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Is it safe for people with scoliosis to ride roller coasters?

Is it safe for people with scoliosis to ride roller coasters?

Yes: Most patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis should be able to ride roller coasters without a problem. Ensure that the seat belt and safety mechanisms fit comfortably. Patients with severe adult scoliosis may have "soft" bones due to osteoporosis. These patients are at higher risk of getting a compression fracture of the spine and thus should avoid roller coasters. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to ride roller coasters with scoliosis mine isn't to bad but my neck hurts? Is there any chance I could get paralyzed didn't hav s

Is it safe for me to ride roller coasters with scoliosis mine isn't to bad but my neck hurts? Is there any chance I could get paralyzed didn't hav s

Must ask Doctor: No one here, unfortunately, is going to give you permission to ride a roller coaster when we have not seen your films or know your medical history. This is a question for the doctor who cares for you. I wish you well. ...Read more

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Can I ride the rails with my arrhythmia? I have arrhythmia and was wondering whether it's safe for me to ride roller coasters. I've ridden them before I was diagnosed and nothing happened, but I wanted to make sure.

Can I ride the rails with my arrhythmia? I have arrhythmia and was wondering whether it's safe for me to ride roller coasters.  I've ridden them before I was diagnosed and nothing happened, but I wanted to make sure.

Depends: Different arrhythmias might make me give you different answers. If you have not had a problem before, likely you will not have one in the future. The triggers for events vary between patients. If your arrhythmia keeps you from enjoying your life, all the more reason to consider getting it fixed. ...Read more

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I had quadruple bypass surgery 4 months ago, is it safe to ride roller coasters now?

I had quadruple bypass surgery 4 months ago, is it safe to ride roller coasters now?

Roller coaster rides: At your age, esp with cardiac problems, I don't think riding a roller coaster is a good idea. When the blood pressure goes up, heart has more strain which can be detrimental. Also, your skeleton is now 55 years old and unless you have been very active all your life, you may have skeletal issues as well. Damaged discs are something that can happen in the back as well as neck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to ride roller coasters if you have aortic valve stenosis?

Is it safe to ride roller coasters if you have aortic valve stenosis?

Depends on the sever: For mild to moderate stenosis, probably little to no risk. For severe disease, would check with your heart doctor. ...Read more

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If you have aortic valve stenosis is it safe to ride the roller coasters?

If you have aortic valve stenosis is it safe to ride the roller coasters?

Maybe: If it is mild, it would not be a problem. If moderate you would need to ask your cardiologist specifically. If severe, no. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have heart arrhythmia and ride roller coasters with grandkids?

Is it safe to have heart arrhythmia and ride roller coasters with grandkids?

Arrhythmia: It depends on is the best answer I can give now. Because some arrhythmias are relatively stable on medicines and those would be safe, however, others are less stable and would be dangerous to ride on these rides. Best to discuss this with your cardiologist and determine which is best for you. ...Read more

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With a-fib is it safe to ride roller coasters if your a-fib is being treated with medications? In sept. I was hospitalized with a-fib, with a cardiac cath a hole was found in my heart apparently I was born with it. I am currently taking flecanide acetate

With a-fib is it safe to ride roller coasters if your a-fib is being treated with medications? In sept. I was hospitalized with a-fib, with a cardiac cath a hole was found in my heart apparently I was born with it. I am currently taking flecanide acetate

Treatment : Treatment for atrial fibrillation is based on symptoms. The stimulation of the ride may increase your heart rate (which is the reason most people ride them, after all). If you don't have problems with rapid palpitation on the roller coaster, there is no reason not to ride it. ...Read more

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Can someone with SVT ride roller coasters?

Can someone with SVT ride roller coasters?

Depends: This is a hard question to answer because it is individualized. Lots of people with svt lead full and active lives with few if any limitations on their activities. However, only *your* cardiologist can decide how safe it is for *you* to do things like riding roller coasters. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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After having CABG are you able to ride roller coasters again?

Roller coasters: Depends on the individual and their situation. You should ask the dr. Familiar with your case. ...Read more

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When can I ride roller coasters again after having a cranioplasty surgery?

When can I ride roller coasters again after having a cranioplasty surgery?

Cranioplasty: Roller coasters can cause some rather traumatic brain shifts due to acceleration and deceleration during the ride so if you have had a cranioplasty I would speak to the neurosurgeon first and get an opinion whether this is a good idea. ...Read more

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Can I ride roller coasters and swim if I have a subconjunctival hemmorhage without it being aggravated. (Been 5 days since injured).

Can I ride roller coasters and swim if I have a subconjunctival hemmorhage without it being aggravated. (Been 5 days since injured).

