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Stretch Marks Scoliosis Symptoms Of
Depends: Most scoliosis cases begin during adolescence when growth can be rapid. This is also the time stretch marks can occur. Most cases of patients that have stretch marks and scoliosis are usually not related. There are some fairly rare conditions, however, that can cause stretch marks and scolosis, most are genetic conditions that effect the way connective tissues are made in the body. Thank you. ...Read more
Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones (vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine. Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues. ...Read more
Orthopedic follow up: Congenital scoliosis should be followed closely by an orthopedic doc that treats scoliosis. The issue is usually that one side of the spine grows faster than the other due to failure of one or more segments to separate or form. It progresses over time as the child grows. ...Read more
I'v a 10 yrs. Old daughter who has an s shape congenital scoliosis more than 45*, there was no noticable progress & no pain. What are the options?
Early and often care: Although there has been no progression yet, with your daughter at age 10 and either early in puberty or not even entering puberty yet, now is the time to be very aggressive about monitoring for changes and intervening early. This is not a little 10 degree curve - she is already at 45, and you don't want much progression before you would get agressive with early therapies. See spine doctor often! ...Read more
Not typically: Not typically. The two exception to that are if the curve has been allowed to progress to an exceptionally large degree that it effects lung or cardiac function, which is quite rare nowadays. Or two, if the patient has other associated conditions with the scoliosis such as congenital heart or kidney problems which can be seen in a small percentage of cases. ...Read more
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Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult? .
Talk to MD: You have to find out wether the scoliosis is affecting the child. In severe cases scoliosis can cause pain and interfere with breathing. In minor cases it is detectable on examination, but is not interfering with the patient's lifestyle. If it is the latter case you may not need surgery at all. Talk to your md about options. ...Read more
Depends severity: Congenital scoliosis can progress like idiopathic scoliosis during periods of growth. Spinal surgery depends on severity of curve. Surgery would be indicated with congenital scoliosis other body systems affected. Cardiac, kidney, and bowel abnormalities have increased incidence with congenital scoliosis. ...Read more
20years ago had l-4 spinal fusion for congenital scoliosis now as an adult uncontrollable pain. What do you recommend?
Work up: You need to see a spine specialist to get some tests done to see if you have adjacent levels degeneration. Usually pt and injections are first course of treatment. ...Read more
Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?
Stretches or exercises to help with scoliosis related back pain/stiffness? I have two diagnosed moderate curves and have noticed my symptoms have gotten worse since college/having to spend more time inside due to academic workload.
Stretch marks: Since stretch marks represent a permanent change in the dermis (the deeper layer of skin beneath the surface layer known as the epidermis), there is no amount of resurfacing that can erase them. However, studies have shown that laser treatments can lessen the depth of stretch marks in some patients, with an improvement rate of between 20 and 50%. ...Read more
Random stretch marks appeared on my inner thighs last week. Could this with other symptoms be something I should get checked?
15y son 140lb 170cm concaved chest crowded teeth no high arch mouth face a looks normal 2 stretch marks on back no other symptoms Marfan syndrome?
Diagnosis?: Are you asking us to give you a firm diagnosis for your son's symptoms over the internet? You need to have your son be seen by your own primary care physician who can refer you to a specialist if necessary. Also need to have your son be seen by a local dentist to evaluate any dental abnormalities. ...Read more
19 years old PCOS w/ acne prone, skin/some symptoms improved greatly from taking Yaz birth control. However, my breasts went from a 34B to a 34D in 3 months. They sag/ covered in stretch marks. I want my old breasts back...? Better BC/PCOS options?
How do you diagnose a collagen deficiency and can you treat it. 15 yr old has hypermobility, jaw pain, teeth move, scoliosis, fractures, stretch mark?
Start with rheumatol: Start with Pediatric Rheumatology and/or Pediatric genetics. These physicians can guide you. ...Read more
Can certain exercises prevent or treat scoliosis? Are there stretches or exercises that can be done to prevent or help correct scoliosis? .
I have scoliosis and it seems to be getting worse pain wise as well. Do you suggest anything specific to help with pain? I do stretch and dance daily.
Scoliosis Pains: Without more insight as to the severity of the scoliosis, it is difficult to make specific recommendations. Anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen and naproxen can help with musculoskeletal pains. Depending on the severity of the scoliosis and age, surgery or therapy may be options. ...Read more
Scoliosis: Scoliosis is a condition of curvature of the spine. The spine and pelvis are a continuous unit, like a stack of blocks. It is very likely that changes in your pelvis are compensating for the curvature of your spine in order to maintain your body balance. Consult an osteopathic physician or chiropractor for spine and pelvic alignment treatments. ...Read more
Can be subtle: In many cases, the findings on a patient with even a large scoliosis curve can be subtle. This is in part why schools will screen for scoliosis. The most common findings are an asymmetry in the hips and pelvis, an elevation of one shoulder, and a rib hump, otherwise known as an asymmetric trunk rotation. Most adolescents have no symptoms at all unless they have really large curves. Thank you. ...Read more
Usually none-: Sometimes one will note that a shoulder or hip area is higher than the other or the chest looks different. That is if the curve is of sufficient size or rotated. Otherwise, there are no symptoms with a typical idiopathic scoliosis unless severe and then it could affect lung and heart function. If there are symptoms, then look for a cause other than scoliosis & that may also be causing the curve. ...Read more
Can be subtle: In many cases, the findings on a patient with even a large scoliosis curve can be subtle. This is in part why schools will screen for scoliosis. The most common findings are an asymmetry in the hips and pelvis, an elevation of one shoulder, and a rib hump, otherwise known as an asymmetric trunk rotation. Many people have no symptoms at all unless they have really large curves. Thank you. ...Read more
No only bracing-: -can influence a curve and does so only in growing adolescents. By mild, it's better 2 describe it in the numerical degrees of the curve. It also depends on how it was Dx'd.standing ap images R needed 4 the Dx. Often if Cn on recombinant films it can B due 2 positioning & not B real. ...Read more
Can I still get scoliosis after I'm done growing. And could I have it, my symptoms are uneven shoulders and my hips get out of alignment.
Yes: It is possible. If someone has scoliosis prior to cessation of growing the scoliosis can increase gradually over time. When people get much older, arthritis of the discs and joints can cause scoliosis as well. Your pelvis/ hips can be out of alignment from a difference in leg lengths and cause a compensatory curve in the spine. If you are concerned see a physiatrist or spine md. ...Read more
Can be subtle: In many cases, the findings on a patient with even a large scoliosis curve can be subtle. This is in part why schools will screen for scoliosis. The most common findings are an asymmetry in the hips and pelvis, an elevation of one shoulder, and a rib hump, otherwise known as an asymmetric trunk rotation. An uneven pelvis can be a result of scoliosis or it can cause scoliosis as well. Thank you. ...Read more
Yes, but normally: Progressive. It does not normally just acutely jump up unless you pinched a nerve. Back pain can develop progressively with scoliosis as the angle changes. If the pain jumped up unexpectedly, then best to be seen by your physician who monitors your scoliosis to see if there is anything that happened to cause this abrupt increase in pain. ...Read more