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What pain reliever can I take for severe scoliosis?

What pain reliever can I take for severe scoliosis?

Non narcotic: Non narcotic pain relievers are best which include acetominophen and advil or Aleve (naproxen) at the recommneded doses on the bottle. If you need stronger medicines you need to consult with a physician. ...Read more

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Can't take the pain so taking meloxicam 15mg daily for my scoliosis for 3 yrs nw. tryng to conceive what pain reliever to use specialy when pregnant ?

Can't take the pain so taking meloxicam 15mg daily for my scoliosis for 3 yrs nw. tryng to conceive what pain reliever to use specialy when pregnant ?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): is safe for most women to take during pregnancy. Make sure to increase your fluid intake. Always ask your ob-gyn if you can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or any other medications. ...Read more

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Is there any pain reliever for back pain for scoliosis for pregnant woman. I mean those we can maintain daily which for severe pain which can't harm?

Is there any pain reliever for back pain for scoliosis for pregnant woman. I mean those we can maintain daily which for severe pain which can't harm?

Appliance: Pregnant 24yo w. "severe" back pain & scoliosis seeks relief. Loose-ligament joints sublux. Sacroiliac joint, SIJ, subluxation attends pregnancy in women w. Hypermobility Syndrome & Andry Vleeming's studies have demonstrated that SIJ belts relieve back pain in pregnant women. Women w. Hypermobility Syndrome commonly have functional scoliosis that is present standing & absent prone. Gravity Rules! ...Read more

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Does a pain reliever cream wont give gastro problem unlike taking an oral NSAIDs? I have a very painful scoliosis and been taking NSAID for 2 years nw

Does a pain reliever cream wont give gastro problem unlike taking an oral NSAIDs? I have a very painful scoliosis and been taking NSAID for 2 years nw

NSAID cream effects: It depends on how much of the medication is absorbed into the blood and the base that the medication is in. It is possible to get as much NSAID into the blood with a cream as an oral NSAID. Then you could potentially have similar side effects. ...Read more

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What is congenital scoliosis?

What is congenital scoliosis?

Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones ( vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine. Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues. ...Read more

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What can I do about congenital scoliosis?

What can I do about congenital scoliosis?

Orthopedic follow up: Congenital scoliosis should be followed closely by an orthopedic doc that treats scoliosis. The issue is usually that one side of the spine grows faster than the other due to failure of one or more segments to separate or form. It progresses over time as the child grows. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to correct congenital scoliosis thru minimally invasive method?

This depends how: Severe the scoliosis is. If it is mild, postural and bracing can help correct it slightly. However, if it is advanced, there is not much that can be done with minimally invasive procedures. ...Read more

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I'v a 10 yrs. Old daughter who has an s shape congenital scoliosis more than 45*, there was no noticable progress & no pain. What are the options?

Early and often care: Although there has been no progression yet, with your daughter at age 10 and either early in puberty or not even entering puberty yet, now is the time to be very aggressive about monitoring for changes and intervening early. This is not a little 10 degree curve - she is already at 45, and you don't want much progression before you would get agressive with early therapies. See spine doctor often! ...Read more

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Is it true that congenital scoliosis is life threatening?

Not typically: not typically. The two exception to that are if the curve has been allowed to progress to an exceptionally large degree that it effects lung or cardiac function, which is quite rare nowadays. Or two, if the patient has other associated conditions with the scoliosis such as congenital heart or kidney problems which can be seen in a small percentage of cases. ...Read more

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I have congenital scoliosis surgery question, any suggestions?

Yes: Yes you could see an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty for the treatment of scoliosis. Also, if you list your specific question on healthtap, i will try to look for it and answer it if i can. Thank you. ...Read more

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Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult? .

Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult?

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Talk to MD: You have to find out wether the scoliosis is affecting the child. In severe cases scoliosis can cause pain and interfere with breathing. In minor cases it is detectable on examination, but is not interfering with the patient's lifestyle. If it is the latter case you may not need surgery at all. Talk to your md about options. ...Read more

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How dangerous is congenital scoliosis for 14 yr old?

How dangerous is congenital scoliosis for 14 yr old?

Depends severity: Congenital scoliosis can progress like idiopathic scoliosis during periods of growth.Spinal surgery depends on severity of curve. Surgery would be indicated with congenital scoliosis other body systems affected. Cardiac, kidney, and bowel abnormalities have increased incidence with congenital scoliosis. ...Read more

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20years ago had l-4 spinal fusion for congenital scoliosis now as an adult uncontrollable pain. What do you recommend?

20years ago had l-4 spinal fusion for congenital scoliosis now as an adult uncontrollable pain. What do you recommend?

Work up: You need to see a spine specialist to get some tests done to see if you have adjacent levels degeneration. Usually pt and injections are first course of treatment. ...Read more

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Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

Treatment  42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis  + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

See ortho spine doc: You may need reconstructive or supportive surgery to prevent nerve damage if you have more than one vertebral body affected by the osteoarthritis. If this is a congenital issue an ortho spine doctor would give you the best advice on how to proceed safely ...Read more

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My mother, 98, fell, has no pain, sleeps a lot. Her scoliosis became severe, can't sit up, can't stand. Take to ER now or wait for Ortho Tues app?

My mother, 98, fell, has no pain, sleeps a lot. Her scoliosis became severe, can't sit up, can't stand.  Take to ER now or wait for Ortho Tues app?

Er: Inability to stand or walk in a 98 year old patient who is lethargic calls for an ER evaluation and probable hospital admission tonight. I feel it's too dangerous to postpone an examination as possible problems include occult fractures, stroke, head injury, infection. ...Read more

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If you suffer from abdominal pain and need to take a pain reliever, can you take motrin for a severe tailbone injury?

If you suffer from abdominal pain and need to take a pain reliever, can you take motrin for a severe tailbone injury?

Motrin: Motrin may actually aggravate stomach issues such as ulcers or reflux. Occasionally you can take a Pepcid (famotidine) to help prevent reflux but this has not been shown to prevent ulcers. ...Read more

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I have had scoliosis surgery back in 1991, for the past few years i suffer from severe pain in the buttocks. I go for pain mana i take Neurontin (gabapentin) 300mg 3x a day and have been getting pain management and neither works

I have had scoliosis surgery back in 1991, for the past few years i suffer from severe pain in the  buttocks. I go for pain mana i take Neurontin (gabapentin) 300mg 3x a day and have been getting pain management and neither works

Sub-subspecialist: You need another evaluation and should someone who sees a lot of pts that have or have been tx'd for scoliosis. Please be as extensive as possible and try to find pts that this doctor may have treated as even docs from great training programs turn out to be awful. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

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