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What Kind Of Doctor Sees Somebody For 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 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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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?
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