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Is it safe for people with scoliosis to ride roller coasters?

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Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Yes

Most patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis should be able to ride roller coasters without a problem. Ensure that the seat belt and safety mechanisms fit comfortably.
Patients with severe adult scoliosis may have "soft" bones due to osteoporosis. These patients are at higher risk of getting a compression fracture of the spine and thus should avoid roller coasters.

In brief: Yes

Most patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis should be able to ride roller coasters without a problem. Ensure that the seat belt and safety mechanisms fit comfortably.
Patients with severe adult scoliosis may have "soft" bones due to osteoporosis. These patients are at higher risk of getting a compression fracture of the spine and thus should avoid roller coasters.
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Dr. Chintan Sampat
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Yes

Usually there is no issue once you are fully fused and have been released to sports but one should avoid contact sports.
If never had surgery, no problem!

In brief: Yes

Usually there is no issue once you are fully fused and have been released to sports but one should avoid contact sports.
If never had surgery, no problem!
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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