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Is it okay to work out your back if you have mild scoliosis?

Is it okay to work out your back if you have mild scoliosis?

Yes: Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine. Most cases are idiopathic (unknown cause). Exercises that are good for peoples backs are good for people with scoliosis. Exercises that are bad for peoples backs (or poor form) are also bad for people with scoliosis. If the scoliosis is mild, it should be a non issue for exercise. ...Read more

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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


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I have a sm hemangioma at t2. My middle back is killing me. Specially when i'm sitting at work. Could this be from that or arthritis or mild scoliosis?

I have a sm hemangioma at t2. My middle back is killing me. Specially when i'm sitting at work. Could this be from that or arthritis or mild scoliosis?

Back pain: It is very unlikely that the hemangioma has anything to do with the pain. At your age a functional problem due to body mechanics, scoliosis, or a wear and tear problem is most likely the cause. ...Read more

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I have had up back pain one year. Mri showed mild scoliosis. Cervical stenosis. Pain is near right shoulder blade close to spine. Pain is like clock work. Why does it feel good to apply pressure?

I have had up back pain one year. Mri showed mild scoliosis.  Cervical stenosis. Pain is near right shoulder blade close to spine. Pain is like clock work. Why does it feel good to apply pressure?

Not nerve pain: This is more typical of a chronic muscular injury of the muscle inserting on the right medial shoulder blade. If pressure helps the pain, it is not nerve related and therefore not related to the cervical stenosis. Chronic stretching is the treatment. It is unlikely to go away completely, but stretching always helps improve the discomfort. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

Scoliosis is a condition where patients have an abnormal curvature of ...Read more