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What exercises are safe for me after scoliosis surgery?

What exercises are safe for me after scoliosis surgery?

Surgeon dependant: Depends on your surgeon and how far post op you are. I would ask your surgeon. If you are more than 6 months post surgery, most patients are fused, and so many surgeons will allow full activity. Again, this is surgeon dependant. Your surgeon knows your back the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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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. ...Read more

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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?

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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. ...Read more

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I had a scoliosis surgery back in 2011. Is it safe for me to go ice skating? I won't break my back falling? Or something?

I had a scoliosis surgery back in 2011. Is it safe for me to go ice skating? I won't break my back falling? Or something?

Have fun: Just be careful as anybody would be while ice skating and don't even think of your injured back condition. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy safe after scoliosis surgery?

Is pregnancy safe after scoliosis surgery?

Yes.: Scoliosis surgery does not involve structures in the pelvic area with the exception of scoliosis surgery in neurologically involved populations. Even in these cases the hardware is limited to inside the pelvis bone. As such the risk of problems as the result of fusion are low. ...Read more

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Does having scoliosis surgery disqualify you for the u.S. Military?

Does having scoliosis surgery disqualify you for the u.S. Military?

See:: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/spine.htm ** "Any surgical fusion of spinal vertebrae (P81.0) is disqualifying."** disqualifying ...Read more

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16 y/o female. I recently had surgery for scoliosis. For the past few days I have had a pain around my right ribs. Hurts more when I lay down. ?

16 y/o female. I recently had surgery for scoliosis. For the past few  days I have had a pain around my right ribs. Hurts more when I lay down. ?

Body is adjusting: How recently was the surgery. If it was in the past several months this may be the muscle structure around the ribs that are adjusting to the new realignment of your spine after surgery. Our bodies are designed to keep our eyes in a horizontal position. Any changes to the curvature of the spine will cause adjustments to be made at multiple levels and may cause compensatory soreness or pain. ...Read more

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What happens in scoliosis surgery?

What happens in scoliosis surgery?

Yes: It varies somewhat, but the general idea with scoliosis surgery is as follows. A form of instrumentation is implanted into the spine, the spine is then straightened out using the instrumentation, the instrumentation is then locked in this straightened position, and the spine is fused in this corrected position. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Who qualifies for scoliosis surgery?

Who qualifies for scoliosis surgery?

Curve size : There are multiple considerations and I would not hesitate to be seen. That being said, and purely from a structural perspective, curves less than 45 degrees do not progress in adulthood and in general do not cause problems; where as curves over 45 degrees continue to progress and surgery is recommended. ...Read more

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