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37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia.Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?

37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia.Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?

Joint/Back pain: You have a difficult problem because of your history. You should seek the advice of a qualified physiatrist who specializes in spine care. Preferentially they should work in the same practice as a spine surgeon so you can get both opinions. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What is the most recommended exercise for relieving back pain due to scoliosis?

What is the most recommended exercise for relieving back pain due to scoliosis?

Adjustment+exercise: You want to minimise progression of scoliosis & strengthen core. Suggest long term relationship w/ osteopathic physician who does omt (manipulation) see aao or cranial academy online. Feldenkrais also very useful for learning to sense your own body, tai chi, qi gong, and esp yoga can be very helpful. One-on-one pilates if possible also good. Remember get best alignment 1st, strengthen 2nd. ...Read more

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Which exercises do experts commonly recommend for relieving back pain due to scoliosis?

Which exercises do experts commonly recommend for relieving back pain due to scoliosis?

Scoliosis: Unless your curve is severe (50-70° or more), your pain is probably typical mechanical or muscular. Degenerative is certainly another source. Scoliosis patients are no more likely than those with straight spines to have pain. I would recommend pilates/piyo/yoga for core strength. If that fails, then potentially seeing a mckenzie certified pt would be best. This would require a doc's rx. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to relieve back pain due to scoliosis?

What are the best exercises to relieve back pain due to scoliosis?

Individual Program: Before engaging in exercises for back pain a full evaluation by physical therapy is in order. This will take into account your natural posture and your particular occupation and activities. A supervised exercise program should follow. Be cautious o the popular video exercises like wii. ...Read more

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What to do if I have minor scoliosis, but severe back pains, how can I relieve the back pain?

What to do if I have minor scoliosis, but severe back pains, how can I relieve the back pain?

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. ...Read more

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I have been having very bad back pain from my scoliosis and I have tried everything to relieve and nothing is working Can u get an injection intheback?

I have been having very bad back pain from my scoliosis and I have tried everything to relieve and nothing is working Can u get an injection intheback?

Get treated: Scoliosis only tends to hurt in about 15 % of the time. Get evaluated by a pain doctor to determine why you hurt. It is generally muscle or nerve, and may respond to injections. ...Read more

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What's the best way to relieve severe back pain that is related to scoliosis with over-the-counter medicine?

What's the best way to relieve severe back pain that is related to scoliosis with over-the-counter medicine?

NSAIDs : There aren't a lot of options over the counter, but NSAIDs such as Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) based products are the traditional non prescription medications used to treat back pain, moist heat can also help. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific cause to your pain. ...Read more

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Please help with treating scoliosis . I bend forwards a little and shoulders. With back pain. Can swimming or other exercise be of any help ?

Please help with treating scoliosis . I bend forwards a little and shoulders.  With back pain.
Can swimming or other exercise be of any help ?

Certainly!: You say that your scoliosis is slight. That is good, and not all the uncommon. Exercise helps most types of back pain. Make sure you start slowly and work your way up. A trainer can help, too. But just do not overdo so the muscles soreness and back pain from starting at too high an intensity makes you quit. Any exercises that improve the upper back and chest will help. Good luck, and have fun! ...Read more

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Have scoliosis and now have continuous cronic back pain?

Have scoliosis and now have continuous cronic back pain?

See ortho: You need to consult an orthopedic surgeon specialized in the spine to see what can be done about it. Sometimes surgery may be the answer. ...Read more

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I have scoliosis I'm my back an it hurts me to bend my back what do I do to ease the back pain ?

I have scoliosis I'm my back an it hurts me to bend my back what do I do to ease the back pain ?

Physiotherapy: Supervised exercises with a physiotherapist would be a good starting point. Scoliosis is a chronic condition. Before you might come to surgery a trial of physical therapy should be instituted. Make sure you address leg length discrepancies and things like low calcium or low vitamin D. ...Read more

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I have recently diagnose if mild scoliosis. and I sometimes have a back pain. can I still go to the gym and lift weights that I can manage?

No reason not to: Depends on the extent of the scoliosis and your age. You can discuss this with your physiciasn and if necessary see a scoliosis expert. Many people have mild scolisois and it causes them no problems. ...Read more

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What's the connection of having back pain when u have scoliosis?mine is very minimal, levoconvex 5 & dextroconvex 7.& i still have back pain everyday?

May not be related: This may not be related to the scoliosis. There are toehr causes of back pain and ofter it is related to muscle and muscle conditioning. In you settign there can be other reasons. You need to see your physicain,get physical therapy and a back exercise program. ...Read more

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I have s curve in my spine is there anything that can be done as get lit of neck and back pain it's in the middle been told it scoliosis ?

I have s curve in my spine is there anything that can be done as get lit of neck and back pain it's in the middle been told it scoliosis ?

Scoliosis can be: mild, moderate or severe. Spine xrays should be ordered by a back specialist. Then treatment and options will be discussed. For moderate to severe cases, a corrective brace can be used. Physical therapy is also an important part of improving symptoms. ...Read more

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Can severe back pain be a symptom of scoliosis?

Yes, but normally: Progressive. It does not normally just acutely jump up unless you pinched a nerve. Back pain can develop progressively with scoliosis as the angle changes. If the pain jumped up unexpectedly, then best to be seen by your physician who monitors your scoliosis to see if there is anything that happened to cause this abrupt increase in pain. ...Read more

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Is it common to get back pain post scoliosis surgery?

There are several : Reasons why: could be just post op pain which resolves once tissues healed & the fusion as well. If the fusion does not fully heal, there can be pain related to that issue. If a fusion extends below L3 but not to the sacrum, there is a higher incidence of back pain later due to accelerated degenerative changes in the non fused disc levels. If spine not balanced after surgery, risk of back pain. ...Read more

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I'm having back pain a year after scoliosis surgery, is this normal?

Maybe: It is not uncommon to have some persistent pain after a major spinal operation, and maximal improvement can come more than a year postop. A concern, however, would be if the bones do not grow (i.e. Fuse) together, which is usually a goal of scoliosis surgery. For that reason, you should be evaluated by your surgeon to see if this potential complication is occurring. ...Read more

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There is a slight curve at the top of my spine. I don't have any back pain. Is this scoliosis or could I just need adjusted?

There is a slight curve at the top of my spine. I don't have any back pain. Is this scoliosis or could I just need adjusted?

Slight curve?: Do you mean the slight curve that everybody has, the normal cervical lordosis? Lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis, "adjustment" is pure chiropractic quackery. In your young healthy neck, everything's held tightly in place by discs, muscles & ligaments. It can't get OUT of adjustment. Be skeptical. Arm yourself with real knowledge. Don't be a sucker for all the pseudoscientific claptrap out there. ...Read more

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I seem to have back pain a lot in the past year. My dad has scoliosis, is that what this is? My back gets stiff and sometimes has a slight pain.

Many reasons: There are many reasons behind back pain. Most cases are muscular but other things can refer pain to the back. If the problems are becoming more constant and severe then go see your doc and discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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I had surgery for scoliosis when i was younger. Now I have back pain that interferes with how i go about my daily life. How can I manage the pain?

Water exercise: Whenever we perform surgery for correction of the curvature of the spine, there can be unintended changes with aging that put stress(which results in pain) on the spine and its supporting elements. Since the surgery is largely irreversible, the next best approach is to address the support elements, i.e. The muscles and ligaments and our posture, to see what that adds to the relief. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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