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What does it mean to have cervicothoracic scoliosis

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Curve in spine: Cervical is neck. Thoracic is chest. Lumbar is lower back. Cervicothoracic scoliosis means there is a curve in the chest and neck part of the spine. T ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Translation: The spine at the neck usually has a gentile curve forward then back creating a bow like appearance when seen from the side. Lack of cervical lordosis ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: The fusion of any two cervical verterbrae can be an expression of Klippel-Feil Syndrome and the scoliosis can be due to the effects of the fusion on t ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
45 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: However you may want to see if you have a short leg. Tha t ca cause the neck curve, also be attentive to your posture.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Disc rupture: This MRI report suggests that your disc between C7 and t1 has ruptured and some disc ' materiel' is pressing on the the front of the spinal cord.I wou ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones ( vertebra) of the spine t ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Need to see back doc: You need to see an orthopaedic spine specialist. Usually, when needing treatment, this are corrected early as they are typically very progressive. I ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
This depends how: Severe the scoliosis is. If it is mild, postural and bracing can help correct it slightly. However, if it is advanced, there is not much that can be d ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Scoliosis: Great information on this web site: www.Iscoliosis.Com.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Glickman
18 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Congenital scoliosis is not life threatening in isolation. However, if very severe, there can be neuromuscular restrictions and pain that worsen with ... Read More

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