5Nov, 2016

What is Short Leg Syndrome?

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What is Short Leg Syndrome?   By Andrew Germanovich DO and Robert Stowe MS Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center, Orange County Short leg syndrome (SLS) is better known in the medical community as Leg Length Discrepancy. In the simplest terms, one who suffers from SLS will have one leg that is shorter than the other. The length difference does not have to be large to make a difference in your body. We are not symmetric. Leg length discrepancy up to 1.5 cm (0.6 of an inch) is usually tolerated well […]
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7Sep, 2016

What is Flatback Syndrome?

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What is Flatback Syndrome? By Dr. Samuel Bederman MD, PhD Orange County Spine Specialist When the lower back (lumbar spine) loses its normal swayback curve (lordosis) this can result in FLATBACK DEFORMITY.  The main symptoms of Flatback Deformity are difficulty standing up straight often associated with low back or leg pain.  Typically, these symptoms get worse towards the end of the day as the muscles supporting the back and legs fatigue.  In an attempt to adjust for the Flatback Deformity, patients may extend their hips by rotating the pelvis backwards […]
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15Jun, 2016

Is it a Simple Case of Slouching or is it Scheuermann’s Disease?

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Scheuermann’s Disease of the Spine by Samuel Bederman MD, PhD Orange County Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Slouching, hunching forward or rounded back is often considered just poor posture.  In many cases, it is the result of a rarely recognized condition called SCHEUERMANN’S DISEASE.  Similar to Scoliosis, Scheuermann’s Disease is a structural exaggerated forward curvature in children and adolescents that can progress into adulthood. Slouching is often mistaken for poor posture which is flexible and corrects with standing more upright.  Scheuermann’s disease is a structural abnormality that develops during adolescent growth. It […]
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