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Mild scoliosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   hI
Doctor :   Hwo can I help you
User :   hi doctoro
User :   i would like how does one cure mild Scoliosis
Doctor :   braces
Doctor :   to the spine
User :   well it is mild only.. do we still require braces?
Doctor :   exercise should do
Doctor :   but it is better told by one with physical examine
Doctor :   so better take th doc sugestion
Doctor :   who examines you
User :   well i did a xray last week and it shows mild Scoliosis
Doctor :   ok
User :   but the person who did the xray said all is fine..
Doctor :   that is fine
Doctor :   where are you placed
User :   but one of the family doctor suggested taking calcium
User :   i m placed in malaysia
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   take a doc suggestion
User :   so will calcium help to get ride of Scoliosis
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   if it increses the angle
User :   on the xray also i saw a slight deviation in the spine at the bottom most part
Doctor :   ok
User :   so what do you suggest
Doctor :   could u type in the report
User :   the report stated all is normal on the pelvic region..
User :   however a mild Scoliosis is observed.
Doctor :   how old are you
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No
User :   26 female
User :   housewife.. malaysia.. married.. 165cm.. 52kg..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   but if you are young then scoliosis can increase and can become a problem in future,
Doctor :   do u have back pain as of now
User :   it comes n goes on from time to time
Doctor :   the best modality of non operative treatment is pain control, physical therapy and bracing if possible.
Doctor :   Not all patients with similar complaints as yours need an operation, you should try spinal stabilization exercises, abdominal strengthening exercises and postural control training.
Doctor :   You can try hot fomentation along with medication for comfort
Doctor :   Swimming may be beneficial
User :   so i should do more exercises
Doctor :   You should follow the advice from any spine specialist or an orthopaedic surgeon.
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   u need to consult a spine specialist
User :   ok thanx..
Doctor :   and go by advise
User :   i guess i got it after i delivered my first baby last year
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   earlier u seek medical advise
Doctor :   better it is to treat
Doctor :   better management
User :   previously i used to think it is due to urine infection i m having back pain
User :   but after taking an x-ray i got the root cause of my back pain
Doctor :   It could be the cause
Doctor :   but the angle of scoliosis is to be assessed
User :   it is not much as of yet.
Doctor :   and further managment is taken accoriding to the symptoms
Doctor :   But you say yoiu have apin
Doctor :   pain
User :   the pain isnt tht severe
Doctor :   even then
Doctor :   if there are symptosms is better answered
User :   ok i will visit an orthopedic and see what they have to say
Doctor :   Exercise and physio
Doctor :   shall mostly solve your problem
Doctor :   ok
User :   i do exercise alot as running after my toddler keeps me running
Doctor :   but follow ups are necessary
Doctor :   they are special stretchess
User :   thanx alot for ur kind help
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting
Doctor :   bye
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