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Scoliosis. Dextroconvex 5degree & levoconvex 7degree. My gp didn't 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
Tracks annual growth: Doctors track each child's growth in height and weight, by putting a dot on a growth chart each time the child has an annual check-up (more often if under 2 years old). Charts compare the child's growth to the average growth of children in the country. If a teen has no height growth for 2 check-ups, he is likely finished growing tall. One can look at the charts at: http://www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts/ ...Read more
I Prefer Cobb Salad: Quote: "Identifying Cobb angle is important since it is often the first objective indicator of a scoliosis. A curve is considered to be scoliosis at a Cobb angle of 10º or more. Any increase greater than 5º or 10º is considered a change – the number varies among studies. Scoliosis is considered mild at 10º-24º, moderate at 25º-50º and severe at >50º." [scoliosis3dc. Com] ...Read more
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Hello Dr. Gordon, I was just wondering how would I be able to find out the exact degree of the curve in my back?
My back has a curve, how can I fix this? I used to slouch a lot (I recently found out that I do). Is that related to this?
Should I use Major Curves Butt Enhancement pills to grow the size of my butt? Is it effective? I've seen 1600 reviews listed stating that it works.
Don't waste your $: There is a big difference between a well conducted study and reviews. ...Read more
If you don't balance: Most people will preferentially work out the front of the body. Like chest, biceps, abdomen. This pulls everything forward and you can end up with a rounded upper back and shoulders. Make sure you balance this out with toning the upper and lower back muscles and stretch the pectorals to help your shoulder blades sit back. The mens olympic gymnastics team needs to work on this too! Check them out. ...Read more
You can't....: Unless it is a result of a leg length difference. Then all it takes is a shoe lift in the shorter leg. If it is idiopathic scoliosis (curve greater than 10 degrees) then it is just a matter of observation. Surgery to straighten curves is not done until the curve is either shown to be progressing 6 deg or more every 6 months or greater than 30 degrees with progression. ...Read more
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Scoliosis: You are still in the age range to develop scoliosis (curvature of the spine). Make an appointment with your doctor. He/she can do an assessment in their office. If needed, they can order a special x-ray of your spine to look for and evaluate the degree of curvature and refer you to an orthopedic doctor that treats scoliosis. ...Read more
Back surgery possibl: You need to see an orthopedist. It may be too late for a brace and an operation may be indicated. ...Read more
Yes: This is the main parameter of contact lens fit. The diameter has a role as well but is less important. ...Read more
Depends on Position: Every woman's anatomy is a little different, but the g-spot is located on the upper wall protecting the urethra from damage during sex. It is also a place of high nerve density and thus, usually more pleasure. If he eneters while you are facing each other, that curve could then reach that g-spot. ...Read more
The base curve: Is the curvature of the contact lens and it should match the curvature of your eye. An 8.4 base curve is steeper (or more curvy) than an 8.7 base curve. The base curve determination is part of the contact lens fitting done by your eyecare provider. ...Read more
With kyphoscoliosis curve will rods always work, or is there an angle beyond which you can't use rods anymore?
I have a curve in my spine and there's pain in the lower part of my back do you know what the curve would be it spasms alot also?
Many type of curves: There r many types of curves in the spine: lordosis (backwards), kyphosis (forwards), scoliosis (sidewards). Depending on what segment is affected & how, they can all cause pain. Spasms are more often muscular problems, & may not be related to spinal curvaturl. See your doctor for referral to a local spine specialist and physiatrist (rehab doc) for better evaluation. Surgery is prob not needed yet ...Read more
What thresholds determine when a 3-piece LeFort is indicated to fix a skeletal open bite, in terms of curve of Spee and transverse discrepancy?
Talk: Talk to Orthodontist. He/she will determine extent of your malocclusion and best path of treatment based on more criteria than there is room to discussed here. The Orthodontist will then prepare your occlusion so that skeletal discrepancies can be normalized by you Oral Surgeon. Malocclusions are like snowflakes, no two are identical. There are guidelines, not rules, that determine treatment. ...Read more
I have recently been diagnosed with scolioisis, my back is beginning to curve to the side. Are there any exercises which can be recommended & advice?
Doubt need: A mild degree of scoliosis is common & most never get worse after you achieve your final height. If your doc didn't consider it worthy of much discussion, I am not sure you need to do anything. Scoliosis can also be a temporary response to low back spasm or pain that self corrects over a few weeks. You may want to review the issue with your doc. ...Read more
Why am I not losing weight? I have gained over 15 lbs in 2 yrs. I joined Curves 2 months ago. I have been taking G.C.also. In 2 month I have lost 3 lb
Could be normal: No one's body is perfectly symmetric. Everyone has slight variations. If this is something new, associated with pain, or making sex painful or difficult it should be checked out. If it has always been that way and only of cosmetic concern, it is up to you whether to get it looked at. ...Read more