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what is abnormal curvature of the spine

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Scoliosis: Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is greater than 10 degrees.

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
13 years experience in Neurology
Could: It could worsen. Most aches and pains do worsen as we age. May be beneficial to get an orthotic brace that helps straighten the curvature and reduce a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
15 degrees: Under 15 degrees is called spinal asyemtry is a common normal variant.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dina Hanna
67 years experience in Family Medicine
Any degree: Any degree is scoliosis. But many people live with mild scoliosis with no consequences. Only if it's over 25 degrees in an adolescent it must be mon ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Progression: A truly mild scoliosis usually is almost completely asymptomatic and does not cause any problems. The only significance of a mild curve is that, if t ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience in Sports Medicine
No: Spine curvature under 10 degrees is considered within normal anatomic variation and is typically not clinically detected unless someone is looking for ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Rolfing: There are many articles on the internet about rolfing causing improvement in scoliosis and lordosis. However, I am wondering it this is improving cur ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience in Radiology
The scoliosis: An be causing your pain but also the various nerves can be impinged on by disc herniations. Consult a back pain specialist.
A male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Curve from pain: People can have a mild scoliosis or curve in their spine caused by the muscle spasms that cause pain. In that situation the spine turns toward the pai ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Molinari
10 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Scoliosis: KailaniTi - everyone has some amount of lordosis in their spine. That is entirely normal. Scoliosis is a coronal deviation or abnormal curvature of th ... Read More
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