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Which kind of couple orthopedic matress should buy for exteme scoliosis and lordosis?

Which kind of couple orthopedic matress should buy for exteme scoliosis and lordosis?

Let me explain: Mattress does not help in correcting those conditions but they may help you in sleeping well. So pick firm mattress. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

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Was I supposed to continue seeing orthopedist after getting out of scoliosis brace when I was 13? It's more noticeable in hips now..

Was I supposed to continue seeing orthopedist after getting out of scoliosis brace when I was 13? It's more noticeable in hips now..

Periodically: It's a good to have periodic check ups to ensure that the scoliosis does not worsen. If you feel that your condition is worsening, another evaluation is in order. Good health. ...Read more

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Who should I see for scoliosis? Chiropractor? Physical therapist? Orthopedic specialist?

Who should I see for scoliosis? Chiropractor? Physical therapist? Orthopedic specialist?

Structural problem: Most scoliosis problems that I have seen originate from three load bearing areas. The TMJ can cause postural avoidance of pain/airway going down the body, the hips both ascending/descending issues, and feet problems ascending up the body. Everything is connected. You could have a single problem or several overlapping. You may need to see several specialist to get diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor should I see for Scoliosis and Herniated Disk? Is an orthopedic Surgeon ok?

Which type of doctor should I see for Scoliosis and Herniated Disk? Is an orthopedic Surgeon ok?

Ortho / neurosurgeon: Orthopedists treat both scoliosis & herniated discs. However, you want to see and ortho-spine specialist & not just any ortho. Neurosurgeons also specialize in the treatment of back problems, particularly herniated disc's. It's usually just pt preference. In your case with a history of a meningioma it would be prudent to discuss these issues with your neurosurgeon first & then decide on the doc. ...Read more

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My daughter,14,has scoliosis, 53 deg. No period yet. Rehab doctor says brace has a chance. Orthopedic surgeons (3) say surgery. Any idea?

My daughter,14,has scoliosis, 53 deg. No period yet. Rehab doctor says brace has a chance. Orthopedic surgeons (3) say surgery. Any idea?

Your choice: Surgery will be the treatment to correct severe scoliosis, however if after surgery patient may need braces or if surgery is not done braces may offer some help with symptoms ...Read more

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I've lost 45 pounds thru diet/exercise. Now my scoliosis is more obvious. Its not hurting though. How often shud I have my orthopaedist check it out?

I've lost 45 pounds thru diet/exercise. Now my scoliosis is more obvious. Its not hurting though. How often shud I have  my orthopaedist check it out?

Age?: Congrats on making such great healthy changes! if you're an adult & you've stopped growing, then your scoliosis will stay the same. It won't get worse. Glad it doesn't hurt you. Consider treatment like osteopath, exercise if it's hurting you or interfering with your daily life. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

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