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Doctor insights on: Non Surgical Methods Treating Curved 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. Zachariah George
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Curved Spine (Definition)

Hunched posture (kyphosis) is a clinical finding in which the back is arched forward in a hunched position, often as a result of spinal bone ...Read more


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How long is surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

How long is surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

Depends: This depends on multiple factors: surgeon's skill and skill of operating team & its efficiency, the type of curve, the size and extent of the deformity, how stiff it is, your bone density status, your weight, the amount of surgical blood loss, your neurologic status and your underlying medical status. Also depends whether it will be done from one approach or two or if it needs to be staged as well. ...Read more

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What is the recovery length after having surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

What is the recovery length after having surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

It varies: It depends on the cause of the kyphosis. For example, kyphosis from an osteoporosis fracture is treated with a minimally invasive kyphoplasty, which has almost no recovery time. A kyphosis from a structural, non fracture deformity is similar to a scoliosis type surgery and has an approximate 12 week recovery until return to full activity. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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When does a curved spine need surgery?

When does a curved spine need surgery?

Depends: This depends on multiple factors including: the kind of curve ie the cause, the location, the size or magnitude, neurologic status----your age, your underlying health including your bone density and nutritional status as well as underlying medical problems and the risks of no treatment v surgery. ...Read more

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How long should it take to walk again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

How long should it take to walk again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

The next day: Barring complication, we strongly encourage patients to be up walking and working with physical therapy as soon as possible, usually the day after surgery. This reduces the likelihood of periopertive complications such as pressure sores, blood clots, and pneumonia. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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How long will it take to be up and walking again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

How long will it take to be up and walking again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

It's fast: Depending on patient's age & health status as well as whether it is single or 2 stage procedure, usually by the next day after surgery one will try at least to dangle the patient's legs off the bed or even sit in chair. From that point, walking begins as soon as tolerated to minimize risk of blood clots in legs & lungs as well as any other lung issues. If a 2 stage procedure it may be after 2nd. ...Read more

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Is it common for doctors to use an epidural during a butt lift? How effective is an epidural for a butt lift procedure, and is this the preferred type of anesthesia for the treatment? Can i opt for another method, as I have a curved spine. From the delive

Is it common for doctors to use an epidural during a butt lift? How effective is an epidural for a butt lift procedure, and is this the preferred type of anesthesia for the treatment? Can i opt for another method, as I have a curved spine. From the delive

The : The procedure can be done with an epidural or general anesthesia. If your health permits, there should be little or no difference in anesthetic risk. With regards to your spine, its curvature will usually not affect the effectiveness of the epidural only the difficulty of its insertion. By the way, it is unlikely your curvature is due to a pregnancy. It is most likely congenital. Most people have some asymmetrical curvature of the spine. Although it may not be noticeable or problematic. Discuss the anesthetic with the anesthesiologist that will be there for the procedure since it is usually best(safer/better results) to do what he feels the most comfortable doing. Good luck and i hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it common for doctors to use an epidural during a butt lift? How effective is an epidural for a butt lift procedure, and is this the preferred type of anesthesia for the treatment? Can i opt for another method, as I have a curved spine. From the delive

Yes it is common: The reason an epidural is offered with a "butt-lift" is that it can assist with post-operative pain control for a prolonged period of time. If you have had problems with placement in the past (curved spine) there are other techniques that can be used. Talk with your anesthesiologist about what technique is best for you. ...Read more

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Is non surgical spine decompression good for spine problems?

Is non surgical spine decompression good for spine problems?

Depends: It depends on the extent of your spine problems. It may help if you have an anatomical compression. ...Read more