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Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

Treatment  42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis  + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

See ortho spine doc: You may need reconstructive or supportive surgery to prevent nerve damage if you have more than one vertebral body affected by the osteoarthritis. If this is a congenital issue an ortho spine doctor would give you the best advice on how to proceed safely ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman
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Should I stop dancing when I start my scoliosis treatment?

Should I stop dancing when I start my scoliosis treatment?

No: I let my patients out of the brace for physical activites sports and dance they are important as well. ...Read more

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Is treatment different for c-shaped scoliosis vs. S-shaped? What is the difference, if any, in treatment for c-shaped and s-shaped scoliosis? .

Is treatment different for c-shaped scoliosis vs. S-shaped? What is the difference, if any, in treatment for c-shaped and s-shaped scoliosis?

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Varies: It is a bit of a generalization, but usually when you talk about a c shaped curve, you are talking about a single curve. An s shaped curve usually refers to a double curve in which one curve is often compensating for the other. Treatment is more based upon the size of the curve and the skeletal age of the patient than whether it is c or s shaped. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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In 3 years my scoliosis progessed from 23 to 42 degrees what would be the proper treatment for this?

Depends...: This depends on your age and type of scoliosis. It appears that the progression is quite fast and surgery may be necessary to correct and prevent worsening of the curvature. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for lordosis scoliosis?

Several options: If left untreated, scoliosis can lead to progressive disfiguring curve, pain and limited mobility. Some curves remain stable without progresson..Generally, treatment for scoliosis has included observation, bracing and/or surgery.Orthopedist specializing in scoliiosis can give advice. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for scoliosis? I am 21 years old?

Depends: The vast mjority of 21 year old patients are done with their growth, and the treatment is then based upon the size of the curve. It is generally felt that curve less than 45 degrees will not progress and really does not require treatment. Curvatures greater than 45 degrees will tend to slowly, but relentlessly progress and surgery is felt to be indicated in many cases. Thank you cor the question. ...Read more

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What treatment and/or bracing methods are used for a patient with Scoliosis? (26°)

What treatment and/or bracing methods are used for a patient with Scoliosis? (26°)

External brace: The initial treatment would be external bracing, if this does not help to correct the curvature, or it becomes worse despite the brace, surgery for stability may be necessary ...Read more

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Treatment for scoliosis? Non surgical, or wearing a brace. Any suggestions?

If you have: No pain or functional limitations, a minor degree of scoliosis needs no treatment. If you are having pain and any degree of disability and want to avoid surgery or a brace then a course of physical therapy could be tried. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for scoliosis?

Is there any treatment for scoliosis?

Yes: Depending on the magnitude of the curve. Small curve are treated with physical therapy, possible bracing. Large curve are treated with surgery which can help to avoid them progressing as you age, and also correct the majority of the curve. The surgical treatments depend on age, progression of curves, and failure of bracing. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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