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What Kind Of Doctor Scoliosis Assessment
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
What happens if hoarseness persists after a thyroidectomy, what kind of assessment can one expect to be carried out by the doctor/ent?
Vocal cord paralysis: Hi. Your ENT can easily check to see if you have vocal cord paralysis, which is a result of damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve than can occur with thyroidectomy. Your ENT can often alleviate the hoarseness by approximating the severed ends of the nerve and encasing it in gel; peripheral nerves can regenerate. Good luck! ...Read more
What kind of physical exam is done from a pain management doctor for neck pain? What causes nerve impingement in the neck? Please help and explain
Neck pain: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 23 got a chronic bck pain for 2 years doctor diagnos me having a scoliosis near the neck s that possible? Xrays don't read it but she look the film
Does uneven waist means Scoliosis?? My 12 year old daughter has uneven waist. Is this normal?? We can't really take her to the doctors at the moment..
Scoliosis: Scoliosis is suspected in some children with uneven waist folds, uneven shoulder or hip height. This is of less significance in children who have completed most of their growth, e.g. girls who have started menstruating. Younger children are of greater concern. A physical exam and possibly x-rays to evaluate any abnormal spinal curvature are needed. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Doctor said scoliosis improved and won't get worse since i'm done growing.It was mild and in the teens. Get it check again? Does slouchingmakeitworse?
Annual exam: This is one issue you can review at your annual checkup. The most worrisome issues for scoliosis involve the degree of twisting that could reduce your lung capacity and predispose you to illness. Once your growth centers have closed the vulnerable period subsides and you reach a rather fixed defect. Your slouching may or may not aggravate the process but you can work to improve posture and help. ...Read more
Why is my right side of my body more muscular? Okay. I have just noticed that the right side of my body is much much more muscular that the left side. I got this checked out, and the doctor said it wasn't scoliosis, or anything else. She said it was becau
Hard to say: There are many potential causes. There is a condition known as hemihypertrophy in which one side of the body is larger than the other. There are neurologic conditions that cause increased muscle tone on one side of the body as well. Usually a detailed physical exam as well as the appropriate radiologic studies such as an MRI can establish the diagnosis. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have extreme back pain caused by scoliosis. Every doctor I have seen doesn't help me. What do I do?
Keep looking: I am sorry you are going through that. I guess you would need to continue your search until you are satisfied you have found someone to help. Sometimes a primary care doctor will know the reputations of the spine specialists in your area and steer you in the right direction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would another surgeon remove the hardware for scoliosis if I don't trust my original doctor to do it anymore ?
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