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Doctor insights on: Straightening Of The Spine

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How can I straighten my back spine without surgery?

How can I straighten my back spine without surgery?

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 more

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Can you get taller by straightening your curved spine?

Can you get taller by straightening your curved spine?

Yes: 1-2inches with surgical correction of large curves and rods. ...Read more

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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 more

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Is it physically possible to straighten someones curved spine when they have reached physical maturity?

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

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Is it physically possible to straighten a curved spine after they have passed puberty?

Surgery: Depends on extent of curve, any complications, general health, etc. Consult your orthopedic surgeon for more info. ...Read more

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Hi.. Is straightening of lumber spine a very serious thing?? What are the possible treatments??

Hi.. Is straightening  of lumber spine a very serious thing?? What are the possible treatments??

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

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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?

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?

There is a : Difference between bettering ones posture and actually increasing ones height......I think in resign three inches might be a bit of an exaggeration..... ...Read more

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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 !

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 !

Good point: Hopefully someday they will. Maybe one day you will contribute to that development. All that being said, surgery for kyphosis has come a long way with many patients who undergo surgery getting remarkable correction and improvement in their quality of life. Thank you. ...Read more

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Can car accident straighten your cervical spine?

Yes: It's called cervical strain and due to muscular tension. It can be alleviated with formal physical therapy. ...Read more

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How long is surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

How long is surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

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 more

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