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EP|36 Spine Specialist Weighs In On A Healthy Body & Life With Dr. Patrick Curry

Dr. Curry's story:

Age 13 found out he had scoliosis

Age 15 opted to slow the curve growth of the spine with stabilization surgery

Rehabbed well and return to high school sports and athletics

How to maintain a healthy body and spine?

  • Keep a strong low back and core (different for everyone)
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Being active and being conscious about how you are moving

What are some of the recommendations for people that do not have emergent back pain?

  • Understanding what everything is showing, whether that is an MRI, and orthopedic test, or what the doctor may say

Degeneration of the spine is like wrinkles on the skin

Keep in mind degeneration does not happen over time, so if you have pain one day and not the other it is very unlikely that spine degeneration is the cause of your pain

What are some indications of when people should start to seek help?

  • Arm or leg pain
  • Motor weakness
  • Rapid unwanted weight loss

If you don't use it you lose it.

Be active, start somewhere, Live Loud.

E. Patrick Curry, MDBoard Certified & Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
  • University of Scranton
  • Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • The University of Utah