital heart or kidney problems which can be seen in a small percentage of cases.See 1 more doctor answer
No: No, they cannot.Get a more detailed answer ›
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? .
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Depends severity: Congenital scoliosis can progress like idiopathic scoliosis during periods of growth.Spinal surgery depends on severity of curve. Surgery would be indicated with congenital scoliosis other body systems affected. Cardiac, kidney, and bowel abnormalities have increased incidence with congenital scoliosis.
I'v a 10 yrs. Old daughter who has an s shape congenital scoliosis more than 45*, there was no noticable progress & no pain. What are the options?
Early and often care: Although there has been no progression yet, with your daughter at age 10 and either early in puberty or not even entering puberty yet, now is the time to be very aggressive about monitoring for changes and intervening early. This is not a little 10 degree curve - she is already at 45, and you don't want much progression before you would get agressive with early therapies. See spine doctor often!See 1 more doctor answer
20years ago had l-4 spinal fusion for congenital scoliosis now as an adult uncontrollable pain. What do you recommend?
Work up: You need to see a spine specialist to get some tests done to see if you have adjacent levels degeneration. Usually pt and injections are first course of treatment.
Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?
3 months to 1 year: There are multiple types of scoliosis. Recovery depends on your age, the location of the surgery, the number of levels fused, your bone quality, and the type of surgery. This question should be discussed with your surgeon as the answer varies quite a bit depending on the exact cause of the scoliosis, many patient factors, and the type of surgery performed.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends on surgery..: Discuss with your orthopedic surgeon this question. The answer will vary depending on exactly what needs to be done in your case and if there are any complications that may extend the recovery time. Also your general health can influence recovery time for many surgical procedures. Not all cases of scoliosis require surgery. If concerned, a 2nd opinion re: treatment is never a bad idea. Good luck.
How long does it take for a scoliosis to progress? It is very minor, and difficult to tell. The patient is a 18 year old male.
Is Scoliosis not progressive? My doctor said that my scoliosis condition is mild and it will no longer worsen is this true?
Scoliosis: F unknown age or medical Hx: asks: Is Scoliosis not progressive? My doctor said that my scoliosis condition is mild and it will no longer worsen is this true? ANS: Some does and some does not. Discuss your concerns with your Dr.
My left leg is 9mm longer than my right and I have a mild scoliosis. But when I wear a 4mm shoe lift on my right the curve only gets worse. How?
Pelvic obliqity: You most likely have a pelvic obliquity related to the scoliosis that affects the leg lengths.
Had lumbar fusion&scoliosis surgery on l3l4 and had to have another one, 1screw was hitting the nerve. How long will it take for my nerve to heal?
Difficult to say....: In general, nerves repair themselves at a rate of 0.5 mm per day.....Depends the extent of nerve injury. Usually 3 to 6 months.
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