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What are the treatment options for thoracolumbar scoliosis?

What are the treatment options for thoracolumbar scoliosis?

What type of scolios: Idiopathic adolescent or neuromuscular or degenerative curve how old is patient?

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What can be done for osteoporosis and thoracolumbar scoliosis?

What can be done for osteoporosis and thoracolumbar scoliosis?

Prevention: Weight bearing exercise, proper nutrition and limited sun exposure helps to prevent osteoporosis. Even if present already, there are medications to help this condition. Osteopenia is not osteoporosis but a relative low bone mass that makes you a higher risk for osteoporosis. Finally, physical therapy and corrective posture devices will help scoliosis. Surgery is last resort for severe cases.

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What does it mean to have rotatory thoracolumbar scoliosis?

What does it mean to have rotatory thoracolumbar scoliosis?

Scoliosis is very 3D: Scoliosis is always a three dimensional deformity; the spine is not only curved when you look from the front, but it is also rotated. It is the amount of rotation that makes the curve the most visible when you bend forward and look at it. The rotation is what produces the 'so-called' rib hump.

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is "thoracolumbar scoliosis"?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is "thoracolumbar scoliosis"?

Idiopathic scoliosis: Idiopathic scoliosis which usually affects preteens and teens initially has thoraco lumbar configuration with thoracic curve mainly to right and lumbar curve mainly to left (s-shaped).

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What is thoracolumbar scoliosis?

A curved spine: Scoliosis means an abnormal curvature of the spine. Thoracolumbar means that it involves both the thoracic spine or mid back and the lumbar spine or low back.

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I have mild levoconvex thoracolumbar scoliosis and I was wondering if that could have been caused by the spinal tap for meningitis.

I have mild levoconvex thoracolumbar scoliosis and I was wondering if that could have been caused by the spinal tap for meningitis.

No, definitely not: No. Spinal tap can be you acute and subacute headaches but will not change the curvature of the spine.

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Is it possible to have hiatal hernia, osteoporosis and thoracolumbar scoliosis at the same time?

Is it possible to have hiatal hernia, osteoporosis and thoracolumbar scoliosis at the same time?

Yes: It is possible to have that particular list of medical problems at the same time, but there is not necessarily as cause and effect relationship among them. The scoliosis may be a contributing factor for the hiatal hernia however.

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Can you tell me if a combined incidence of hiatal hernia, osteoporosis and thoracolumbar scoliosis, what to do?

Activities/Exercises: Would be helpful for all the 3, as hh is usually seen with weight issues, so reducing the wt with activities/exercises would benefit it. The osteoporosis can be improved upon by such activities as well, + calcium/vit d. The tl scoliosis may also be affected in a good way with exercises. You will need to see an orthopod to ensure its stable/not progressing. See the pcp. Good luck.

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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

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What are the treatment options for 19 yr old with scoliosis with a 42 degree curve?

M.D. Specialist: Dr armstrong's specialist recommendation. Remeber that the specialist needs to be a trained M.D. Alternative claims such as chiropractry does not help this degree of sco;iosis.

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I have two herniated disks in my back and scoliosis. What are the treatment options?

I have two herniated disks in my back and scoliosis. What are the treatment options?

Many: The answer depends on what exactly is causing your pain and where your pain is (back or leg or both). Not all herniated disks cause discomfort and not all back pain is caused by scoliosis. Your condition (and subsequent treatment options) would be best served by speaking with a spine surgeon to try discern what relation these anatomic findings have to do with your clinical symptoms.

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What are the treatment options for mild scoliosis?

What are the treatment options for mild scoliosis?

Exercise: Mild scoliosis does not usually need any treatment other than back strengthening exercises.

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What are the treatment options for lumbar scoliosis?

What are the treatment options for lumbar scoliosis?

From don't worry: This depends on your age and the size of the curve and whether your bone density is normal and if there are any associated issues such as spinal stenosis, instability &/or degenerative changes. If still growing brace or observation & if an adult, is it progressing or large in size or associated with any other problems. You really need to see a spine specialist to get an opinion.

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What are treatment options for scoliosis and when does it need to be treated?

What are treatment options for scoliosis and when does it need to be treated?

Surgery: Surgery may be indicated. You will need to get appropriate x-rays and be evaluated by a spine specialist.

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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.

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X-ray revealed moderate upper lumbar scoliosis and osteophytes in lumbar vertebrae. Possible cause of severe low back and hip pain? Treatment options?

X-ray revealed moderate upper lumbar scoliosis and osteophytes in lumbar vertebrae. Possible cause of severe low back and hip pain? Treatment options?

Early arthritis: Not sure why a 34yo has these problems. Your description of X-ray sounds like back spasm causing some local splinting and curvature, not classic scoliosis. Osteophytes typically seen in degenerative arthritis. Do you have autoimmune disease? Lupus? Psoriasis? Rheumatoid?

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My flat feet and ankles rotate inward causing me to have knocked knees. What're my options for treatment of my misaligned knees? I also have scoliosis

My flat feet and ankles rotate inward causing me to have knocked knees. What're my options for treatment of my misaligned knees? I also have scoliosis

Start with alignment: Excessive pronation is the motion you are describing and it causes poor alignment beginning at the feet creating problems with the knees, hips and lower back. Orthotic devices or braces (AFO) at the feet and ankles can begin to correct alignment which can improve knees, hips and back symptoms. A practitioner trained in biomechanics can provide a detailed exam.

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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? .

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.

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If scoliosis is not that serious, what is the treatment needed to be back from normal?

Therapy helps.: For patients with mild scoliosis, physical therapy or chiropractic care can be very beneficial by improving core strength.

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