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I have scoliosis and it is getting worse. what kind of doctor do I need to see?

I have scoliosis and it is getting worse. what kind of doctor do I need to see?

Orthopedic : If you have scoliosis you should see an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine( did an 'extra' year in a spine fellowship).... Or a pediatric orthopedist who specilises in spine/ scoliosis surgery .At age 18 your ' curve' should not be progressing but may be painful or unsightly. See spine specialist( above). Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

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

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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Which type of doctor should I see for Scoliosis and Herniated Disk? Is an orthopedic Surgeon ok?

Which type of doctor should I see for Scoliosis and Herniated Disk? Is an orthopedic Surgeon ok?

Ortho / neurosurgeon: Orthopedists treat both scoliosis & herniated discs. However, you want to see and ortho-spine specialist & not just any ortho. Neurosurgeons also specialize in the treatment of back problems, particularly herniated disc's. It's usually just pt preference. In your case with a history of a meningioma it would be prudent to discuss these issues with your neurosurgeon first & then decide on the doc. ...Read more

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Best, cheapest, and least painful way to get rid of scoliosis back pain? Which kind of doctor do I need to consult with?

Best, cheapest, and least painful way to get rid of scoliosis back pain? Which kind of doctor do I need to consult with?

Back pain treatment: There are several ways to treat the back pain depending on the cause of the pain. It might include exercise, physical therapy, medication, chiropractic therapy, injections and surgery. The least invasive way is exercise and physical therapy. You can consult your pcp, pain management doctor or spine surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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

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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What type of scoliosis do we have ? My Mom has scoliosis but doctors at our country don't know what type of scoliosis she has, she's 50 years old.

What type of scoliosis do we have ?
My Mom has scoliosis but doctors at our country don't know what type of scoliosis she has, she's 50 years old.

Scoliosis: Scoliosis diagnosed later in life tends to be degenerative in nature, meaning essentially that it is caused by arthritis and breakdown of the intervertebral disk. She could also have adult idiopathic scoliosis, meaning that it started when she was younger but has started to get worse as she has gotten older. Most cases of scoliosis in adults fall into these two categories. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what does a doctor have to see / do to check for scoliosis?

How do I know exactly what does a doctor have to see / do to check for scoliosis?

X-rays and exam: A physical exam of the spine is helpful to identify the severity of the deformity clinically. Full length xrays of the spine are needed to judge radiographically the severity of the curve or if a curve is present. ...Read more

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If I am on watch for scoliosis from my doctor, and I'm feeling pains more in my spine and back, should I see my doctor?

If I am on watch for scoliosis from my doctor, and I'm feeling pains more in my spine and back, should I see my doctor?

It could be that: you're just worrying more about it because your doctor put you on the lookout. If it doesn't resolve in a couple weeks, go see your doctor for your peace of mind. ...Read more

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I have scoliosis, i'm 23, female, haven't seen a doctor for it since i was 20 but haven't had sever back pain, do I have to see a dr. Soon?

I have scoliosis, i'm 23, female, haven't seen a doctor for it since i was 20 but haven't had sever back pain, do I have to see a dr. Soon?

Scoioisis: As an adult it is unlikely that the scoliosis will be much of a problem for you esp if the curve is not too severe probably could only see a doctor if you are experiencing pain or noticing worsening deformity. ...Read more

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What doctor should I see about spinal growth(non-scoliosis)? I should be ~5'10 but 5'6 instead because of my extremely short torso and long legs.

Primary care: I would start this discussion with your primary doctor, who can discuss your concerns and run some routine labs in order to determine whether you may need to see an endocrinologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My husbands chiropractor says he has scoliosis and uneven hip bones. Now, my husband has severe adominal pain. what type of doctor do we look for?

My husbands chiropractor says he has scoliosis and uneven hip bones. Now, my husband has severe adominal pain. what type of doctor do we look for?

A Gastroenterologist: specializes ini GI disorders. Start w/family doc who may refer you. GI disorders are often associated w/psychological issues or medical conditions. Consider a clinical psychologist for anxiety management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What doctors specialize in scoliosis?

Back specialist: Scoliosis is a condition that is usually monitored and treated by orthopedic surgeons who specialize in spinal issues, both for pediatrics and adults. ...Read more

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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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Is Scoliosis not progressive? my doctor said that my scoliosis condition is mild and it will no longer worsen is this true?

Is Scoliosis not progressive? my doctor said that my scoliosis condition is mild and it will no longer worsen is this true?

Scoliosis: F unknown age or medical Hx: asks: Is Scoliosis not progressive? my doctor said that my scoliosis condition is mild and it will no longer worsen is this true? ANS: Some does and some does not. Discuss your concerns with your Dr. ...Read more

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I have problem with my back I have scoliosis.I went to many doctor all of them told me diffrent thing.I'm working exsercise every day it doesn't help.

I have problem with my back I have scoliosis.I went to many doctor all of them told me diffrent thing.I'm working exsercise every day it doesn't help.

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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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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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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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

A condition where patients have an abnormal curvature of ...Read more