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Dr. Edward Hellman
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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


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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

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I have slight scoliosis. Experience low back pain. Have been receiving spinal manipulation treatments. Now get tingle sensations low back what's wrong?

I have slight scoliosis. Experience low back pain. Have been receiving spinal manipulation treatments. Now get tingle sensations low back what's wrong?

Nerve root irritatio: Tingle sensation means some nerve root irritation.Will stop manipulation while the tingle persist and if continues will need an EMG and if positive an mri. ...Read more

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Anyone specialize in spinal issues? Scoliosis specifically?

Anyone specialize in spinal issues? Scoliosis specifically?

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 more

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How can the spinal angle in a pt with scoliosis worsen throughout adult years?

How can the spinal angle in a pt with scoliosis worsen throughout adult years?

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

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What kind of spinal rod is used for scoliosis?

Metal alloy: In scoliosis surgery the rod is typically made of a metal alloy. Most commonly used are titanium and stainless steel. More recently cobalt come alloys are becoming popular. ...Read more

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What kind of spinal rod is used for spine scoliosis?

Varies: Most of the rods used for surgery in scoliosis are made of either titanium or an alloy such as cobalt-chrome. Typically two rods are used and they can be contoured to reproduce an anatomic sagittal and coronal alignment. As opposed to the older harrington rods that just principally used distraction for correction potentially causing a flat back. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Scoliosis cured with spinal fusion?

Scoliosis cured with spinal fusion?

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 more

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What is the success rate of spinal fusion for scoliosis ?

Spinal fusion: The success rate is a function of the spine bones and your spine specialist will do as much as possible for you. Please do not delay an appointment. Let me know what happens please. ...Read more

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I have had a long spinal fusion, for scoliosis, is it okay for me to jog?

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

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

Scoliosis is a condition where patients have an abnormal curvature of ...Read more