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Is there an alternate way to correct scoliosis without surgery like yoga?

Is there an alternate way to correct scoliosis without surgery like yoga?

Symptoms: There are many causes of scoliosis based on the age at presentation. The curvature magnitude can only be corrected by bracing or surgery. However, in adults, physicians mainly focus on controlling symptoms from pain or nerve root irritation. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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I'm 19 & have bow legs. Is there any way to correct/better them non-surgically. e.g. brace or specific exercises? If not, what would surgery entail?

I'm 19 & have bow legs. Is there any way to correct/better them non-surgically. e.g. brace or specific exercises? If not, what would surgery entail?

No: Braces are helpful only for children who still have growth left; in adults, offloading braces can help with the symptoms but do not correct the deformity itself. The surgery involves breaking your leg and placing it in aore corrected position and then holding it in that position with usually plates and screws for approximately 8 weeks until the leg heals in the corrected position. ...Read more

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What is the best way to correct scoliosis? Is there some other way insteed of exsercise?

What is the best way to correct scoliosis? Is there some other way insteed of exsercise?

Be seen: Not really any way to correct scoliosis on your own or with exercise. Many curves do not really require any treatment at all. Consider being seen to determine the size of your curve and whether or not any treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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Is this a way to correct bow legs without surgery?

Is this a way to correct bow legs without surgery?

Depends on situation: Bow legs are often seen as a transitional finding when kids first start to walk, followed by a knock kneed phase between 3 & 5 and a straightening by 6-7.This occurs as the child's hips & legs begin to shift their growth to carry a growing upper body. If over 8-10, there is not much that can be done. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure or prevent ' bow' legs?

Is there a way to cure or prevent ' bow' legs?

Age related: In children under two, almost all are bow legged to some degree and they outgrow it by 2-3 years of age. An adult who is bow legged from childhood...Don' know what can be done non surgically.. Rickets is a well know cause of bow legs and is a result f vitamin d and calcium so taking vit d from birth and eaiing a balanced diet and playing outside in the sun for 15-20 min a day without sunscreen. ...Read more

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Is there any incorrect ways to take a pulse?

Is there any incorrect ways to take a pulse?

Yes: Don't take a pulse with your thumb. You can end up counting your own pulse. ...Read more

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But is there any other way to fix a long face through facial exercises perhaps?

But is there any other way to fix a long face through facial exercises perhaps?

See a: Cosmetic surgeon and a dermatologist to assess, but it bothers you or you would not ask. The remedies are surgical and costly. ...Read more

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Is there a way to improve a bad heart valve without surgery?

Is there a way to improve a bad heart valve without surgery?

Valve repair: Need more details. The aortic valve may be intervened percutaneously-procedure is known as a TAVR. Other approaches are available for the mitral valve. See an interventional cardiologist with expertise in structural for more details. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat osteoarthritis except doing surgery for joint replacement?

Is there a way to treat osteoarthritis except doing surgery for joint replacement?

It depends: It depends of the type of arthritis and the severity of involvement. Replacement is indicated when it is the end of the line and all conservative therapy has failed. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be done to correct a curving spine besides surgery?

Is there anything that can be done to correct a curving spine besides surgery?

It depends . . .: If in a teen or younger and the curve is not bad, a brace can help keep it from getting worse and possibly help. In adults, mild curves will typically not progress. In older adults, a degenerative curve may slowly get worse as the deterioration progresses. Physical therapy, pain medications, chiropractic and traction are first line treatments. If they don't help, surgery might be next. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of enteroptosis? Can excercises really reverse it to previous position? Is there waist pain with enteroptosis as a symptom?

What is the treatment of enteroptosis? Can excercises really reverse it to previous position? Is there waist pain with enteroptosis as a symptom?

Enteroptosis: Enteroptosis is an old term not used in current practice, that refers to a sagging of internal organs. The medical literature of the late 19th and early 20th centuries describes 4 distinct causes of sagging of the internal organs, and proposes different treatments for each. Modern medicine does not recognize enteroptosis as a defined medical condition. ...Read more

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Is there any possible way to correct/straighten the postural kyphosis by exercises after the age of 20 ?

Is there any possible way to correct/straighten the postural kyphosis by exercises after the age of 20 ?

Depends on cause: If it is pure postural kyphosis with no wedging of any of the spinal (vertebrae) segments, then core strengthening an postural retraining should correct the problem. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat/ease pain from endometriosis that does not require surgery or birth control?

Is there a way to treat/ease pain from endometriosis that does not require surgery or birth control?

Yes: Decreasing caffeine, accupuncture, botanicals and foods that cleanse the liver to help eliminate estrogen better. Also there are anti-inflammatory herbs and anti spasmotic herbs that can help.Consuming onions / garlic / leeks which contain sulfur can help. Diet low in animal protein. Foods that are high in fiber. Increasing vegetables that have indole-3-carbinol anc certain vitamin supplements. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure a knee problem that is opposite of bow legged?

Is there any way to cure a knee problem that is opposite of bow legged?

Knock knee: This is called a valgus knee, or genu valgum. Possible causes are developmental, connective tissue disease (rheumatoid arthritis--for example), traumatic (torn acl, mcl, pcl, posterior capsule, etc.) if associated with significant pain and arthritis, may be a candidate for total knee replacement if you are talking infantile or childhood, there are normal phases/variations in 1st 6 yrs. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat genu varum without a surgery?

With specific braces: One could try to prevent the g varum from getting worse or slow its progress. This maybe successful for a period of time. If there are no pain, then no further treatments are needed, and just live with it. But generally, these are due to arthritis, which most likely will be painful, requiring treatment. Then pain meds, pt, weight loss if overweight, keeping muscles strong would all help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can still play soccer with a partially torn ligament. Is surgery necessary to fix it or are there other ways without surgery? Thank you in advance!

Can still play soccer with a partially torn ligament. Is surgery necessary to fix it or are there other ways without surgery? Thank you in advance!

What ligament? : What ligament is it? You typically want to rest a torn ligament while it is in the healing process and excessive ambulation can cause further damage to the injury. Not to mention it is painful to even walk with a torn ligament in the lower extremities! ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

A condition where patients have an abnormal curvature of ...Read more