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Tactile (Definition)

Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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Can you touch your toes with scoliosis?

Can you touch your toes with scoliosis?

Varies: The flexibility of the spine varies tremendously from patients with vary flexible curves with essentially normal range of motion to curvatures which are quite rigid and stiff. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Would you be able to touch your toes if you had scoilisis?

Would you be able to touch your toes if you had scoilisis?

It is possible.: It may be possible, but it depends on the angulation and severity of the deformity. ...Read more

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I had scoliosis surgery last year and now I sometimes get pain in my right side and sometimes get spasms in my foot. ?

I had scoliosis surgery last year and now I sometimes get pain in my right side and sometimes get spasms in my foot. 
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Hard to say: It may or may not be related. There are many possible causes of the symptoms you are describing. I would certainly let your surgeon know and follow up for an accurate diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Foot drop after successful scoliosis correction surgery. Still feels her feet. 16 year old. What is it? How long till it goes away and how?

Foot drop after successful scoliosis correction surgery. Still feels her feet. 16 year old. What is it? How long till it goes away and how?

It may not go away: Need to find out if had anything to do with the surgery...Or if developed the foot drop and why......I would see a neurologist and have emg/ncv tests performed. ...Read more

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Tingling in right foot for years on &off. Have scoliosis w/5 bulging discs. Possibly related? What could cause this? How do I stop it? What do I do?

Tingling in right foot for years on &off. Have scoliosis w/5 bulging discs. Possibly related? What could cause this? How do I stop it? What do I do?

Hernaited disc: Most definitely can be related. Bulging discs can compresses on your sciatic nerve which can give pain or numbers down the foot. Might need another MRI to see if their is nerve compression from the disc and either see an orthopedist or neurosurgeon if symptoms continue. ...Read more

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I am 23 and have had 4 scoliosis surgeries. I have rods and screws in my back. I get random painful foot spasms. What can I do to help get rid of this?

I am 23 and have had 4 scoliosis surgeries. I have rods and screws in my back. I get random painful foot spasms. What can I do to help get rid of this?

Pain: How much do you weigh? Have you had a CT or MRI? Not uncommon to have painful foot spasms after back surgery. For now could be a diet issue: stay on low carb, gluten free diet. Could also be related to bulging disc or other issues. Call your surgeon or Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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What treatment for SI pain+ internal rotation of the whole hip, leg and foot? 22yr female, prev scoliosis correction

What treatment for SI pain+ internal rotation of the whole hip, leg and foot? 22yr female, prev scoliosis correction

Suggestions: Have found that Osteopathic manipulatory treatments may have best long-term outcomes, and are certainly far safer than chiropractic. Some physical therapists can also help. ...Read more

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Scoliosis surgery. Patient walking but with foot drop after a week. 5 weeks later is paralyzed in one leg. Possible reasons?

Scoliosis surgery. Patient walking but with foot drop after a week. 5 weeks later is paralyzed in one leg. Possible reasons?

Scoliosis surgery: A progressive weakness in the lower extremity after spine surgery suggests there is compression on the spinal cord. The causes of spinal cord or nerve root compression ranges from hardware failure, hematoma formation, infection, to herniated discs above or below the fusion. See your surgeon for evaluation of the weakness. ...Read more

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What is congenital scoliosis?

What is congenital scoliosis?

Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones ( vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine. Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues. ...Read more

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What can I do about congenital scoliosis?

Orthopedic follow up: Congenital scoliosis should be followed closely by an orthopedic doc that treats scoliosis. The issue is usually that one side of the spine grows faster than the other due to failure of one or more segments to separate or form. It progresses over time as the child grows. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to correct congenital scoliosis thru minimally invasive method?

This depends how: Severe the scoliosis is. If it is mild, postural and bracing can help correct it slightly. However, if it is advanced, there is not much that can be done with minimally invasive procedures. ...Read more

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I'v a 10 yrs. Old daughter who has an s shape congenital scoliosis more than 45*, there was no noticable progress & no pain. What are the options?

Early and often care: Although there has been no progression yet, with your daughter at age 10 and either early in puberty or not even entering puberty yet, now is the time to be very aggressive about monitoring for changes and intervening early. This is not a little 10 degree curve - she is already at 45, and you don't want much progression before you would get agressive with early therapies. See spine doctor often! ...Read more

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Is it true that congenital scoliosis is life threatening?

Not typically: not typically. The two exception to that are if the curve has been allowed to progress to an exceptionally large degree that it effects lung or cardiac function, which is quite rare nowadays. Or two, if the patient has other associated conditions with the scoliosis such as congenital heart or kidney problems which can be seen in a small percentage of cases. ...Read more

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I have congenital scoliosis surgery question, any suggestions?

Yes: Yes you could see an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty for the treatment of scoliosis. Also, if you list your specific question on healthtap, i will try to look for it and answer it if i can. Thank you. ...Read more

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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

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