Top
20
Doctor insights on: Is Horseback Riding A Bad Idea If You Have Scoliosis

Share
1

1
Is horseback riding a bad idea if you have scoliosis?

Is horseback riding a bad idea if you have scoliosis?

No: You are only limited by discomfort. Riding itself won't change or effect anything in most cases. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Edward Hellman
580 doctors shared insights

Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is ...Read more


2

2
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?

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?

Get checked: There are a number of potential causes and i would encourage you to let your surgeon know. One of the more common causes is an irritation of the scapula causing a condition known as subscapular bursitis. Thank yyou for your question. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Klippel feil no scoliosis but bones are set high and out on right side dr thought they were formed that way but wasn't like this a year ago any Idea?

Klippel feil no scoliosis but bones are set high and out on right side dr thought they were formed that way but wasn't like this a year ago any Idea?

See previous answer: Depending on the type of Klippel Feil syndrome you have, there are a number of symptoms and structural differences which are treated symptomatically. Suggest you investigate the orthopedics and/or neurosurgery departments at U of I since as a tertiary center ther would be best able to provide advice for therapeutic options. ...Read more

4

4
Do you have any idea why my right arm keeps falling asleep? I have scoliosis.

Do you have any idea why my right arm keeps falling asleep? I have scoliosis.

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

6

6
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?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
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.

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 more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
My daughter,14,has scoliosis, 53 deg. No period yet. Rehab doctor says brace has a chance. Orthopedic surgeons (3) say surgery. Any idea?

Your choice: Surgery will be the treatment to correct severe scoliosis, however if after surgery patient may need braces or if surgery is not done braces may offer some help with symptoms ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
11

11
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

See 2 more doctor answers
12

12
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

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
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

14

14
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! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
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

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
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

18

18
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?

.

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

See 2 more doctor answers
19

19
How dangerous is congenital scoliosis for 14 yr old?

How dangerous is congenital scoliosis for 14 yr old?

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

20

20
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

Dr. Thomas Dowling
1,069 doctors shared insights

Scoliosis (Definition)

A condition where patients have an abnormal curvature of ...Read more