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Is Scoliosis Preventable
It depends: It depends in part on the size of your curve and whether or not you are still growing. If you are still growing, curves less than 30 degrees are usually just followed and curves 30-45 degrees are braced to try to prevent progression. If you are done with growth, curves less than 45 degrees usually don't progress, but greater than 45 do. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can certain exercises prevent or treat scoliosis? Are there stretches or exercises that can be done to prevent or help correct scoliosis?
Good question: Over hundreds of years, the medical field has tried hundreds of things to cure scoliosis. This has included strengthening exercises, physical therapy, chiropractic care, estim, traction, and many, many other things. Nothing has ever been shown to help. Mild cases don't usually need treatment. Severe cases need surgery. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Is there a way to tell on your own if your scoliosis is getting worse or staying the same? Can we prevent it from getting worse? Pain=bad? Eats great.
Odd statement: It is not clear if you are asking about yourself or someone else.The changes in scoliosis is influenced by age, which you don't give.Change is monitored by exam and x-rays if needed.There is no self directed method to replace these reproducible methods.Significant changes can go unnoticed by most untrained and some trained personnel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there anything to fix scoliosis like stretching. My daughter 15, she is wearing the vest at night but just to prevent from increasing, degree is 25?
I have a lower back pain on my left side just by the waist. I have been diagnosed with scoliosis. what can I do to prevent this pain.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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