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Is Horseback Riding A Bad Idea If You Have Scoliosis
I have a sharp pain in the right side of my mid back. Had surgery to fix scoliosis. Hurt's with certain moments. Got worse over night... Any ideas?
Pinched nerve: An arm falling asleep is typically from nerve compression, which may be peripheral, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome, or may be in the cervical spine. There are tests such as EMG/NCS which can help with the diagnosis. Scoliosis is unlikely to have any bearing on your arm falling asleep. ...Read more
I have chronic lbp, post scoliosis reduct surg, numerous fusions. When I need to have bowel movement, there is always lbp w/pressure. Ideas why?
Ideas/exercises to improve quality of life with scoliosis? 18 y/o female, competitive equestrian/swimmer, moderate lumbar and thoracic curve, and struggle with posture and keeping my left shoulder up. Neuro advised me against chiro.
Physical therapy: Scoliosis such as you have may be due to a short leg. A heel lift may help minimize the curve. See an osteopathic physician Who does manual treatment Physical therapy may give you comprehensive exercises to decrease the restricted movements that can occur with scoliosis. Continue swimming. Maintaining flexibility is important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Upper back has been hurting for 4 months. X ray showed scoliosis in lower back. Had blood work pain getting worse worried about bone cancer. Ideas?
Highly unlikely: Is most likely from the scoliosis . The low back is connected to the upper back which can't function right if the lower back is not working right. It operates as a unit. Bone cancer on the upper spine at your age is something I have never seen. Have you tried physical therapy or chiropractic care? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 35 degree congenital lumbar scoliosis along with spina bifida occulta in L5 vertebra. Is lifting weights and doing push ups a good idea?
It is fine: Typically spina bifida occulta is not highly destabilized and more of an incidental finding. The scoliosis should also not be a huge problem. My recommendation would be to work out, but don't do exercises that are bothersome to your low back. If it hurts, don't do it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter,14,has scoliosis, 53 deg. No period yet. Rehab doctor says brace has a chance. Orthopedic surgeons (3) say surgery. Any idea?
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
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