Yes, but....: Yes, without the subconj heme being aggravated...but HOW DID YOU GET IT?? If you had a head injury, you might have also obtained TBI vs concussion...and higher G forces can aggravate that.... so yes you can ride coasters...but should you...depends on the rest of your health ...Read more

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Now that I am older and ride roller coasters with my kids I feel nauseous and have veritgo. Why does this happen when I used to do it fine?

Now that I am older and ride roller coasters with my kids I feel nauseous and have veritgo. Why does this happen when I used to do it fine?

Roller Coasters: Are unnatural... Let me be upfront here... I do not like them. They are dangerous. When you were younger they were not as fast or steep or jerky. Roller coasters can precipitate stroke in some people. As we age (yuck) our necks and vessels are more prone to injury from all that jerking and the force of the coaster is making you nauseated, etc. ...Read more

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Is it ok to ride roller coasters with me wearing gas-permeable contacts?

Is it ok to ride roller coasters with me wearing gas-permeable contacts?

Ok: As long your contact lenses don't come loose and detach during the ride, the g forces will be insufficient to cause bubble formation near your cornea or in the contact lens. ...Read more

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My wife had a C-section 4weeks ago can she ride roller coasters at 6 flags?

My wife had a C-section 4weeks ago can she ride roller coasters at 6 flags?

Better be cautious: Although the sutures may have allowed primary healing the area is still healing. I would not recommend your wife riding a roller coaster ...Read more

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When can I ride roller coasters and other theme park rides again after a cranioplasty surgery?

6 months - 1 year: Once your are completely healed, there should not be any restrictions on your activities. It will take up to a year for the bone flap to be completely healed. ...Read more

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Is going on roller coasters safe 2-3 months after ablation, even if I have skipped beats from time to time?

Is going on roller coasters safe 2-3 months after ablation, even if I have skipped beats from time to time?

Please ask you cardi: Cardiologist that is a? Only he or she should answer, will bet the answer will be no, why take a chance with your health. ...Read more

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At 11 weeks post op TKR, is it ok to ride roller coasters or would riding them cause damage to the prosthesis?

At 11 weeks post op TKR, is it ok to ride roller coasters or would riding them cause damage to the prosthesis?

Careful : That would depend on multiple factors but it is less than three months so I would avoid anything that places stress in the area. This is a big surgery that you do not want to have redone. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's a bad idea to ride on roller coasters if I have epilepsy?

Please advise if it's a bad idea to ride on roller coasters if I have epilepsy?

Epilepsy: It would depend on how well controlled your seizures are. If under good control and no seizures within the last year the milder rides would likely be okay. The more severe high velocity roller coasters are never a good idea in any patient with a serious medical disorder. ...Read more

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Had a c-section 8 weeks ago when is it safe to go on roller coasters?

Had a c-section 8 weeks ago when is it safe to go on roller coasters?

Call your OB MD: Your OB MD surgeon will know if there were any complications at the time of the surgery and will have hopefully examined you at the 6-week time frame and can reference that information to give you the OK or not. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for a person with wolf parkinson to ride roller coasters?

Is it dangerous for a person with wolf parkinson to ride roller coasters?

Possibly: Check withyour cardiologist. If your WPW is under control and relatively mild, it may be ok but the best person to determine that is your personal cardiologist that has seen your ECG ; knows your risk factors. ...Read more

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Can I ride roller coasters 3 months after a complete ACL reconstruction surgery?

Can I ride roller coasters 3 months after a complete ACL reconstruction surgery?

If U have returned 2: Ur normal activities & have full range of motion & strength, possibly. U need 2 get the answer from Ur surgeon. 3 months is not a long time out from Ur reconstruction. ...Read more

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Can I ride roller coasters 6 weeks after a complete ACL reconstruction surgery?

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Can I ride roller coasters 6 weeks after a complete ACL reconstruction surgery?

Yes: The acl reconstruction should not keep you from riding roller coasters. 6 weeks after surgery you may still have some trouble walking normally, so remember to pace yourself and try not to limp around the park. The resonstruction itself should hold up to rides, however. ...Read more

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I will be 4 months post op rotator cuff repair surgery in may. Would it be ok to ride roller coasters in may or nov or should I wait 1 year post op?

I will be 4 months post op rotator cuff repair surgery in may.  Would it be ok to ride roller coasters in may or nov or should I wait 1 year post op?

Rotator cuff: At 4 months, your cuff repair is about as solid as it will be. Granted, you can continue with strengthening for a few more months. Riding a roller coaster is fine, just hold on for the ride. ...Read more

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Can I go to six flags and ride roller coasters 1 month after a complete ACL reconstruction surgery?

Yes: The acl reconstruction should not keep you from riding roller coasters. 1 month after surgery you may still have some trouble walking normally, so remember to pace yourself and try not to limp around the park. ...Read more

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