Top
20
Doctor insights on: Regain Some Inches After Scoliosis Corrected

Share
1

1
Please explain if it is possible to correct congenital scoliosis thru minimally invasive method?

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

Dr. Edward Hellman
583 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult? .

Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult?

.

Talk to MD: You have to find out wether the scoliosis is affecting the child. In severe cases scoliosis can cause pain and interfere with breathing. In minor cases it is detectable on examination, but is not interfering with the patient's lifestyle. If it is the latter case you may not need surgery at all. Talk to your md about options. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
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

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
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

5

5
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
How dangerous is congenital scoliosis for 14 yr old?

How dangerous is congenital scoliosis for 14 yr old?

Depends severity: Congenital scoliosis can progress like idiopathic scoliosis during periods of growth.Spinal surgery depends on severity of curve. Surgery would be indicated with congenital scoliosis other body systems affected. Cardiac, kidney, and bowel abnormalities have increased incidence with congenital scoliosis. ...Read more

9

9
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

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
20years ago had l-4 spinal fusion for congenital scoliosis now as an adult uncontrollable pain. What do you recommend?

20years ago had l-4 spinal fusion for congenital scoliosis now as an adult uncontrollable pain. What do you recommend?

Work up: You need to see a spine specialist to get some tests done to see if you have adjacent levels degeneration. Usually pt and injections are first course of treatment. ...Read more

11

11
Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

Treatment  42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis  + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

See ortho spine doc: You may need reconstructive or supportive surgery to prevent nerve damage if you have more than one vertebral body affected by the osteoarthritis. If this is a congenital issue an ortho spine doctor would give you the best advice on how to proceed safely ...Read more

12

12
Can weight lifting correct very mild scoliosis? My pcp suggested this. One shoulder is about 1 inch higher than the other. Exercise suggestions?

Can weight lifting correct very mild scoliosis?  My pcp suggested this.  One shoulder is about 1 inch higher than the other.  Exercise suggestions?

Scoliosis: It is highly unlikely that weightlifting could correct mild scoliosis at your age. The ligaments that are holding the spine in the scoliotic position are fixed in this position and this will not change from bodybuilding. If you are concerned, i would suggest that you see a scoliosis specialist for appropriate recommendations. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Can you correct scoliosis that is from an injury?

Can you correct scoliosis that is from an injury?

Possibly.: This is dependent on the injury. You should see a good spinal surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more

14

14
What options do you have to correct scoliosis at the age of 25?

What options do you have to correct scoliosis at the age of 25?

Everything but brace: Bracing is ineffective after bone growth has completed. So, that leaves nonsurgical for curves below 50-60 degrees that are balanced. Remember, scoliosis is not typically painful unless curve magnitude is >30-50 deg lumbar or >50-70 deg thoracic or imbalanced (head not aligned with pelvis). In those cases, the only option is surgical correction. Ant/posterior or both depends on curve stiffness. ...Read more

15

15
What is the best way to correct scoliosis? Is there some other way insteed of exsercise?

Be seen: Not really any way to correct scoliosis on your own or with exercise. Many curves do not really require any treatment at all. Consider being seen to determine the size of your curve and whether or not any treatment is indicated. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
16

16
My son is 20 with17 degree scoliosis. What mattress would u recommend? Thinking nova 12 inch memory foam on flatbed.

Best quality for $: Forget about his size curve, it does not factor into your choice of bed. You want a bed that is comfortable-usually a relatively firm mattress that is good quality for cost or has a good term warranty & return policy! all mattresses will wear out especially if not rotated regularly and if you are heavy or obese. Our ancestors slept on leaves, branches , grasses & even hides! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Is swimming good to correct scoliosis?

Not likely: Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine. Causes include bony deformities and either paralysis or spasm of the paraspinal muscles. Exercise is generally not useful for straightening the spine (this generally requires surgery), although exercise can help reduce symptoms such as pain and allow you to be more functional. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
18

18
Is the surgery to correct scoliosis dangerous?

Is the surgery to correct scoliosis dangerous?

Potentially: Any surgery has its inherent risks and potential benefits. Spine surgery can be very beneficial but involves an area that is very delicate and vital to quality of life. Consult a treating surgeon with the expertise and communication skills to provide comprehensive education about all the risks and benefits for one's condition, to allow for an educated, informed decision about scoliosis surgery. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
19

19
Has anybody heard of Rolfing to correct the scoliosis?

Has anybody heard of Rolfing to correct the scoliosis?

Healthy skepticism: ...please, when considering the following internet claim I encountered in researching your question: "Rolfing de-rotates connective tissue. This improves your posture and movement..." ...Read more

20

20
How serious or dangerous is the surgery to correct scoliosis?

How serious or dangerous is the surgery to correct scoliosis?

Major surgery: Scoliosis is major surgery. In experienced hands it is safe, but all surgery has risks. Depending on your age, health, curve location and severity, the risks can include bleeding that requires transfusion, infection, nerve damage (weakness, numbness), residual or new deformity, implant failure, medical problems, even death. Talk to your doctor about your situation. Consider a second opinion. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Thomas Dowling
1,072 doctors shared insights

Scoliosis (Definition)

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