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Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Marked curve: That is quite a marked curve. For disability purposes, the clinical effect of the curve is more important than the degree of curve

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: These curve magnitudes are best described as spinal asymmetry not scoliosis and has the same natural course as a straighter spine you can do whatever ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes and no : Swimming is a great exercise in general for core strength, flexibility, and cardio; that being said, exercise will not have any affect on the size of ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
May not be related: This may not be related to the scoliosis. There are toehr causes of back pain and ofter it is related to muscle and muscle conditioning. In you se ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
A left curvature in : Lower back with the convex or outside part of the curve or scoliosis on the left side of the body with moderate meaning a curve degree between 20-40 d ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: While contact sports should probably be avoided, weightlifting, jogging, or other noncontact athletic activities should be safe. However, it is alway ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: It is possibly from the scoliosis. But have you had any local trauma to the painful area. Local trauma is more likely to cause the problem. If you ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not unusual: Think of your ribs as if they are a series of bucket handles, lift it some and it inflates the lung, and sticks out more. Most of the time the vertebr ... Read More
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Dr. David Bailie
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
NO: no relationship of your spine to rotator cuff- tears are common with age
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: Progression of scoliosis occurs in 2 settings.The rapid growth of adolescence or with some degenerative disease of the bones, which I have never seen ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Common: 1/2 of the L5 vertebrae is 'incorporated ' into your sacrum. Sacralization of L5 is a fairly common Xray finding, congenital, and of little significan ... Read More
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