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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal curvature of the spine is a symptom in which a person's spine has sideways curvature (either to the left or to the right), or has too little or too much curvature in the front-back direction. Normal front-back spine curvatures exist in the neck, the chest, the lower back, ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Hi doctor, I,m 18 and have a scoliosis of 38 and 21 degree, my right scapula is severe and obvious. Is there any exercise to do without 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improved curve...: Muscles and ligaments are dissected from length of spine; screws are placed into the spinal pedicles, and titanium rods are crosslinked to the screws, thereby straightening the curve. Recovery then takes about 4-5 days in hospital, verying time aft going hoem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Until fusion1 year: Removal studies have shown no improvement in outcome they are not the cause of usualy removing them just adds to the muscle trauma they need to stay in until a solid fusion appears they can stay in for life for scoliosis removing threm was followed by loss of correction not advised. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can be: You had a spine deformity corrected to some degree with a fusion done to hold the correction with the instrumentation holding and creating this correction until the fusion is complete. You are adjusting to this correction and surgery and it is normal to feel that way. Unless your are very skinny, the rods are usually not felt unless one breaks or becomes loose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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