Prevention. Weight bearing exercise, proper nutrition and limited sun exposure helps to prevent osteoporosis. Even if present already, there are medications to help this condition. Osteopenia is not osteoporosis but a relative low bone mass that makes you a higher risk for osteoporosis. Finally, physical therapy and corrective posture devices will help scoliosis. Surgery is last resort for severe cases.
Treat bone loss 1st. You need to be aggressively treated for the bone loss first as there can be an increased risk of curve progression if this is not addressed. If you need a corrective surgery, there will be less risk of complications related to bone density issues as the curve correction relies on the purchase power of the spinal instrumentation at its attachment points to the spine.
Yes. It is possible to have that particular list of medical problems at the same time, but there is not necessarily as cause and effect relationship among them. The scoliosis may be a contributing factor for the hiatal hernia however.
Can you tell me if a combined incidence of hiatal hernia, osteoporosis and thoracolumbar scoliosis, what to do?
Activities/Exercises. Would be helpful for all the 3, as hh is usually seen with weight issues, so reducing the wt with activities/exercises would benefit it. The osteoporosis can be improved upon by such activities as well, + calcium/vit d. The tl scoliosis may also be affected in a good way with exercises. You will need to see an orthopod to ensure its stable/not progressing. See the pcp. Good luck.
Scoliosis is very 3D. Scoliosis is always a three dimensional deformity; the spine is not only curved when you look from the front, but it is also rotated. It is the amount of rotation that makes the curve the most visible when you bend forward and look at it. The rotation is what produces the 'so-called' rib hump.
Describes. An idiopathic scoliosis is not just a curve or lateral bend of the spine but a twisting or coiling or rotation of the spine that leads to a curvature just like coiling or twisting a rope. In this case, the "curvature" is occuring from the thoracic or chest region of the spine and extending into the lower back or lumbar spine.
Idiopathic scoliosis. Idiopathic scoliosis which usually affects preteens and teens initially has thoraco lumbar configuration with thoracic curve mainly to right and lumbar curve mainly to left (s-shaped).
What type of scolios. Idiopathic adolescent or neuromuscular or degenerative curve how old is patient?
From don't worry. This depends on your age and the size of the curve and whether your bone density is normal and if there are any associated issues such as spinal stenosis, instability &/or degenerative changes. If still growing brace or observation & if an adult, is it progressing or large in size or associated with any other problems. You really need to see a spine specialist to get an opinion.
I have mild levoconvex thoracolumbar scoliosis and I was wondering if that could have been caused by the spinal tap for meningitis.
No, definitely not. No. Spinal tap can be you acute and subacute headaches but will not change the curvature of the spine.
My disabled 13 years old son was diagnosed with thoracolumbar scoliosis to the left. It measures about 16, 5 degrees. And there is elevated position of the right iliac crest. Does he need to wear some brace or it would be enough to do some exercises?
Close observation. Usually intervention is post poned for scoliosus under 20-25 degrees. At age 13, however, he should anticipate more growth, and scoliosis may increase, so monitoring every 3-6 months is important. There is some controversy as to whether full time bracing is helpful, as muscles become weak with disuse. A combination of night bracing and muscle stimulation may be best.
Depends. On full examination and his ability to tolerate a rigid brace if indicated. A flexible brace will not be effective.