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Found out I have scoliosis and arthrist pretty intense, what is to come, and what meds should I ask about?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: What type of scoli?

There are4t ypes of scoli is yours adolescent idiopathic or denovo degenerative what age did you first notice your curve?In my practice I use ultram and NSAID for moderate pain before adding narcotics.

In brief: What type of scoli?

There are4t ypes of scoli is yours adolescent idiopathic or denovo degenerative what age did you first notice your curve?In my practice I use ultram and NSAID for moderate pain before adding narcotics.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Varies treatable

(progressive getting bigger) degenerative curves can be straightened and fused the hip pain may be referred from neural impingment .
Curves should be followed with standing films to measure curve size supine MRI underestimates curve size no gravity laying in machine locate hip pain generator with diagnostic injections dont forget the si joint.Many degenerative lumbar curves settlte and stabilize.

In brief: Varies treatable

(progressive getting bigger) degenerative curves can be straightened and fused the hip pain may be referred from neural impingment .
Curves should be followed with standing films to measure curve size supine MRI underestimates curve size no gravity laying in machine locate hip pain generator with diagnostic injections dont forget the si joint.Many degenerative lumbar curves settlte and stabilize.
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