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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


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37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia. Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?

37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia. Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?

Joint/Back pain: You have a difficult problem because of your history. You should seek the advice of a qualified physiatrist who specializes in spine care. Preferentially they should work in the same practice as a spine surgeon so you can get both opinions. ...Read more

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What is moderate levoconvex lumbar scoliosis?

What is moderate levoconvex lumbar scoliosis?

A left curvature in: Lower back with the convex or outside part of the curve or scoliosis on the left side of the body with moderate meaning a curve degree between 20-40 degrees in this region. Curves in lumbar spine can be associated with back pain due to its altered mechanics (which can increase degeneration) and curve may worsen with age due to further degenerative changes as well as and/or loss of bone density. ...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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Do disks degenerate as a result of scoliosis? Lumbar 36 degrees.

Do disks degenerate as a result of scoliosis? Lumbar 36 degrees.

Scoliosis: Short answer: uneven forces may cause higher pressure and degeneration in different parts of the disc. ...Read more

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I have s-curve scoliosis. My lumbar curve is 54 deg. I have had intermittent numbness?

I have s-curve scoliosis. My lumbar curve is 54 deg. I have had intermittent numbness?

Scoliosis: That is a pretty severe curve. Any idea about recent progression? If neurologic symptoms worsen, and the curve magnitude worsens, you may need to have an orthopedic spine surgeon discuss surgical options with you. Please go see my mentors at the rothman institute in philadelphia. They are the best! Good luck! ...Read more

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What numbness in my lumbar scoliosis?

Question vague: See a doctor and have your back examined. Back symptoms are one of the most common complaints doctors see and they usually emanate from muscle groups which have been stressed, but can also be from spinal disease with radiculopathy (damage to the nerves roots coming out of the spinal column). Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lumbar prominence scoliosis?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lumbar prominence scoliosis?

Scoliosis: Normally the spine is straight as you view it from the front. If it curves, that is scoliosis. Lumbar scoliosis is curvature of the lumbar spine. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise for moderate mid lumbar dextroconvex scoliosis?

What is the best exercise for moderate mid lumbar dextroconvex scoliosis?

Core: It is somewhat controversial, but in general it is not felt that there are any exercises that help scoliosis. That being said, it is generally good to keep your core strong. ...Read more

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I have a 7 degree curvature of my spine in the lumbar region of my back. It's considered mild scoliosis but I'm constantly in pain, often severe. Y?

I have a 7 degree curvature of my spine in the lumbar region of my back. It's considered mild scoliosis but I'm constantly in pain, often severe. Y?

Curve from pain: People can have a mild scoliosis or curve in their spine caused by the muscle spasms that cause pain. In that situation the spine turns toward the pain, since the muscles involved are shortened. Mild scoliosis in an adult is rarely a cause of pain. You should be looking to another source for its origin. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for lumbar scoliosis?

From don't worry: This depends on your age and the size of the curve and whether your bone density is normal and if there are any associated issues such as spinal stenosis, instability &/or degenerative changes. If still growing brace or observation & if an adult, is it progressing or large in size or associated with any other problems. You really need to see a spine specialist to get an opinion. ...Read more

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Is 23 degrees thoracic and 16 degrees lumbar scoliosis considered severe scoliosis?

Is 23 degrees thoracic and 16 degrees lumbar scoliosis considered severe scoliosis?

No: No, this would be considered a relatively small curve. If the person still had growth left, they would still need to be followed to make sure it did not get bigger. If the person was skeletally mature, it would not even need to be followed. Thank you for your. Question. ...Read more

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Can a bulging lumbar disc in teen cause scoliosis to develop? If no, please explain thank you

Can a bulging lumbar disc in teen cause scoliosis to develop? If no, please explain thank you

No: Bulging discs are a reflection of compression.The weight of the upright spine, pull of the muscles & physical activities are reflected in changes in this rubbery material. Scoliosis is a reflection of less known factors & shows up primarily during the rapid growth of the teen years, like the spring growth of a plant. That growth has more tendency to drift away from being straight. ...Read more

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Can memory foam beds create added pain to necks, lower back problems or mild lumbar scoliosis?

Can memory foam beds create added pain to necks, lower back problems or mild lumbar scoliosis?

Yes & no: Scoliosis is not painful so a mattresses don't make a difference. For back & neck pain it is hit & miss. No one mattress fits all. ...Read more

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Does lumbar scoliosis surgery has connection with the tendency to use the bathroom more often?

Does lumbar scoliosis surgery has connection with the tendency to use the bathroom more often?

Scoliosis: No. Scoliosis does not lead to increased urination or bowel movements. However pregnancy does cause increased urination. Hormonal changes, increased blood volume, and pressure on the bladder from the baby all conspire to cause urinary frequency and a lack of sleep. ...Read more

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Why do memory foam beds create added pain to necks, lower back problems or mild lumbar scoliosis?

Why do memory foam beds create added pain to necks, lower back problems or mild lumbar scoliosis?

