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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

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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 ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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? .

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?

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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

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

Yoga: Yoga and pilates are the best non surgical treatments for scoliosis. For more information about scoliosis, visit www.eSpine.com ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for scoliosis?

Is there any treatment for scoliosis?

Yes: Depending on the magnitude of the curve. Small curve are treated with physical therapy, possible bracing. Large curve are treated with surgery which can help to avoid them progressing as you age, and also correct the majority of the curve. The surgical treatments depend on age, progression of curves, and failure of bracing. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for scoliosis?

What are the treatments for scoliosis?

Treatments: All explanations and treatments can be found here:

For more information visit www.eSpine.com under scoliosis ...Read more

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Please name the treatment for scoliosis?

It depends on the --: Its c.Ause and how severe is it. A spine surgeon would help you with this. Generally for a severe or a progressive curve corrective surgery with rods is done, tp straighten the curve towards normal (used to be the harrington's rods). The answer you would like will be provided tou you by the s surgeon after he has examined and investigated you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for scoliosis in adults?

Is there any treatment for scoliosis in adults?

Depends: The answer depends on the tye, severity and symptoms of the scoliosis. Usually scoliosis progresses while a teenager and stops as an adult, so it needs no treatment. If the scoliosis starts as an adult or becomes painful as an adult, treatment will be based on the magnitude of the curve and the amount of pain you are having. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the recommended treatment for scoliosis if I am 21?

Size of the curve: Routine follow up until curve is proven nonprogressive.45 degrees surgery maybe needed to prevent progressive deformity. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Dextroconvex scoliosis in adults?

What are the treatments for Dextroconvex scoliosis in adults?

Varies: It varies predominantly based upon the size of the curve, the age of the patient, and the presence of any associated symptoms. Many curves do not need any treatment at all. Don't hesitate to see a specialist to discuss the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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