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EP 917B Addressing Back Issues in Children & Adults

Summary: Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rudolph Taddonio explains how common scoliosis is among older adults and what symptoms to watch for.
Air Date: 11/20/18
Duration: 21:16
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Rudolph Taddonio, MD
Dr. Rudolph Taddonio is an orthopedic surgeon who has built a reputation as one of the most respected orthopedic surgeons for spinal deformity and complex reconstructive spine surgery in the metro New York/Hudson Valley and Connecticut area. He was one of 40 spinal surgeons throughout the United States to refine ScoliScore, a groundbreaking genetic test designed to predict the risk of progression of scoliosis, an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.

Dr. Taddonio is a leader in state-of-the-art surgical techniques, including minimally invasive, motion sparing, and disc replacement surgery, and he is the first practitioner in the tri-state area to use image-guided (stereotactic) surgery. In addition to serving as an orthopedic surgeon with the Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York, and Director of Scoliosis and Spinal Surgery at New York Medical College, he is Director of Orthopedics at Stamford Hospital.

Dr. Taddonio is a clinical professor of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery at New York Medical College and an assistant clinical professor of surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
EP 917B Addressing Back Issues in Children & Adults
About 80 percent of people have some sort of back pain, but only 25 percent seek help.

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rudolph Taddonio explains how common scoliosis is among older adults and what symptoms to watch for. He also addresses "text neck" -- an issue plaguing children and teenagers that could lead to serious neck and spinal damage and misaligned growth.

Plus, find out why this type of bad posture can exacerbate preexisting or developing scoliosis.

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