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Why Is Smoking Bad For 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No, they cannot.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?
Probably not: Hi, more info would be helpful such as severity or degree of scoliosis, how many push ups you are doing, & if you are new to push ups. If the back pain is minor & transient, then probably not a problem. But if you have been doing push ups for a while and the BP is new, it would be a good idea to check it out with your doc. If the pain is debilitating or severe, you should see your doc. Take care ...Read more
I had rods put in for scoliosis last year. Sensation never returned and now my incision site is hurting real bad what is wrong?
Sorry to hear: From what you're saying, it probably means it's time to followup with your spinal surgeon. Although we can list out a list of possible reasons, it's best to get a full evaluation after a major procedure like that. Best of luck. ...Read more
Is there a way to tell on your own if your scoliosis is getting worse or staying the same? Can we prevent it from getting worse? Pain=bad? Eats great.
Odd statement: It is not clear if you are asking about yourself or someone else.The changes in scoliosis is influenced by age, which you don't give.Change is monitored by exam and x-rays if needed.There is no self directed method to replace these reproducible methods.Significant changes can go unnoticed by most untrained and some trained personnel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is breaststroke swim technique bad for your scoliosis? why is that? And if it is bad which swim technique will you recommend to help treat scoliosis? Thank you
Diamonds have facets: Everyone wants to be attractive, but this can mean different things to different people. Some are attracted to facial features others to legs. So yes you can still be attractive even with bad scoliosis, but remember, true beauty comes from the inside! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scoliometer: The degrees are measuredoff standin full length xrays not the scoliometer level thingy is for screening purposes to help with you need a xray treatment descions ar made offcobb measurements on standing xray 10 degrees is not severe but needs a xray to make treatment decsions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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