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What doctors specialize in scoliosis?

What doctors specialize in scoliosis?

Orthopaedic Surgeon: Typically, it is an orthopaedic surgeon who can provide for the full range of diagnosis & treatment which can range from observation, bracing and surgery as well as categorizing the type of scoliosis & the options for treatment and prognosis. There are other specialists who may contribute in the diagnosis & nonop management as well. Some neurosurgeons have had training in the surgical management. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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How do doctors diagnose scoliosis?

How do doctors diagnose scoliosis?

X-ray : A physical exam can raise the suspicion regarding whether or not a person has scoliosis, but an X-ray will confirm the diagnosis and determine the severity. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see if I have scoliosis?

What kind of doctor should I see if I have scoliosis?

Depends, maybe none: Scoliosis is primarily treated based upon the size of the curve and the age of the patient. A skeletally mature adult with a curve less than 45 degrees and not having any problems does not really need followup or treatment. If you do need to be seen, an orthopedic surgeon that treats scoliosis is the type of doctor that you see. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does the pain feel like after scoliosis surgery?

Can doctors tell me what does the pain feel like after scoliosis surgery?

Hard to answer: The pain after surgery varies significantly among people. Factors include age at surgery, magnitude of surgery, pre-op pain status, co-morbidiites, etc. Some patients go home without taking any pain medication at all although that is not the norm. Most people need some narcotic pain meds for a few weeks post-op. ...Read more

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What kind of metal rod did doctors use for scoliosis surgery 20 years ago?

Several: There were several commercially avaiable brands mostly made of stainless steel with a beginning influx of other brands and metal choices like titanium. The early brands at the early 1990's were harrington, cd-cotrel dubousset, luque and tsrh or texas scottish right hospital system. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is scoliosis and what does it mean when on your childs school exam it says "positive" at scoliosis?

Curve of spine: Scoliosis is curvature of spine. Curvature sometimes can be found on physical exam at schools. Then child should be examined by orthopedic surgeon with radiographic examination for assessment of severity of scoliosis. Some curves mild and do not progress. Other curves can become severe enough to require surgery and spinal fusion with metal rods. ...Read more

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I have 2 bulgin disc an scoliosis. The doc said i can't have the injections for pain cause of how bad my back is, i really don't no what to do. Help!

Muscle conditioning: Steroid injections would not help - unless you have nerve inflammation/compression. Most important for scoliosis in a young patient is to maintain your para-spinal muscle health and strength. Isometric - push and hold - exercises (swimming, stationary bike, yoga, rowing machine) and weight control are important. ...Read more

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If I have a slight scoliosis, what kind of doctor should I see?

Perhaps spinal: If truly slight, you may not need to see anyone. But to get a thorough assessment and a chance to address all your concerns, see a spinal specialist who treats deformity like scoliosis. If you have more than minor discomfort or nerve symptoms (numbness, tingling, weakness), definitely see the specialist. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is "thoracolumbar scoliosis"?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is "thoracolumbar scoliosis"?

Idiopathic scoliosis: Idiopathic scoliosis which usually affects preteens and teens initially has thoraco lumbar configuration with thoracic curve mainly to right and lumbar curve mainly to left (s-shaped). ...Read more

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