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Scoliosis And Spinal Manipulation
2010 lumbar xray scoliosis an sclerosis of facet joints a MRI in 01an06 of neck hern/buldg disc min pressure on spinal cord, what test show nerve dam?
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Abnormal curvature of the spine is a symptom in which a person's spine has sideways curvature (either to the left or to the right), or has too little or too much curvature in the front-back direction. Normal front-back spine curvatures exist in the neck, the chest, the lower back, ...Read more
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
I have slight scoliosis. Experience low back pain. Have been receiving spinal manipulation treatments. Now get tingle sensations low back what's wrong?
NF support gp impt: Depending on the degree of scoliosis, a spine specialist can assist. Also, an osteopathic physician (DO) with neuromusculoskeletal training can help and treat as well as evaluate on your first visit. Do need to know the level and type of NF history you have. Hope you are part of a support group, as that's always helpful for local referrals to specialists, who work with NF patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scoliosis : Scoliosis can progress through the adult years primarily through degeneration of the discs and facet joints on the spine. Osteoporosis can lead to collapse and angulation of the vertebral bodies. Dystonias or abnormal muscle contractions and repetitive work related movements are less common causes. See a spine surgeon who specializes in deformity disease for evaluation. ...Read more
Yes when indicated: Most typical idiopathic scoliosis cases are treated without surgery- most by just observation and some with bracing. Fusion is for those with a curve that has gotten too big and/or progressed in spite of non op care. Bracing has been the only documented non op care that can minimize surgical interventions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minimal effect: Other than the actual weight of the instrumentation used for the scoliosis fusion, the surgery itself should have minimal affect on a patients weight. The total weight of the instrumentation used varies, but is probably less than 2-3 pounds. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had spinal fusion for scoliosis, however 4 years later i did not fuse and the rods both broke. Pain and curvature have intensified. I am 45.
Maybe: If fully healed from surgery, then yes. In fact, there are very few things you should be restricted from doing at that time. If within the first 6 months, i would ask your operating surgeon. I will typically allow biking, light impact aerobics at the 3 month visit if bone quality good. Thereafter i will allow progression to more athletics. Ultimately, 1 year before strenuous athletics. ...Read more
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