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Is A Treadmill Okay For Scoliosis
Won't hurt scoliosis: And all three are great aerobic exercises, but do not really strengthen core musculature. Scoliosis is often idiopathic, i.e., no known cause, but it is often seen in lean, very flexible individuals. Central muscles like abdominal and back help support spine and posture. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've 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! ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read more
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
Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?
Maybe: If fully healed from surgery, then yes. In fact, there are very few things you should be restricted from doing at that time. If within the first 6 months, I would ask your operating surgeon. I will typically allow biking, light impact aerobics at the 3-month visit if bone quality good. Thereafter, I will allow progression to more athletics. Ultimately, 1 year before strenuous athletics. ...Read more
Can S shaped scoliosis over 25 degrees cause an even more uneven chest in girls during teen years?
Scoliosis involving: The thorax causes a prominence of the ribs on the back and then on the opposite side in the front which may be somewhat noticable with or without breast growth. Scoliosis tends to worsen during periods of growth, but most 17 year old girls have reached adult height, and their curve will most likely remain fairly stable. ...Read more
Is treatment different for c-shaped scoliosis vs. S-shaped? What is the difference, if any, in treatment for c-shaped and s-shaped scoliosis?
Varies: It is a bit of a generalization, but usually when you talk about a c shaped curve, you are talking about a single curve. An s shaped curve usually refers to a double curve in which one curve is often compensating for the other. Treatment is more based upon the size of the curve and the skeletal age of the patient than whether it is c or s shaped. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No but it is a : Fairly classic presentation which as long as it remains under 50 degrees, you will be able to avoid surgery. You should not have any physical restrictions in terms of activities you may want to do. At age 19 and being female, your are skeletally mature. If a curve exceeds 50 degrees, the risk if progression in adulthood is a degree a year 75% chance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: In all but the most severe cases, there is really nothing specific you have do differently with your pregnancy because of your scoliosis. The only thing that sometimes comes up with labor is that it can sometimes technically difficult to do an epidural on a patient if they have a curve with a lot of rotation to it. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have scoliosis and have been taking codydramol for pain relief im now pregnant so is it okay to take cocodamol instead?
Ask ob-gyn: Your baby comes first. Ask your obstetrician before taking any medication. ...Read more