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Doctor insights on: What Causes Scoliosis In Early 20s

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What is congenital scoliosis?

What is congenital scoliosis?

Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones (vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine. Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues.

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What can I do about congenital scoliosis?

What can I do about congenital scoliosis?

Orthopedic follow up: Congenital scoliosis should be followed closely by an orthopedic doc that treats scoliosis. The issue is usually that one side of the spine grows faster than the other due to failure of one or more segments to separate or form. It progresses over time as the child grows.

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Please explain if it is possible to correct congenital scoliosis thru minimally invasive method?

This depends how: Severe the scoliosis is. If it is mild, postural and bracing can help correct it slightly. However, if it is advanced, there is not much that can be done with minimally invasive procedures.

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Is it true that congenital scoliosis is life threatening?

Not typically: Not typically. The two exception to that are if the curve has been allowed to progress to an exceptionally large degree that it effects lung or cardiac function, which is quite rare nowadays. Or two, if the patient has other associated conditions with the scoliosis such as congenital heart or kidney problems which can be seen in a small percentage of cases.

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I have congenital scoliosis surgery question, any suggestions?

Yes: Yes you could see an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty for the treatment of scoliosis. Also, if you list your specific question on healthtap, I will try to look for it and answer it if I can. Thank you.

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Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult? .

Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult? .

Talk to MD: You have to find out wether the scoliosis is affecting the child. In severe cases scoliosis can cause pain and interfere with breathing. In minor cases it is detectable on examination, but is not interfering with the patient's lifestyle. If it is the latter case you may not need surgery at all. Talk to your md about options.

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I'v a 10 yrs. Old daughter who has an s shape congenital scoliosis more than 45*, there was no noticable progress & no pain. What are the options?

Early and often care: Although there has been no progression yet, with your daughter at age 10 and either early in puberty or not even entering puberty yet, now is the time to be very aggressive about monitoring for changes and intervening early. This is not a little 10 degree curve - she is already at 45, and you don't want much progression before you would get agressive with early therapies. See spine doctor often!

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How dangerous is congenital scoliosis for 14 yr old?

How dangerous is congenital scoliosis for 14 yr old?

Depends severity: Congenital scoliosis can progress like idiopathic scoliosis during periods of growth.Spinal surgery depends on severity of curve. Surgery would be indicated with congenital scoliosis other body systems affected. Cardiac, kidney, and bowel abnormalities have increased incidence with congenital scoliosis.

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20years ago had l-4 spinal fusion for congenital scoliosis now as an adult uncontrollable pain. What do you recommend?

20years ago had l-4 spinal fusion for congenital scoliosis now as an adult uncontrollable pain. What do you recommend?

Work up: You need to see a spine specialist to get some tests done to see if you have adjacent levels degeneration. Usually pt and injections are first course of treatment.

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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

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What causes the progression of scoliosis in one's early 20s?

What causes the progression of scoliosis in one's early 20s?

See below.: Scoliosis (a curvature of the spine to the side) often begins around 10 years old;it’s 4-5 times more common in girls than boys. It usually causes no symptoms, but if severe, it can compress the lungs. Because it can continue to progress as long as the spine is growing, your doctor will recheck it regularly. If the curve gets to 20+ degrees, your doctor can recommend an orthopedist.

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What causes scoliosis?

Most scoliosis we C: Is idiopathic (no cause). fractures, paralysis of the spine supporting muscles, and there R many more. They all have 2 B ruled out B 4 U can say it is idiopathic.

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What can cause me to have scoliosis?

What can cause me to have scoliosis?

Possibly genetic: The causes of most cases of scoliosis is not fully understood. That being said, however, there does appear to be a strong genetic component. There have been a number of genetic markers seen more commonly on patients with progressive scoliosis curves. Thank you for your question.

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What is scoliosis and how is it caused?

What is scoliosis and how is it caused?

It is a deformity of: The spine & are several types or categories with it appearing that the spine is curved &/or twisted. The categories are defined by the causes &/or age of onset. The typical one in teenage years is idiopathic scoliosis. This is assessed by seeing your physician. Causes can be tumor, a neurologic syndrome, an orthopedic syndrome, a congenital type or idiopathic which is multifactoral.

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Help plz! Can scoliosis cause mental issues?

Not really: Unless you are worried about it. Recommend seeking psychologist to talk your issues out. Otherwise physical therapy and exercise will be helpful for you and your scoliosis.

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Could scoliosis be the cause of my erectyle dysfunction?

Not typically: Scoliosis is defined as a curvature of the spine greater than 10 degrees and it is not usually associated with scoliosis. There are many potential causes of ed, many of which are vascular related, but they are usually not spine related. Thank you.

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Does scoliosis cause pain? Is scoliosis painful, or does it depend on the severity? .

Does scoliosis cause pain? Is scoliosis painful, or does it depend on the severity? .

Idiopathic scoliosis: Idiopathic (spontaneous without a cause) scoliosis is not a painful condition. Back pain in scoliosis is similar to that of people with a straight spine unless lumbar curves exceed 30-50 degrees and thoracic curves exceed 50-70 degrees. Curve progression occurs with aging by about. 5 degree per year. It is not likely to "compress organs" or cause breathing, heart or neurologic probs unless severe.

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Other than idiopathic reasons, what are the causes of structural scoliosis developing in your teenage years?

Other than idiopathic reasons, what are the causes of structural scoliosis developing in your teenage years?

Several: Idiopathic is the most common cause. Others in no particular order are congenital defects like deformed vertebrae, Marfan's syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos (both connective tissue disorders) Infection of the spine and rarely tumors. Careful evaluation by a pediatric orthopaedist can usually sort them out. Thanks for Trusting HealthTap!

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What other problems can scoliosis cause? Can scoliosis cause other problems or complications in the body? .

Varies: Mild to moderate cases of scoliosis usually do not cause problems. Progressive and secure causes can cause cardiac and respiratory compromise, severe pain, and abdominal symptoms as well. Thank you for the question.

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