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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
Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In 3 years my scoliosis progessed from 23 to 42 degrees what would be the proper treatment for this?
My 14 years old daughter has 49 degrees scoliosis.
Want to know what treatment is likely she should have?
She is referred to sick kids in September.
Surgical correction: Is best option when curvature is over 40 degrees and growth spur not complete. ...Read more
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.
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 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
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