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Regain Some Inches After Scoliosis Corrected
Read chiropractor can give 2 inchs regained height from correcting inelastic discs & posture. Is that permanent? Will it last 3 yr:s after visits stop
Generally, yes: However, It depends on the bone and the location of the fracture. Long bone fractures have better outcomes after osteotomy (rebreak and realignment) than fractures that extend into joint. At 6 years, even at your young age, if you had a fracture into a joint that healed irregularly, the joint may already have significant wear and tear (degenerative arthritis). See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Eval: Usually gymnasts are more concerned about exceeding height and weight norms, not falling below them. Because height and weights for competitive gymnasts tends to be low already, i would consult with your physician for medical evalation. Depending on the cause for low height/ weight the physician may recommend working with a nutritionist or other measures. ...Read more
Could lasik enhancement fail even after 6 weeks from initial surgery to achieve best corrected vulision acuity ..?
Yes but: You are still healing and must give more timeto stabilize if nothing else has started in your eyes after the surgery. See the surgeon. ...Read more
Rapid height loss, dowager hump development after starting to use walker at 90. Related to posture>age?
Osteoporosis: Not due to the walker, .Get a more detailed answer ›
3 mod. Bulges at l4-s1 + 1 herniation. Traction helped bulge but reduced lumbar curve. Will lumbar pillow help regain the curve? Does it add more disc pressure? -feels uncofortable b/c of curve loss
Would Pagets make long bones grow longer? Would it cause a 40 yearold adult to grow several inches taller in height? No bowed limbs or spine curvature
No: No, the growth plates in a 40 year old have been closed have been closed for many years and so pagers or really any condition can not really cause the growth of a person several inches at that age. Hat size can get bigger as the skull can enlarge, but no significant vertical growth. ...Read more
Possibly: I don't know the cause, so can't tell for certain if this can be reversed. But, extension exercises, massage, and possibly a brace to reinforce correct spine alignment will be your best chance. The quicker you start,,the better chances of recovery or at least arresting the progression of your curve ...Read more
Is it possible to correct/reverse my postural kyphosis into a normal corrected spine? Age : 20. I train, got muscles everywhere, still no results!
Postural Kyphosis: As a podiatrist, i see patients with kyphosis present for foot orthotics to correct part of this. However, the specialities that deal with this the most are physiatrists, chiropractors, and osteopaths. There may be a rigid part that is permanent, but there may be a good deal of functional muscle and ligament tightening that you can work on, and see results. Too much sitting in front of computer? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is posture improve after chiropractic (making u stand taller) permanent yrs after visits stop or like height in am does it eventually return to normal
Common sense says..: .. if you permanently improve your posture, that you should reap the benefit that will bring permanently, as long as you continue the improved posture. When one ages, however, esp starting in the 60s, our vertebral column "shrinks" from degenerative disease and loss of bone strength, and we lose any where from 2-4 inches in height. ...Read more
No: Spine curvature under 10 degrees is considered within normal anatomic variation and is typically not clinically detected unless someone is looking for it. If it is symptomatic therapy may help with symptoms but it will not reverse the curvature. Typically this level of curvature is not symptomatic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, it can be done.: You need to see a surgeon who does these surgeries, in your area. ...Read more
Can spine still grow @ 38 causing nearly 3 inch permanent height increase? Can space growth in vertebrae, chiropractor or stretching cause it?
Technically: If the discs (the cartilages) between the veterbrae are heavily HYDRATED there can be an increase in height after such hydration. Chiropractic manipulation can adjust the position of the veterbrae perhaps resulting in some small increase in height however these changes are usually TEMPORARY! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
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