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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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Might going to physical therapy cure my runner's knee?

Might going to physical therapy cure my runner's knee?

US with stearoid +: Activity modification, heat/ice, rest. Then prom-arop-pre gradual resupmtion on flat, then track with curves, then road work with slowly increasing 2 incline-hills. Rx"s are nsaids. Go 2 fast & u go backwarsd fast. B patient, follow orders. ...Read more

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Can scoliosis surgery stop you from growing?

Can scoliosis surgery stop you from growing?

Yes: Surgical treatment of scoliosis usually involves correction and fusion of the curvature which would halt growth in these segments of the spine. However, in a growing adolescent or child, a large portion of overall growth occurs at the growth zones in the legs and arms, which remain unaffected. ...Read more

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I've scoliosis,5degree dextroconvex,7degree dextroconvex.will yoga help as exercise or will it worsen it?

I've scoliosis,5degree dextroconvex,7degree dextroconvex.will yoga help as exercise or will it worsen it?

No, no: You have a very small curve that almost certainly will not worsen. In fact, having a small curve is so common that scoliosis is defined as having a curve greater than 10 degrees, so you don't actually have scoliosis. 60-80 percent of patients will have back pain, but there is no increase in severity in patients that have a small curve. Yoga can help with pain, but would not change your curve. ...Read more

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Stop doing yoga because of my scoliosis?

No reason to: Your spine will be less flexible but if you use pain as your guide it is as safe for you as any body it will not straighten your curve but if you like it and have fun there is no medical reason to stop many scoliotics dance and do gymnastics model and lead mormal lives. ...Read more

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Serious spine surgery, either slow healing or failed, knees need surgery, told back won't improve until knees are done, true?

Serious spine surgery, either slow healing or failed, knees need surgery, told back won't improve until knees are done, true?

Knee replacement ?: Sorry to hear of your back surgery problems... If you need total knee replacement surgery than often times 'fixing ' your knees and gait abnormalities can improve back and hip pain.See your orthopedic surgeon to discuss options. Good Luck! ...Read more

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What should someone do with early signs if kyphosis? My back pain is preventing me from sitting, laying, standing. Stretching, exercise, posture?

What should someone do with early signs if kyphosis? My back pain is preventing me from sitting, laying, standing. Stretching, exercise, posture?

Please be seen: If you have a lot of functionally limiting back pain you should be seen. At your age kyphosis can be postural or it could be from schuermann's. You should be seen to be evaluated for your pain. Certain exercises can be very helpful in some cases. ...Read more

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28 yr old male, with thoracic "postural" kyphosis since adolescence (don't know degree) Can it heal or improve with exercise, physio or any other way?

28 yr old male, with thoracic "postural" kyphosis since adolescence (don't know degree)
Can it heal or improve with exercise, physio or any other way?

Specialist: AT this age it is very difficult to treat this. May need surgery which at your age is difficult. See an ortho specialist in a referral center that does this type of work. BEst wishes. ...Read more

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Back pain L4/5 bulging discs, physical therapy doesn't help, but sitting on large excercise ball helps. Can i strengthen back/core muscles this way?

Yes: there are a few ways to strengthen your core and take some strain off of your low back joints and disks somewhat - usually the PT can help design core strengthening exercises for you to work on nand progress with over about 8 weeks - however, it is possible that PT in general can aggravate whatever the pain generator in the back is as well ...Read more

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I have spine scoliosis with 5-7 degree curvature, will therapy fix it?

I have spine scoliosis with 5-7 degree curvature, will therapy fix it?

No: Spine curvature under 10 degrees is considered within normal anatomic variation and is typically not clinically detected unless someone is looking for it. If it is symptomatic therapy may help with symptoms but it will not reverse the curvature. Typically this level of curvature is not symptomatic. ...Read more

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22 y.o female, bow legged from knees down, have knee problems and am curious about treatment options to correct the bow leggedness.

22 y.o female, bow legged from knees down, have knee problems and am curious about treatment options to correct the bow leggedness.

Orthopedic referral: Determine why your legs are bowed and then review treatment options. I have a feeling surgical treatment might be the answer and would have been better done when you were still growing. Review your options and all the best. ...Read more

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Does the medication called pediatric sports therapys "oscon" help with osgood schlatters?

Does the medication called pediatric sports therapys "oscon" help with osgood schlatters?

No science on this : Probably not. Osgood schlatter is a condition involving a portion of the tibial growth plate at the insertion of the patellar tendon. It resolves when the growth plates close. The best cure for it is to stretch, stretch and stretch, supplemented with rest, ice and anti inflammatory medication. Save your money and don't buy it; there are no proven benefits and no evidence that is safe. ...Read more

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B4 orthitics I tore my calf muscle from running. W/ therapy, orthitics etc it heeled but is torn again. Any preventative suggestions? Love running.

B4 orthitics I tore my calf muscle from running. W/ therapy, orthitics etc it heeled but is torn again. Any preventative suggestions?  Love running.

Unclear: What was torn and have you seen a doctor? Was the achilles ligament torn? Could you have been on antibiotics, such as ciprofloxacin? They can cause tendinopathies, and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Can yoga and Pilates cure scoliosis?

Can yoga and Pilates cure scoliosis?

No: Over hundreds of years, the medical field has tried hundreds of things to cure scoliosis. This has included strengthening exercises, physical therapy, chiropractic care, estim, traction, yoga, pilates, and many other things. Nothing has ever been shown to help. Mild cases don't usually need treatment. Severe cases need surgery. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Should I get plica surgery? MRI shows nothing wrong other than a plica. Hurts when walking & doing PT exercises. Deep bending is necessary (I dance)

Should I get plica surgery? MRI shows nothing wrong other than a plica. Hurts when walking & doing PT exercises. Deep bending is necessary (I dance)

Talk to Orthopedics: 1st, make sure that the plica is the cause of your pain. Only a good Orthopedic specialist (preferably a knee surgery specialist) should do an exam & go over your symptoms to make the diagnosis. 2nd, nonsurgical treatment like Naproxen or Cortisone injections can be tried. Surgery should be reserved as a final option if diagnosis confirmed & nothing else works. Talk to your doctor for referral. GL ...Read more

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Grade 1 ACL sprain,under rehab. can I dance on heels?or on pointe (ballet)?if experience some pain but not much, should I carry on?normal in rehab?

Grade 1 ACL sprain,under rehab. can I dance on heels?or on pointe (ballet)?if experience some pain but not much, should I carry on?normal in rehab?

No: Any injury to any ligament takes 9 months to be %100. do not stree the ligamnts for six weeks, but do gentle streching and light exercisng, after eight weeks can start to do more. check with agood physical therapist and sports MD. ...Read more

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Can physiotherapy and brace help in treating kyphosis 70 degrees at age 20?

Can physiotherapy and brace help in treating kyphosis 70 degrees at age 20?

A kyphosis will not-: -of any help. This is a boney problem and a visit 2 a spine surgeon is Ur best bet. 1 that is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon. From my aspect U R not growing any more so Ur options would B do nothing, or if the spine surgeon feels that it is severe enough &can or needs corrective surgery on a respiratory aspect & not cosmetic, that may B an option. ...Read more

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What are some good physical therapy exercises for my knee? I hurt it as weightlifter.

What are some good physical therapy exercises for my knee? I hurt it as weightlifter.

Stretch and Strength: Stretching is always the first step. Hamstring, iliotibial band and gastrocs are all excellent to stretch initially. After that, the quadriceps is the ideal muscle to strengthen to stabilize the knee joint. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

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