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What can I do about congenital scoliosis?

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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Need to see back doc

You need to see an orthopaedic spine specialist.
Usually, when needing treatment, this are corrected early as they are typically very progressive. If you have made it to adulthood with this disgnosis, you may have one of the types that does not need treatment. You should be checked for cardiac or renal problems as there is a strong association with this type of scoliosis.

In brief: Need to see back doc

You need to see an orthopaedic spine specialist.
Usually, when needing treatment, this are corrected early as they are typically very progressive. If you have made it to adulthood with this disgnosis, you may have one of the types that does not need treatment. You should be checked for cardiac or renal problems as there is a strong association with this type of scoliosis.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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