Sleep on Side: Hard to say why. Beds are so specific for each person, I would suggest trying another bed if possible. Alternatively, side sleeping puts the least pressure on the spine, especially with pillows between legs. If this is still uncomfortable consider sleeping in your back with 2-3 pillows under your legs to raise them, so back stays flat on the bed. ...Read more

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Had lumbar fusion&scoliosis surgery on l3l4 and had to have another one, 1screw was hitting the nerve. How long will it take for my nerve to heal?

Had lumbar fusion&scoliosis surgery on l3l4 and had to have another one, 1screw was hitting the nerve. How long will it take for my nerve to heal?

Difficult to say....: In general, nerves repair themselves at a rate of 0.5 mm per day.....Depends the extent of nerve injury. Usually 3 to 6 months. ...Read more

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I have a 7 year old daughter with vcfs and 52 degree lumbar scoliosis. Growing rods have been recommended. What should we expect after this procedure?

I have a 7 year old daughter with vcfs and 52 degree lumbar scoliosis. Growing rods have been recommended. What should we expect after this procedure?

Check this out: There are a lot of stories and testimonials here. Bear in mind that scoliosis surgery 15 years ago was very different than it is today...

http://www. Srs. Org/patient_and_family/patient_stories/angela. Htm. ...Read more

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If I have left convex lumbar scoliosis why does my left hip seem to be higher than my right hip?

If I have left convex lumbar scoliosis why does my left hip seem to be higher than my right hip?

Get an X-ray: Evaluation of a scoliosis X-ray of your spine will answer the question of whether your hip is actually high or the curve causes that perception. For more information visit my website www. ESpine. Com ...Read more

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Is adult 36 yr old mild lumbar scoliosis less than 20 degrees along with mild stenosis has a tendency to progress? No previous X-rays available. No pain or symptoms.

Is adult 36 yr old mild lumbar scoliosis less than 20 degrees along with mild stenosis has a tendency to progress? No previous X-rays available. No pain or symptoms.

Unlikely: Unlikely to progress degenerative less than 20 usually dosent progress idiopathic curve greater than 45 degrees known to progress ...Read more

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I have osteophytes in my lumbar spine along with mild scoliosis. What's the prognosis for something like this?

I have osteophytes in my lumbar spine along with mild scoliosis. What's the prognosis for something like this?

That depends more on: Other factors including: smoking status, body weight, exercise routine and your family history of arthritis/spine issues. A mild scoliosis usually is not a factor and osteophytes are typical findings as we age. So by themselves, the mild scoliosis and osteophytes do not predict any prognosis. ...Read more

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Scoliosis progressing, L5 compression, EMG changes, lumbar spondylolisthesis, c4-6 narrow, PAIN. What are my options?

Options: A good Orthopedic eval is needed to go over all you have done already. Generally, conservative Treatment first with medication, Physical therapy, possible pain management with epidurals, and then if needed and no relief, a Neurosurgical evaluation may be needed to discuss surgical options. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Would like to know what does this mean in a report - LUMBAR SPINE CURVATURE IS LOST - PARASPINAL SPASM, & SCOLIOSIS WITH CONVEXITY TO LEFT IS SEEN?

Would like to know what does this mean in a report - LUMBAR SPINE CURVATURE IS LOST - PARASPINAL SPASM, & SCOLIOSIS WITH CONVEXITY TO LEFT IS SEEN?

Malalignment: Normally when you look at the low back of a person from the side there is a small curve known as lordosis. When this curve is reduced or straightened it can be from muscle spasm which tends to straighten out the normal curves in the spine. When you look from the back, the spine is normally straight, but in scoliosis it is curved. It may take an MRI to determine the cause of your condition. ...Read more

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Being a 31 y/o male, what does it mean when my report says mild multilevel degenerative disc disease and slight scoliosis in the thoracic and lumbar?

Being a 31 y/o male, what does it mean when my report says mild multilevel degenerative disc disease and slight scoliosis in the thoracic and lumbar?

Disc disease: Being male and 31 years old mild disc disease is a common finding and if not associated with any pain or weakness there are no surgical indications for treatment. ...Read more

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Can a lumbar strain cause minor scoliosis?

Yes and no: A true, structural scoliosis can not be caused by a back strain because it is a structural deformity of the spine. That being said, patients who strain or injure their back can often be leaned forward or to the side as a way to ease the pain. This is a form of non structural scoliosis that will resolve as the patient recovers. If it is associate with sciatica is is known as a sciatic scoliosis. ...Read more

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I just had PT for my back because my spine and lumbar section had mild scoliosis. After the physical therapy my back is hurting. Is this normal?

ConsultSpineSpeciali: It can happen following therapy. You should however tell that to the therapist at the next session. Mild Scoliosis by itself does not need Physical therapy at your age unless it is causing pain and other symptoms or there are associated disc problem. Discuss your options with a Spine Specialist. I think it is a good idea to consult a Spine Specialist ...Read more

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Lumbar (Definition)

Refers to something related to the area about the lower part of the ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

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