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Is It Safe For People With Scoliosis To Ride Roller Coasters
Yes: Most patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis should be able to ride roller coasters without a problem. Ensure that the seat belt and safety mechanisms fit comfortably. Patients with severe adult scoliosis may have "soft" bones due to osteoporosis. These patients are at higher risk of getting a compression fracture of the spine and thus should avoid roller coasters. ...Read more
Is it safe for me to ride roller coasters with scoliosis mine isn't to bad but my neck hurts? Is there any chance I could get paralyzed didn't hav s
Must ask Doctor: No one here, unfortunately, is going to give you permission to ride a roller coaster when we have not seen your films or know your medical history. This is a question for the doctor who cares for you. I wish you well. ...Read more
Had a heartattack a few weeks ago and had a stent placed in her LAD, Wondering if it was safe to ride roller coasters at the great escape.?
No: I would avoid this, personally. Ask your cardiologist for a more definitive reply. ...Read more
Can I ride the rails with my arrhythmia? I have arrhythmia and was wondering whether it's safe for me to ride roller coasters. I've ridden them before I was diagnosed and nothing happened, but I wanted to make sure.
Depends: Different arrhythmias might make me give you different answers. If you have not had a problem before, likely you will not have one in the future. The triggers for events vary between patients. If your arrhythmia keeps you from enjoying your life, all the more reason to consider getting it fixed. ...Read more
Depends on the sever: For mild to moderate stenosis, probably little to no risk. For severe disease, would check with your heart doctor. ...Read more
Maybe: If it is mild, it would not be a problem. If moderate you would need to ask your cardiologist specifically. If severe, no. ...Read more
Roller coaster rides: At your age, esp with cardiac problems, I don't think riding a roller coaster is a good idea. When the blood pressure goes up, heart has more strain which can be detrimental. Also, your skeleton is now 55 years old and unless you have been very active all your life, you may have skeletal issues as well. Damaged discs are something that can happen in the back as well as neck. ...Read more
Arrhythmia: It depends is the best answer I can give now. Because some arrhythmias are relatively stable on medicines and those would be safe, however, others are less stable and would be dangerous to ride on these rides. Best to discuss this with your cardiologist and determine which is best for you. ...Read more
With a-fib is it safe to ride roller coasters if your a-fib is being treated with medications? In sept. I was hospitalized with a-fib, with a cardiac cath a hole was found in my heart apparently I was born with it. I am currently taking flecanide acetate
Treatment: Treatment for atrial fibrillation is based on symptoms. The stimulation of the ride may increase your heart rate (which is the reason most people ride them, after all). If you don't have problems with rapid palpitation on the roller coaster, there is no reason not to ride it. ...Read more
Depends: This is a hard question to answer because it is individualized. Lots of people with svt lead full and active lives with few if any limitations on their activities. However, only *your* cardiologist can decide how safe it is for *you* to do things like riding roller coasters. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Roller coasters: Depends on the individual and their situation. You should ask the dr. Familiar with your case. ...Read more
Cranioplasty: Roller coasters can cause some rather traumatic brain shifts due to acceleration and deceleration during the ride so if you have had a cranioplasty I would speak to the neurosurgeon first and get an opinion as to whether this is a good idea. ...Read more
Can I ride roller coasters and swim if I have a subconjunctival hemmorhage without it being aggravated. (Been 5 days since injured).
Yes, but....: Yes, without the subconj heme being aggravated...but HOW DID YOU GET IT?? if you had a head injury, you might have also obtained TBI vs concussion...and higher G forces can aggravate that.... so yes you can ride coasters...but should you...depends on the rest of your health ...Read more
Now that I am older and ride roller coasters with my kids I feel nauseous and have veritgo. Why does this happen when I used to do it fine?
Roller Coasters: Are unnatural...Let me be upfront here...I do not like them. They are dangerous. When you were younger they were not as fast or steep or jerky. Roller coasters can precipitate stroke in some people. As we age (yuck) our necks and vessels are more prone to injury from all that jerking and the force of the coaster is making you nauseated, etc. ...Read more
Epilepsy: It would depend on how well controlled your seizures are. If under good control and no seizures within the last year the milder rides would likely be okay. The more severe high velocity roller coasters are never a good idea in any patient with a serious medical disorder. ...Read more
Roller coasters: I would ask your neurosurgeon this question. ...Read more
Adderall: I know of no specific contraindication.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ok: As long your contact lenses don't come loose and detach during the ride, the g forces will be insufficient to cause bubble formation near your cornea or in the contact lens. ...Read more
6 months - 1 year: Once your are completely healed, there should not be any restrictions on your activities. It will take up to a year for the bone flap to be completely healed. ...Read more
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