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Straightening Of The Spine
Probably not: Bracing for scoliosis during adolescence is controversial. Even the supporters of it generally think it prevents worsening, but it does not make the curve go away. If the curve is progressing, consider surgery, especially if it is affecting your appearance and self image. If it is not progressing, stay physically and socially active. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: 1-2inches with surgical correction of large curves and rods. ...Read more
Would it be too late to straighten someones curved spine when they have reached physical maturity?
No: For significant curves, surgery is often chosen later in life because the recovery is so long it would interfere with working and raising families. The aging process may make curvatures more painful, consequently the surgery more desirable, despite the difficult recovery. Reconstructive spine surgeons and physiatrists can work together to recomend the best timing and rehabilitation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it physically possible to straighten someones curved spine when they have reached physical maturity?
Surgery works: Surgery has other problems but can straighten the spine when indicated no other treatment has been effective after skeltal maturity. ...Read more
Surgery: Depends on extent of curve, any complications, general health, etc. Consult your orthopedic surgeon for more info. ...Read more
Possible...: When straightening of the lumbar spine is described it is usually associated with muscle spasms which is not a major issue except for the discomfort and pain it can cause. A good posture and exercise are very important to prevent this problem unless you suffered an accident. If there other findings or any other concerns about this follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Is it true chiropractic adjustments can straighten an adult's spine and add about 3 inches in height? Is that temporary or permanent added height?
Why nobody invented a better surgery to straighten up the spine for those who suffer with kyphosis after the age of 20? Nobody wants titaniums in !
Depends: This depends on multiple factors: surgeon's skill and skill of operating team & its efficiency, the type of curve, the size and extent of the deformity, how stiff it is, your bone density status, your weight, the amount of surgical blood loss, your neurologic status and your underlying medical status. Also depends whether it will be done from one approach or two or if it needs to be staged as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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