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Is there a chance that my scoliosis will get worse when I grow?

Is there a chance that my scoliosis will get worse when I grow?

It depends: It depends on the type of scoliosis. Most curves tend to progress about 1 degree per year after skeletal maturity. However, certain curves can progress fast and require surgical intervention sooner. Please check with your physician regarding the type of curve that you have and the prognosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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My 14 year old daughter has been diagnosis with scoliosis... With a 14 degree curve..What are chances it will get worse.. Age does girls stop growing?

This depends on : Several issues including family history especially if found on both sides, the timing of her period which if she has not had is a higher risk and the type & location of the curve. This should be monitored closely for any progression. If so, bracing is usually helpful with only 1% requiring any surgery for idiopathic scoliosis. Most growth with a spurt is just before their period starts ...Read more

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What can I do about congenital scoliosis?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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?

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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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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Does scoliosis get worse with time?

Does scoliosis get worse with time?

???? CAN: If you are an adolescent the chance of curve progression is real, therefore frequent follow ups are important, so that proper treatment can be instituted in a timely manner. In adults the curves do not normally progress, associated symptom may increase. ...Read more

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Can scoliosis get much worse if not treated?

Scoliosis progress: Scoliosis can progress rapidly during periods of growth, especially during the time of puberty. Early intervention is the key. ...Read more

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I was checked by a "professional" who said i don't have scoliosis. But now it's worse! should I get a second opinion?

I was checked by a "professional" who said i don't have scoliosis. But now it's worse! should I get a second opinion?

Get another opinion: Whenever you question what you've been told by a health professional it never hurts to get a second opinion. With scoliosis it's like pregnancy you either have it or you don't. X-rays will tell if you do and how big the curve is. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant; will my scoliosis get worse?

No: Your spine curvature will not worsen during pregnancy. However, the ligaments in the body relax a bit during pregnancy. So if the curvature in your spine caused some muscle spasm/aches before pregnancy, those symptoms may worsen. Exercises can help, but new back pain or changes should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Scoliosis.dextroconvex 5degree & levoconvex 7degree.my gp didnt gave any treatment.should i check every 6months on xray if curves get worse?i'm 24 now

Scoliosis.dextroconvex 5degree & levoconvex 7degree.my gp didnt gave any treatment.should i check every 6months on xray if curves get worse?i'm 24 now

Scoliosis: When it comes to scoliosis, a Cobb angle of under 10 is very mild. During your peak growth velocity years after your period started, the curvatures in your spine did not progress to levels that will need surgery. Now that you are fully grown and your growth plates are fused, it should not progress much further. Visit a spine specialist if you need reassurance. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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

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