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Could there be a person with scoliosis around the neck?

Could there be a person with scoliosis around the neck?

Yes: In conditions with upper thoracic scoliosis, there can be found patients in which the curve extends into the cervical spine. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman
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My back and neck really hurt and I have scoliosis. What do I do?

My back and neck really hurt and I have scoliosis. What do I do?

Be seen: I definitely would not hesitate to be seen and evaluated for your scoliosis, but also for the pain you are having; which may or may not be related. There may be a simple option to get you more comfortable. ...Read more

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I have minor scoliosis, the curve moves my neck to the side. Can I straighten my neck somehow to cause it to have less of a lean? Thanks

I have minor scoliosis, the curve moves my neck to the side. Can I straighten my neck somehow to cause it to have less of a lean? Thanks

Varies: You can ultimately work on your range of motion and flexibility of the area with physical therapy and stretching. If you do have a mild curve it would be pretty uncommon to have much of a deformity going into the neck. Don't hesitate to be seen and examined directly to discuss further treatment options. ...Read more

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Does scoliosis have anything to do with me being short and having a short neck?

Does scoliosis have anything to do with me being short and having a short neck?

Maybe: There are certain genetic disorders that that can affect you your stature and have related scoliosis. See you orthopaedic spinal specialist for a complete physical. ...Read more

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Which type of scoliosis do I have if it's like in my upper back kinda where my neck is?

Which type of scoliosis do I have if it's like in my upper back kinda where my neck is?

Any type: Congenital with abnormal vertebral shape is a definite possibility. Otherwise, idiopathic is most likely. Various curve configurations may give differing appearance to the spine. So your curve may be a structural upper thoracic curve or primary thoracic with a compensatory structural upper curve. These are classified as lenke 1, 2, 3, 4. ...Read more

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I've got scoliosis now my neck is giving me problems. It feels like a spur is tearing through my neck out my back?

I've got scoliosis now my neck is giving me problems. It feels like a spur is tearing through my neck out my back?

Be seen: If your pain is particularly severe, I sure would not hesitate to be seen for a more specific diagnosis beyond that you simply have scoliosis. A good exam and appropriate tests will usually determine the cause of your pain and your options for treatment. ...Read more

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What treatments should I get for moderate scoliosis and a reverse neck curve?

Yoga: Yoga and pilates are the best non surgical treatments for scoliosis. For more information about scoliosis, visit www. ESpine. Com ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe scoliosis and neck problems. What types of scoliosis therapy should I avoid?

What to do if I have severe scoliosis and neck problems. What types of scoliosis therapy should I avoid?

Depends: Usually exercise and physical therapy is the mainstay of dealing with issues from scoliosis. Sometimes depending on how much curve you have you might benefit from a brace as well. I would speak with a good musculoskeletal/spine physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor or even an orthopedic spine surgeon. ...Read more

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I am 4'7 and I was born with scoliosis. Does having scoliosis have anything to do with me being short and having a short neck?

Possibly: There are some cases of scoliosis that are associated with other musculoskeletal disorders. Klippel-feil syndrome, for example, is a condition in which patients have a partially fused, short neck and 60percent of them also have an associated scoliosis. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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Neck is straight on one side and curved on the other. I have slight scoliosis and the shoulder on the side where neck is straight is higher. Normal? .

Neck is straight on one side and curved on the other. I have slight scoliosis and the shoulder on the side where neck is straight is higher. Normal? .

Consistent with: What you'd expect if you have scoliosis. Because of the curvature, especially if not well balanced, will result in uneven shoulders and uneven pelvis. You can go have a spinal specialist specializing in scoliosis evaluation and management evaluate you, get some xrays, and discuss the diagnosis with you. ...Read more

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What kinda stretches can I do to help back and neck pain I have scoliosis and neck degnration and I'm not sure I may possible have a slipped dics in neck or back?

What kinda stretches can I do to help back and neck pain I have scoliosis and neck degnration and I'm not sure I may possible have a slipped dics in neck or back?

Physical therapist: Your safest bet is to be evaluated at a spine clinic or by an orthopaedic specialist who will then instruct a physical therapist in what exercises are best for your particular condition. After a session or two you will be given instruction on doing the exercises at home. ...Read more

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Will I have to wear a huge neck/back brace due to scoliosis?

Will I have to wear a huge neck/back brace due to scoliosis?

No: If you are really 35 years old, wearing a brace would have no effect. Braces are normally used for adolescents and children with progressive curves in an effort to slow the curves progression. ...Read more

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I have a lump near my collarbone and neck on my left side what can this be. Could it be scoliosis?

Unlikely: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. It is not likely to be scoliosis and if the lump has arisen recently, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have s curve in my spine is there anything that can be done as get lit of neck and back pain it's in the middle been told it scoliosis?

