Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Are Treatments For Scoliosis With A 42 Degree Curve

Share
1

1
What are treatments for scoliosis with a 42 degree curve?

What are treatments for scoliosis with a 42 degree curve?

Depends: At 42 degrees with progression of curve and/or pain, a surgical recommendation can be made to treat a scoliosis. There are patients who do not have surgery, since their curves are stable with minimal or no progression. For patients with stable curves, non-corrective treatments, such as therapy or exercise, are based upon symptoms like discomfort. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Edward Hellman
564 doctors shared insights

Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is ...Read more


2

2
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

3

3
What are the treatment options for 19 yr old with scoliosis with a 42 degree curve?

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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
I got diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 14 and it was 15 degree curve then im now 19 with a 42 degree curve. What would treatment be?

Depends: If you're done growing or not. Your x-ray should also help tell you if your bones are mature. If you've still got a lot of growing to do, then you may need bracing. If you're almost done growing, it may mean monitoring only. More than 50 degree curve may mean surgery. Talk with your doc about your choices. Good luck. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Degree of scoliosis is 5 in lower thoracic & 7 in mid lumbar spine. Should i get a brace/treatment? I'm 24yr/old woman.I've consistent back pain tho.

Degree of scoliosis is 5 in lower thoracic & 7 in mid lumbar spine. Should i get a brace/treatment? I'm 24yr/old woman.I've consistent back pain tho.

Most wouldn't: I don't even refer cases out with that minor level of deviation. Your doc is in a better position to sort out any back pain issues but many with scoliosis at higher degrees have no pain at all. ...Read more

8

8
What are treatments for scoliosis?

Many options: The options depend on severity of curve, what part of the body is involved, symptoms (pain, numbness, tingling, weakness), age, flexibility, overall health. For milder curves, exercise, maybe medication will be enough. In growing young folks, bracing may be an option. For more severe curves, worsening curves, those with nerve or spinal cord pressure, surgery may be a good choice. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
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?

.

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

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What treatments should I get for moderate scoliosis and a reverse neck curve?

Varies: Usually a curve that is described as moderate is less than 45 degrees, those curves do not typically progress when a patient is done growing. And so treatment would be based on symptoms, if not many symptoms no treatment needed. If symptomatic, then meds or PT or chiropractic are usually tried as first line; if does not respond, then MRI may give more info. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
1,058 doctors shared insights

Scoliosis (Definition)

Scoliosis is a condition where patients have an abnormal curvature of ...Read more