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Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Scoliosis: Scoliosis is the lateral curving of the spine. An indication for fusion is typically ~60+ degrees.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Describes: An idiopathic scoliosis is not just a curve or lateral bend of the spine but a twisting or coiling or rotation of the spine that leads to a curvature ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Stone
16 years experience Interventional Radiology
Depends on details: The presence of a tilt on an X-ray does not necessarily mean scoliosis. There can be positional curves which show up on imaging that have to do with e ... Read More
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Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Three: Cervical lordosis, thoracic kyphosis, and lumbar lordosis. This provide a balanced erect spine.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Idiopathic: Most forms of scoliosis do not necessarily have a source or cause unless your son has a developmental or congenital neuromuscular abnormality. Curves ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Spine alignment: Normal spine is straight from the front. From the side there are typically 3 curves (swayback in the neck and lumbar spine, and roundback in the thora ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Scoliosis: This all depends on the severity of your curve. Scoliosis is not necessarily associated with more pain than 'background' backpain in society. A stagge ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
It is: Surgical correction of scoliosis or kyphosis is very successful for the right indications. When deformity correction is applied to scoliosis, 50-80% o ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends on several: Scenarios. If no symptoms & the curve is not big in adult, no treatment needed. In general, exercise, weight control, not smoking & adequate vitamin ... Read More
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