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Xray of thoracic spine

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal David
Dr. Tal David answered
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Levoscoliosis: A slight levoscoliosis is usually nothing to worry about. At the age of 27 yo it is unlikely to worsen. However, if this scoliosis has progressed si ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
The fact this is a : Slight finding indicates that there should be no indication to treat but possibly suggest a MRI as it is a left type curve which could suggest a neuro ... Read More

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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roh
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Thoracic scoliosis: Detroconvexity implies that the apex of the curvature of your spine points to your right side. In the thoracic spine, it's the most common variety. Al ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Rudolph
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Curve: Dextroconvexity is a fancy way of saying a right sided curvature of your spine. If you are having pain, this is frequently related to muscle spasm, p ... Read More
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Dr. Leland Berkwits
37 years experience Pain Management
Scoliosis: Dextroconvexity is a description of a curvature of the thoracic spine (scoliosis) where the convex portion is on the right. This findings may or may ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Osteoarthritis: Xray can determine osteoarthritis, but not RA.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Scoliosis: Scoliosis on regular xray might be due to position of your body. Please get a physical examination. Answering your q, it depends on the type of job ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No it is not : Dangerous as a mild curve and should not restrict you i. Any employment or activity. However, since it is a left type curve, a MRI of your spine is r ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Likely: Scoliosis is a relatively common finding with a wide variation in degree. The issue tends to stabilize after puberty at whatever degree is present. Mo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
37 years experience Pain Management
Thoracic spine pain: Pain while bending forward is due to either the discs or stretching the muscles ( more likely at your age) . X-rays only show the bony structure. Only ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usually: Unless you have back pain that can be attributable to that area of the spine or concerning bone changes like loss of density that accounts for this, i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: The radiologist is simply pointing out that you have a curvature of the spine that seems more than "normal." the radiologist cannot see "pain" on the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
17 years experience Pathology
Yes: If you had a tumor compressing your spine, this would likely be visible by x-ray.
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