A 32-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me if on my left shoulder then did an x-ray and he said my spine looks like an s and now i need surgery?
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Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Scoliosis: you certainly would want to discuss this directly with your physician, but one possible explanation was that you were noted to have one shoulder higher than the other prompting an X-ray of the spine in which you were then found to have scoliosis. In general, if the scoliosis is larger than 45-50 degrees, they will tend to relentlessly progress and surgery is recommended.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
They did an X-ray of my left shoulder and he said my spine looks like an s. Now I need surgery. What can I expect from the surgery?
2 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 20 years experience
S- spine: This is a complicated question and depends on many factors. Most importantly is how severe the s-curve (scoliosis) is.
You should definitely see a spine surgeon to measure your curvature and tell you if surgery is necessary.
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Last updated Aug 27, 2014
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