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MILD LEVOCONVEX CURVE OF THE LUMBAR SPINE

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
That depends more on: Other factors including: smoking status, body weight, exercise routine and your family history of arthritis/spine issues. A mild scoliosis usually is ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No Restrictions: I f you have mild Levoscoliosis you do not need ant restrctions
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
There is no cure for: This degeneration which occurs in all but accelerated by genetic or family history, by obesity as well as by smoking. So, to minimize symptoms, stay ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Means direction: It means which side the spine is curved .' Levo ' means left ' Dextro ' means towards right . Good Luck
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Fogel
Dr. Guy Fogel answered
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: There are more than 50 genetic foci that have been combined into a scoliosis test to determine whether a curve will progress or not.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience Radiology
No but: This is likely due to an intervening dextroscoliosis (opposite curve). Doctors will measure it differently, so it is best reviewed by a specialist. ... Read More
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A 53-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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Scoliosis: is not an uncommon and incidental finding on xrays. The significance of this finding in relation to your back pain is not easily addressed without t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: These issues are secondary to osteoarthritis and muscle spasm. Physical therapy, especially cervical traction, often helps.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Spine degeneration: You may already know this, but degeneration simply refers to aging changes in the spine which occur in all of us - disc narrowing and dessication, spi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Curvature: Scoliosis refers to a curvature of the spine. Dextro means to the right, as opposed to levo which means to the left. Thank you for your question.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: The findings on your MRI can be associated with back pain and even pain running into the leg. There are many non surgical options including medicatio ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Schmidt
34 years experience Radiology
Likely is normal.: The spinal cord normally terminates at t12-l1 level, with spinal roots continuing more inferiorly. The spine curvature may be normal for this pati ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Levoscoliosis refers to a curvature in your spine. It is distinct and separate from the urinary tract.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Age appropriate deg: Age appropriate degeneration not always a symptom generator 30% chance these are asymptomatic incidental findings need to correlate with clinical symp ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
These findings are: all part of the spectrum of degenerative arthritis. The facets are small joints between the posterior parts of successive vertebral bodies. Foramina ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially : Degenerative disc disease, as described by your description of the protrusion at L4-5 , is one of the most common causes of back pain. Many options ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
16 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Early arthritis: Not sure why a 34yo has these problems. Your description of X-ray sounds like back spasm causing some local splinting and curvature,not classic scolio ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Osteoarthritis: These findings indicate the presence of osteoarthritis of the spine caused by wear and tear and this is a common disorder of the spine. This is not a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Spinal decompression: Remember, any changes that occur with traction are temporary. Once normal weight bearing is restored, all changes revert to pre-traction state. Invers ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Self image is good: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Graham
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Normal: The cord does not travel exactly as the bony architecture does. This is likely more of a comment by the radiologist rather than any real pathology.
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