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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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Physical Exam (Definition)

Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will physically touch your ankle to see where it is painful. This act of touching the patient's body ...Read more


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What happens if hoarseness persists after a thyroidectomy, what kind of assessment can one expect to be carried out by the doctor/ent?

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

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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is ...Read more


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Scoliosis (Definition)

Scoliosis is a condition where patients have an abnormal curvature of ...Read more