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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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How can spinal scoliosis be treated?

Hi. I had polio when I was about 1 to 2 years old. According to doctors that treated me, it may have been part of the spinal scoliosis impact that I eventually had spinal fusion for at age 12. My family has a history of scoliosis so it s hard to say if the polio caused the curvature to be more severe. Fast forward to age 62, I have been having problems with weakness in my legs for about 2 to 3 years. Could that be post polio syndrome?
Wed, 6 Sep 2017
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
No, I don't think your current weakness in legs is due to post polio syndrome.
You might be having gradually progressive scoliosis which is causing nerve damage and weakness.
This is mostly due to aging.
Surgical correction in the form of deformity correction and stability of spine is the option for you.
So consult spine surgeon and discuss all these.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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