I have s curve in my spine is there anything that can be done as get lit of neck and back pain it's in the middle been told it scoliosis?

Scoliosis can be: Mild, moderate or severe. Spine xrays should be ordered by a back specialist. Then treatment and options will be discussed. For moderate to severe cases, a corrective brace can be used. Physical therapy is also an important part of improving symptoms. ...Read more

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I have moderate scoliosis (s curve) had mri. It said "sagittal alignment is normal". How can this be with scoliosis?! I had MRI for neck issues.

Compensation: Your spine and really your body will compensate for scoliosis so that you try your best to stand appropriately and to balance the weight of your body. Moreover, if you have only moderate scoliosis your body could easily accommodate your scoliosis such that your sagittal alignment is actually normal. The sagittal alignment is the line that connects your head to your pelvis. ...Read more

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I have scoliosis and my neck has been cracking a lot and hurts and ihave headaches every day is that normal? I weigh 135 lb 5'4 is that over weight?

I have scoliosis and my neck has been cracking a lot and hurts and ihave headaches every day is that normal? I weigh 135 lb 5'4 is that over weight?

Normal weight: Your bmi is 23.2, which falls perfectly in the normal weight category (18.5 to 25). That is excellent news and should reduce the chances that the scoliosis will cause longer-term problems. "cracking' of the neck is probably nothing to worry about if there is no pain, stiffness or other symptoms. The headaches may be completely unrelated, and could be multiple different things. Best to see an md. ...Read more

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I have discomfort in my neck when I turn and bend it. Doesn't necessarily hurt. Feel like a bobble head. Got scoliosis surgery more than a year ago?

I have discomfort in my neck when I turn and bend it. Doesn't necessarily hurt. Feel like a bobble head. Got scoliosis surgery more than a year ago?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. It may be related to the surgery itself, particularly if the surgery was done on an upper thoracic curve. I would make sure your surgeon is aware and make a followup appointment for an exam, xray, and to discuss further. ...Read more

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I'm only 19 but ive slouched my entire life, my back and my neck are In chronic pain and it hurts to stand up straight, can slouching cause scoliosis?

I'm only 19 but ive slouched my entire life, my back and my neck are In chronic pain and it hurts to stand up straight, can slouching cause scoliosis?

No it can't: Slouching does not cause scoliosis but scoliosis can cause slouching. Physical therapy may help both your slouching and pain. Please see your doctor for a referral. ...Read more

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I have 3 s curves in my neck, middle&lower back. Wore a boston jacket ages 8-14 now at age 23 in daily activity pain, could my scoliosis be the cause?

I have 3 s curves in my neck, middle&lower back. Wore a boston jacket ages 8-14 now at age 23 in daily activity pain, could my scoliosis be the cause?

The tjheror: The theory that idiopathic adolscent scoliosis causes pain in spine different than a spine with no curves is supported only for only curves over 30 degrees otherwise straight spines and spines with curves under 30 have the same natural course. ...Read more

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What would be the best sleeping position for a teen with mild scoliosis starting to get pain in neck and back?

What would be the best sleeping position for a teen with mild scoliosis starting to get pain in neck and back?

Neutral: Usually with the spine in a "neutral" position. One way to do this is to rest on the side with a pillow between the arms, another between the legs; with the knees and hips in a mildly flexed position. ...Read more

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Does severe scoliosis in upper spine near the neck pain is forever. I mean does the pain gone by age? I'm now 23 and the pain start when im 21.

Does severe scoliosis in upper spine near the neck pain is forever. I mean does the pain gone by age? I'm now 23 and the pain start when im 21.

C an osteopathic Dr.: Important to consult with an osteopathic doctor to see what grade scoliosis you have as lesser grades are treatable with omt (osteopathic manipulative treatment) with success. You are young enough to make a difference. Look up who does omt in your city, state. You can look under american academy of osteopathy website, under physician search. (link is not working now to attach to this). Good luck! ...Read more

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I have scoliosis I've been seeing a chiropractor but now the top of my neck hurts and is giving me headaches what can I do to help ease the pain?

I have scoliosis I've been seeing a chiropractor but now the top of my neck hurts and is giving me headaches what can I do to help ease the pain?

Physical therapy: Try physical therapy to strengthen your neck muscles. Alsoassagw therapy or accupuncture is occasionally helpful. If this fails to help you see a spinal surgeon. ...Read more

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Can thoracic dextro-scoliosis cause shoulder and neck pain?

Yes: The muscles are tight as they try to correct the "kink" in your spine. Pain usually gets better after you strengthen these same muscles. Good exercises for that are symmetrical isometric activities - swimming, rowing/rowing machine, bicycle or stationary bike, yoga. Once the muscles are stronger, the asymmetry in the spine may improve or stabilize. ...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

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

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