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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?

Exercise is good: Scoliosis is usually without symptoms but the more flexibility and strength you have in your back, the less likely you are to have pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

Treatment  42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis  + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

See ortho spine doc: You may need reconstructive or supportive surgery to prevent nerve damage if you have more than one vertebral body affected by the osteoarthritis. If this is a congenital issue an ortho spine doctor would give you the best advice on how to proceed safely ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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I have scoliosis with 43 degrees and 21 age now. Can i go to gym work out and do ab exercise ?

I have scoliosis with 43 degrees and 21 age now. Can i go to gym work out and do ab exercise ?

Yes there should be : No restrictions in terms of exercise with a typical idiopathic scoliosis of this size and exercise is beneficial to good back health and your health in general. Curves under 50 degrees by the end of growth are unlikely to progress. Cardiovascular conditioning, core strengthening and flexibility should all be part of your exercise routine ...Read more

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If I have to stay 9h/day on the chair at work, this can be a problem for my scoliosis? What can I do for not having problems with my back and pain?

If I have to stay 9h/day on the chair at work, this can be a problem for my scoliosis? What can I do for not having problems with my back and pain?

Stretching brakes: 9 hrs of sitting won't make curve worse but can cause some muscle fatigue. I recommend small brakes to stretch your back every 2 hr. Or so. ...Read more

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I have scoliosis. Now I have a big pain at my back maibe because i work at my desk 9h/day seeting of the chair. What can I do? Can be worse then pain?

Sitting back pain: Scoliosis is only associated with back pain about 16% of the time, but poor posture hurts 85%! i agree that the sitting is the likely cause of your pain. A pmr doctor or physical therapist can assess your posture relative to the desk, and an x ray of your spine will give information on the type of scoliosis you have and act as a marker to assess changes over time. This can be helped! ...Read more

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Just received news that I have mild scoliosis in my upper spine. It explains all the pain i've been having. Is it anything to be concerned about?

Just received news that I have mild scoliosis in my upper spine. It explains all the pain i've been having. Is it anything to be concerned about?

Mild scoliosis: Scoliosis usually does not cause pain unless severe or some offset of the vertebrae.Adults who have scoliosis may or may not have back pain. In most cases where back pain is present, it is hard to know whether scoliosis is the cause. ...Read more

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Can mild scoliosis be reversed by workout out core and back muscles and by stretching?

No only bracing-: -can influence a curve and does so only in growing adolescents. By mild, it's better 2 describe it in the numerical degrees of the curve. It also depends on how it was Dx'd.standing ap images R needed 4 the Dx. Often if Cn on recombinant films it can B due 2 positioning & not B real. ...Read more

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Can mild scoliosis make you feel like you need to crack your back when sitting without a backrest?

Probably not: Mild scoliosis is rarely symptomatic so much , more likely simply an issue that stands alone; nonetheless, core and back stability exercises will probably help. ...Read more

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