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Is It Bad To Smoke If U Had Scoliosis Surgery
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
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
Fused not flexible: The reason for scoliosis surgery is to correct the deformity and/or prevent any worsening. To do this, a fusion is done which essentially stops any motion through those fused areas. However, flexibility in terms of bending can be maintained by keeping your leg and hip muscles flexible ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had 2 surgeries in 2/15. I am 55 yrs with PsA.1st surgery was ALIF for scoliosis. 2nd was PCIF. for stenosis. 2 mos ltr with bad low bk pain! Y?
Complicated: Both your surgeries efficacy has been shown treating symptoms other than back pain , fusions for back pain are 70%chance of getting 70% better none iradicate back pain in all cases your .systemic inflammatory disease might be driving your back pain symptoms have you tried enbrel or similar drugs? Your your ALIF has been shown to prevent progressive deformity your Pcif Was done to relieve leg pain ...Read more
I'm a scoliosis patient, i'm 21 years old, no surgery yet and my curve is around 45 degrees. Is running bad for me? Will physical therapy help?
No and no?: You obviously have a significant curve and the only thing that will change the curve would be corrective surgery. Running will probably not affect the curve or your symptoms and will help maintain good lung and overall fitness physical therapy will provide some benefit in that you may help increase your flexibility and core strength which may help some muscular issues related to your curve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Major surgery: Scoliosis is major surgery. In experienced hands it is safe, but all surgery has risks. Depending on your age, health, curve location and severity, the risks can include bleeding that requires transfusion, infection, nerve damage (weakness, numbness), residual or new deformity, implant failure, medical problems, even death. Talk to your doctor about your situation. Consider a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Only if: Only if the scoliosis is still flexible and due to another reason that is forcing the spine to bend, ie muscular spasm being generated by another issue like a kidney stone. If it is a type of scoliosis known as congenital or idiopathic, the answer is no. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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