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I have scoliosis. What can I do about constant back aches?

I have scoliosis. What can I do about constant back aches?

Depends: The simple things are aerobic exercise (heart rate over 100 for at least 30 minutes 3 times a week), core exercise (strengthen tummy and back muscles), over the counter pain medications (pay attention to the warnings on the package; all meds have risks). If simple measures fail, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a sore inflamed lower back and itchy ? When you have scoliosis

What does it mean when you have a sore inflamed lower back and itchy ? When you have scoliosis

Muscular strain: scoliosis needs to be monitored. Low back soreness is very common malady. Apply heat to area and watch your activities in the next few days, don't over exert. ...Read more

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Slight scoliosis with shoulder, back, and neck pain. Along with this i started getting leg spasms and aching, wondering if these are all connected.

Slight scoliosis  with shoulder, back, and neck pain. Along with this i started getting leg spasms and aching, wondering if these are all connected.

I do not think so: Usually slight scoliosis in your age is not painful, if you have pain must something else. Please check it with spine surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Muscle ache in upper back and neck. Could this be muscle strain? Will deep tissue massage or trigger point massage help? Also have severe scoliosis.

Muscle ache in upper back and neck. Could this be muscle strain? Will deep tissue massage or trigger point massage help? Also have severe scoliosis.

Depends where your: scoliosis is located? It can affect the back muscles above and below it to cause muscle strain. MFTP Tx and massage are only temporizing measures. Your best bet is to see a NMM/ OMT Dr. (DO, Doctor of osteopathic medicine), who is a neuromusculoskeletal medicine specialist to help you evaluate the degree of scoliosis, if it's a double scoliosis, and help decompress your spine and muscle strains. ...Read more

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Does scoliosis cause a sore spot in spine? I do not have a history of scoliosis, will it develop over the years due to bad posture? Thanks.

Does scoliosis cause a sore spot in spine? I do not have a history of scoliosis, will it develop over the years due to bad posture? Thanks.

No ; no: Scoli runs in families, women>males. Some are idiopathic, no known cause, some r due 2 structural abnormalities in the vertebrae. Starts early in pre teen and stops when growth is complete. It is a silent problem and visible on x-ray or physical exam. At 25 u r out of the woods 4 developing scoli, but 4 peace of mind, have a screening done by ur ortho guy. ...Read more

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Cold tingling feeling between shoulder blades and full ache . Also sore shoulders and arms. Mild scoliosis . Tender spot by or on spine. What causes?

Cold tingling feeling between shoulder blades and full ache . Also sore shoulders and arms. Mild scoliosis . Tender spot by or on spine. What causes?

Nerve compression: Scoliosis can cause some nerve compression in your spine that may be causing your symptoms. Consider seeing a chiropractor or a physical therapist to help you get your symptoms alleviated. They may also help you figure out some exercises that you ca do at home to prevent future problems. Acupuncture or yoga may also be helpful. ...Read more

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What is congenital scoliosis?

What is congenital 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. ...Read more

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What can I do about congenital scoliosis?

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. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to correct congenital scoliosis thru minimally invasive method?

This depends how: Severe the scoliosis is. If it is mild, postural and bracing can help correct it slightly. However, if it is advanced, there is not much that can be done with minimally invasive procedures. ...Read more

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