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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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I have scoliosis. What is the best mattress for me?

I have scoliosis. What is the best mattress for me?

The most comfortable: There is no specific one in spite of what all the ads state. Find one that is comfortable and relatively firm and the best buy for your money! ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Abnormal curvature of the spine is a symptom in which a person's spine has sideways curvature (either to the left or to the right), or has too little or too much curvature in the front-back direction. Normal front-back spine curvatures exist in the neck, the chest, the lower back, ...Read more


Dr. Atif Haque
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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What's the best brand mattress for someone who suffers from a bad back and is a side sleeper? I have scoliosis and hip pain.

What's the best brand mattress for someone who suffers from a bad back and is a side sleeper?  I have scoliosis and hip pain.

Whichever helps: There is no "magic" mattress. The best one is the one that makes you feel the best. This is essentially a matter of opinion. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Robert Kent
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Please explain if it is possible to correct congenital scoliosis thru minimally invasive method?

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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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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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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Dr. Keith Baldwin
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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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Dr. Richard Pollard
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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? .

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?

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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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I have congenital scoliosis surgery question, any suggestions?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Is it true that congenital scoliosis is life threatening?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Bikash Bose
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

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