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What type of massage is most recommended for scoliosis?

What type of massage is most recommended for scoliosis?

Any type is fine: Massage will neither worsen nor improve scoliosis. Most types of massage are fine to get if they help with the muscular pain which may accompany certain types of scoliosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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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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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 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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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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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? .

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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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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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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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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What are the different types of scoliosis?

What are the different types of scoliosis?

Many types: The most common is idiopathic (exact cause unknown, but it runs in families, so it is genetic). It can be caused by degeneration (aging), especially in the low back. It can be caused by neurological problems like cerebral palsy and spinal cord injury (in children). Congenital scoliosis is from abnormalities of spine formation in the womb. It can occur with some forms of spine trauma besides cord. ...Read more

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What is the most severe type of scoliosis?

What is the most severe type of scoliosis?

Severe Scoliosis: In my experience, untreated congenital scoliosis is most severe. For pictures and information:

For more information visit www. ESpine. Com under scoliosis ...Read more

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Help please? What is the worst type of scoliosis?

Scoliosis: There are many type of scoliosis but none is 'worse' than the others. The most important factor is how large is the curvature and whether or not it is getting worse. This needs to be measured by a spine specialist/surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you recommend exercises for me? I have severe scoliosis.

Most exercise is ok: Scoliosis is not worsened by exercise. Most exercises should be fine with scoliosis. Avoid repetitive impact exercises (such as long distance running) and heavy weight lifting (such as squats and dead-lifts) if you have severe degenerative adult scoliosis, as these exercises can worsen back and lower extremity pain. ...Read more

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What type of backbrace are the most likely to put my child in for scoliosis?

What type of backbrace are the most likely to put my child in for scoliosis?

See below:: 1.Thoraco-lumbo-sacral-orthosis (tlso)-aka boston or underarm brace worn 23hrs/day. 2.Cervico-thoraco-lumbo-sacral-orthosis (known as a milwaukee brace)-similar to the tlso & includes a neck ring held in place by vertical bars attached to the body of the brace. 3. Charleston bending brace-called a “nighttime” brace because it is only worn while sleeping. The back brace is molded to the pt. ...Read more

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My son is 20 with17 degree scoliosis. What mattress would u recommend? Thinking nova 12 inch memory foam on flatbed.

Best quality for $: Forget about his size curve, it does not factor into your choice of bed. You want a bed that is comfortable-usually a relatively firm mattress that is good quality for cost or has a good term warranty & return policy! All mattresses will wear out especially if not rotated regularly and if you are heavy or obese. Our ancestors slept on leaves, branches, grasses & even hides! ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I am feeling like my dad is ashamed of my scoliosis?

What do you recommend if I am feeling like my dad is ashamed of my scoliosis?

Not alone.: You are not alone. It is not uncommon problem in adolescent females and subsequent adult females. Many celebrities have scoliosis. See linkhttp://www. Scoliosisnutty. Com/celebrities. Php Maybe that will ease the feelings. ...Read more

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