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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild: This is a fairly small curve. For people who are young (child or adolescent) it may need watching to see if it worsens (gets larger). A young and middle-aged adult with a curve of this size tends to stay the same until later in life (usually age in the sixties and beyond). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any new type braces for treatement adult idiopathic scoliosis (lumbar 20dgr with c type hyperkyphosis)that teenager accept it more easily?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of having a child with scoliosis and muscular dystrophy? How common are these conditions?
Family history ?: Prevalence of inheritable disorders in the general population is meaningless in the face of a positive family history. Some day, newborn screening will include genomes along with hearing & inborn errors of metabolism. Obtain a 3-generation family history, with results of genetic testing in all affected family members & seek pre-pregnancy genetic counseling in order to make an informed decision. ...Read more
I have a mild spondylolisthesis. What kind of treatments should I consider other than spinal fusion?
Spondylolisthesis: You have had this likely since age 6-8 years old. That is when this problem seems to surface. Most commonly, this is an incidental finding present in 5-6% of the asymptomatic population. Make sure you have tried pt (mckenzie, avoid hyperextension), nsaid's, and nerve root or pars injections. Activity modifications until symptoms resolve may also be necessary. If all else fails, fusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a scoliosis curvature of 43 degrees with great pain enough to warrant surgery? All other treatments haven't helped my pain at all.
Big question!: Hi. Symptoms of untreated diabetes are drinking & peeing a lot, fatigue, blurred vision, etc. Side effects of treatment depend on the treatment(s) used! Depending on the treatment, side effects can include: nothing, nausea, weight loss, weight gain, hypoglycemia, fluid retention...hmmm, and probably some others I'm not thinking of right now. Control it well and live healthily! ...Read more
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