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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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What to do if I have severe scoliosis and neck problems. What types of scoliosis therapy should I avoid?

What to do if I have severe scoliosis and neck problems. What types of scoliosis therapy should I avoid?

Depends: Usually exercise and physical therapy is the mainstay of dealing with issues from scoliosis. Sometimes depending on how much curve you have you might benefit from a brace as well. I would speak with a good musculoskeletal/spine physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor or even an orthopedic spine surgeon. ...Read more

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What kinda stretches can I do to help back and neck pain I have scoliosis and neck degnration and I'm not sure I may possible have a slipped dics in neck or back?

What kinda stretches can I do to help back and neck pain I have scoliosis and  neck degnration and I'm not sure I may possible have a slipped dics in neck or back?

Physical therapist: Your safest bet is to be evaluated at a spine clinic or by an orthopaedic specialist who will then instruct a physical therapist in what exercises are best for your particular condition. After a session or two you will be given instruction on doing the exercises at home. ...Read more

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Neck and back pain neck stiffness jaw stiff like i csnt open it all the way, TMJ scoliosis and neck degeneration is this normal ?

Neck and back pain neck stiffness jaw stiff like i csnt open it all the way, TMJ scoliosis and neck degeneration is this normal ?

MSD: or musculoskeletal disorders disorders that affect the human body's movement or musculoskeletal system: neck, back, TMJ. See a pain management doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Could there be a person with scoliosis around the neck?

Could there be a person with scoliosis around the neck?

Yes: In conditions with upper thoracic scoliosis, there can be found patients in which the curve extends into the cervical spine. ...Read more

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My back and neck really hurt and I have scoliosis. What do I do?

My back and neck really hurt and I have scoliosis. What do I do?

Be seen: I definitely would not hesitate to be seen and evaluated for your scoliosis, but also for the pain you are having; which may or may not be related. There may be a simple option to get you more comfortable. ...Read more

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I have minor scoliosis, the curve moves my neck to the side. Can I straighten my neck somehow to cause it to have less of a lean? Thanks

I have minor scoliosis, the curve moves my neck to the side. Can I straighten my neck somehow to cause it to have less of a lean? Thanks

Varies : You can ultimately work on your range of motion and flexibility of the area with physical therapy and stretching. If you do have a mild curve it would be pretty uncommon to have much of a deformity going into the neck. Don't hesitate to be seen and examined directly to discuss further treatment options. ...Read more

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Does scoliosis have anything to do with me being short and having a short neck?

Maybe: There are certain genetic disorders that that can affect you your stature and have related scoliosis. See you orthopaedic spinal specialist for a complete physical. ...Read more

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Which type of scoliosis do I have if it's like in my upper back kinda where my neck is?

Which type of scoliosis do I have if it's like in my upper back kinda where my neck is?

Any type: Congenital with abnormal vertebral shape is a definite possibility. Otherwise, idiopathic is most likely. Various curve configurations may give differing appearance to the spine. So your curve may be a structural upper thoracic curve or primary thoracic with a compensatory structural upper curve. These are classified as lenke 1, 2, 3, 4. ...Read more

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I've got scoliosis now my neck is giving me problems.It feels like a spur is tearing through my neck out my back?

I've got scoliosis now my neck is giving me problems.It feels like a spur is tearing through my neck out my back?

Be seen: If your pain is particularly severe, I sure would not hesitate to be seen for a more specific diagnosis beyond that you simply have scoliosis. A good exam and appropriate tests will usually determine the cause of your pain and your options for treatment. ...Read more

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I have s curve in my spine is there anything that can be done as get lit of neck and back pain it's in the middle been told it scoliosis ?

I have s curve in my spine is there anything that can be done as get lit of neck and back pain it's in the middle been told it scoliosis ?

Scoliosis can be: mild, moderate or severe. Spine xrays should be ordered by a back specialist. Then treatment and options will be discussed. For moderate to severe cases, a corrective brace can be used. Physical therapy is also an important part of improving symptoms. ...Read more

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I have moderate scoliosis (s curve) had mri. It said "sagittal alignment is normal". How can this be with scoliosis?! I had MRI for neck issues.

Compensation: Your spine and really your body will compensate for scoliosis so that you try your best to stand appropriately and to balance the weight of your body. Moreover, if you have only moderate scoliosis your body could easily accommodate your scoliosis such that your sagittal alignment is actually normal. The sagittal alignment is the line that connects your head to your pelvis. ...Read more

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I have 3 s curves in my neck, middle&lower back. Wore a boston jacket ages 8-14 now at age 23 in daily activity pain, could my scoliosis be the cause?

I have 3 s curves in my neck, middle&lower back. Wore a boston jacket ages 8-14  now at age 23 in daily activity pain, could my scoliosis be the cause?

The tjheror: The theory that idiopathic adolscent scoliosis causes pain in spine different than a spine with no curves is supported only for only curves over 30 degrees otherwise straight spines and spines with curves under 30 have the same natural course. ...Read more

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What treatments should I get for moderate scoliosis and a reverse neck curve?

Yoga: Yoga and pilates are the best non surgical treatments for scoliosis. For more information about scoliosis, visit www.eSpine.com ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

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