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What Kind Of Doctor Sees Somebody For Scoliosis
Abnormal curvature of the spine is a symptom in which a person's spine has sideways curvature (either to the left or to the right), or has too little or too much curvature in the front-back direction. Normal front-back spine curvatures exist in the neck, the chest, the lower back, ...Read more
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
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
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
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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?
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
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
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?
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
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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