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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of treatment is available for very mild scoliosis with also having flat back. It is very painful but very mild case of both conditions.?
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