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Dr. Maziar Badii

Dr. Maziar Badii

MD, FRCP
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are the signs of scoliosis?

A:

The first sign of scoliosis tends to be noticing that the shoulders are not even. In the case of scoliosis in adolescence, sometimes a parent will notice that their teen's back doesn't look straight and might resemble a C or an S. The muscles on either side of the spine can have apparent differences which is linked to scoliosis. If you think you have scoliosis, you can ask someone to look at your back from behind you, without any clothing on, to see if the spine appears straight or otherwise. Of course, the best way to diagnose scoliosis is to visit your family doctor and ask to be assessed.

back xray

The Symptoms of Scoliosis of the Back

Dr. Daniel Ngui

Dr. Daniel Ngui

BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What can I use to help with nicotine withdrawal?

A:

If you are trying to quit smoking, nicotine withdrawal is one of the hardest hurdles to overcome. In order to help you be successful in your attempt, there are several products available for you to consider. These include gum, latches and inhalers, as well as some prescription medication. You can speak with your doctor about what might work best for you.

smoking replacement

Smoking and Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
Q:

What are the symptoms of psoriasis?

A:

Psoriasis is usually recognized by changes to the skin, which can include patches of thick, white scaly skin. Often times, these patches burn or are accompanied by itchiness. Common areas these patches show up on the body include the knees, elbows, back, and the buttocks; however, psoriasis can also affect folds in the body (i.e., the armpits) or the scalp. If you think you may have psoriasis you can visit your family doctor to have your skin assessed.

psoriasis on arm

What is Psoriasis? and How Does it Effect You