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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Scoliosis Arthritis Spine

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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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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What are the long term effects I can expect from scoliosis and degenerative arthritis in my spine?

What are the long term effects I can expect from scoliosis and degenerative arthritis in my spine?

Back pain: Peopke with scoliosis have more acute and chronic back pain than the general population, regardless of treatment. Most people get some degree of degenerative spinal arthritis. It is often of no clinical consequence, though it can lead to symptomatic spinal stenosis in some cases. ...Read more

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Will my back problems get worst with age I have scoliosis i know I have arthritis in my spine also

Will my back problems get worst with age I have scoliosis i know I have arthritis in my spine also

It varies: Most mild cases of scoliosis are not thought to increase the risk of back pain. Approximately 80 percent of americans have back pain bad enough they see a physician. Curves that are greater than 45 degrees will tend to steadily progress and can potentially cause worsening back pain. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Omt diagnosis: right side higher than left side, some wear and tear, spine not straight a bit off to the side. Could it be scoliosis and or arthritis?

Omt diagnosis: right side higher than left side, some wear and tear, spine not straight a bit off to the side. Could it be scoliosis and or arthritis?

Omt? : Omt? Abbreviation scoliosis (rarely) and generic arthritis can cause pain, but it is important to obtain a diagnosis from a physician conversant with back pain. Some rheumatologists have that skill. ...Read more

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Need medication increase I am only 25 years old but have scoliosis through out my spine and arthritis in my upper back which are both extremely painful and crippling. Even simple tasks are hard because of these issues. In addition to my back I have severe

Need medication increase I am only 25 years old but have scoliosis through out my spine and arthritis in my upper back which are both extremely painful and crippling. Even simple tasks are hard because of these issues. In addition to my back I have severe

Scoliosis and pain: Scoliosis is a non painful condition and if you are experiencing pain then a complete workout is indicated to find the source of your pain and begin proper treatment. At your age your scoliosis should not be crippling you and other sources should be found. Treatment properly can result in a painless life style and you should be able to enjoy all the activities your desire with proper care. ...Read more

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I am currently suffering from 5 hip replacement severe scoliosis arthritis in spine and hands deterioration of 3 discs osteoporosis n more conditions?

I am currently suffering from 5 hip replacement severe scoliosis arthritis in spine  and hands deterioration of 3 discs osteoporosis n more conditions?

Suffering: It sounds like you are really suffering. Would like to help. Unfortunately I do not see a question here. What would you like us to help you with? ...Read more

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I am on tramidol for arthritis in my spine, and cymbalta (duloxetine) for mood disorder, will these medications cause long term damage? Also I still have pain, why

I am on tramidol for arthritis in my spine, and cymbalta (duloxetine) for mood disorder, will these medications cause long term damage? Also I still have pain, why

No,i understand: Arthritis of your spine is a very common condition caused by a variety of causes, trauma, degeneration, other systemic condition--tramadol, Cymbalta (duloxetine) is one of the best arrangement we have for long term management--depending on your particulars like mri, source and quality of pain, other options available--ask your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...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