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What is curved spine

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschneranswered
General Practice 40 years experience
Scoliosis: Scoliosis translates literally to 'curved spine.' it can be temporary or fixed. It's a sideways curve, and can be either c shaped or s shaped. It ... Read More
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Under30dehrees: You life is li people with straight spines depends on size of curve.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Stay active: Stay in shape keep a strong core and use pain as your guide curve under 30 degrees perfo as well as a straight spine so not all curves are a bothers s... Read More
Dr. Zachariah George
Neurosurgery 15 years experience
Depends: This depends on where your curve is, how large the curve is, how old you are and how symptomatic you are. Most curves do not need to be treated! phy... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zachariah George
Neurosurgery 15 years experience
Depends: This depends on whether it needs to be fixed in the first place. That depends on the location and size of curve and it's chances of progression. Als... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Yes: Most mild spine curves benefit from fitness in posture and strength. Compressive garments, specialty bras for women, and occasionally bracing can hel... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: With reconstructive surgery, curved (scoliotic) spines can be corrected. The correction may not necessarily be perfectly straight, but with good atte... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Questell
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Pain and scoliosis: Mild or moderate curved spines respond well to physical therapy to relieve stresses on the spine.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 47 years experience
Curved spine.....: Your question needs more specific information. There is no '19' or l9. There are several normal curves in the spine. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Questell
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Xray curved spine: A two view x-ray will generally show the degree of abnormal curvature. An orthopedic or neurosurgeon will then be able to tell if surgery is needed.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Called kyphosis many types postural treatable with physical therapy other types are stiff deformities in which therapy dose little good kyphosis in gr... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
No: Bexin surgery are the only treatments that can change the natural history of scoliosis having said that a string core is useful kepping the unbalance ... Read More

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