Top
30
Doctor insights on: Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine

Share
Dr. Edward Hellman
594 Doctors shared insights

Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Overview)

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is greater than 10 degrees.


1

1
How much curvature of the spine would be considered scoliosis?

How much curvature of the spine would be considered scoliosis?

15 degrees: Under 15 degrees is called spinal asyemtry is a common normal variant. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman
594 Doctors shared insights

Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Overview)

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is greater than 10 degrees.


2

2
I have spine scoliosis with 5-7 degree curvature, will therapy fix it?

I have spine scoliosis with 5-7 degree curvature, will therapy fix it?

No: Spine curvature under 10 degrees is considered within normal anatomic variation and is typically not clinically detected unless someone is looking for it. If it is symptomatic therapy may help with symptoms but it will not reverse the curvature. Typically this level of curvature is not symptomatic. ...Read more

4

4
What exercises can prevent spine curvature due to kyphosis or spondylitis?

What exercises can prevent spine curvature due to kyphosis or spondylitis?

Flexibility exercise: Exercises can maintain flexibility but will not prevent the curvature. ...Read more

5

5
37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia. Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?

37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia. Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?

Joint/Back pain: You have a difficult problem because of your history. You should seek the advice of a qualified physiatrist who specializes in spine care. Preferentially they should work in the same practice as a spine surgeon so you can get both opinions. ...Read more

6

6
What is the definition or description of: Abnormal curvature of the spine?

Scoliosis: Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is greater than 10 degrees. ...Read more

7

7
When is abnormal curvatures of the spine significant for a patient?

When is abnormal curvatures of the spine significant for a patient?

Symptomatic: When they are symptomatic. Measuring the angles of the curves in the spine is the classic way to follow the curves. Back pain is typically the first symptom. Down the road interference with the functioning of the internal organs they were meant to protect by encasing them becomes problematic - like respiratory embarresment or digestive dysfunction. The best evaluation is by your pcp or ortho. ...Read more

8

8
What are the abnormal curvatures of the spine?

What are the abnormal curvatures of the spine?

There are several: Known as scoliosis, kyphosis or lordosis. In certain regions of the spine there are normal ranges of kyphosis or lordosis but a scoliosis is not normal ; can occur from several reasons. There can be abnormal degrees of kyphosis or lordosis that can be associated with each other ; scoliosis. The sway in the lower back is a lordosis and roundness of chest is kyphosis. Coiling of spine is scoliosis. ...Read more

9

9
D left side of my hip bone is higher than d right. I'd a curved spine when I was younger but d doc said d degree of curvature was ok. I get backache often. Cld this b due to d curved spine n does it usually worsens with age? Thanks!

D left side of my hip bone is higher than d right. I'd a curved spine when I was younger but d doc said d degree of curvature was ok. I get backache often. Cld this b due to d curved spine n does it usually worsens with age? Thanks!

Yes and possible: A spinal curvature can affect how the hips can appear different in height and vice versa. If a curve is greater than 50 degrees or involves the lower or lumbar spine, it can worsen with age and be associated with back pain. ...Read more

10

10
How much curvature of the spine would be considered scoliosis?

15 degrees: Under 15 degrees is called spinal asyemtry is a common normal variant. ...Read more

11

11
What is the minimum curvature of a spine that would be considered scoliosis?

What is the minimum curvature of a spine that would be considered scoliosis?

See below.: Any lateral curvature of the spine is considered scoliosis. Most mild and moderate degrees are not serious and do not necessary treatment unless there is a related serious physical limitation. Best is to discuss with your Dr. And get orthopedic consult if indicated. ...Read more

12

12
What complications can arise from minor scoliosis, spine curvature?

What complications can arise from minor scoliosis, spine curvature?

Idiopathic scoliosis: Idiopathic (spontaneous without a cause) scoliosis is not a painful condition. Back pain in scoliosis is similar to that of people with a straight spine unless lumbar curves exceed 30-50 degrees and thoracic curves exceed 50-70 degrees. Curve progression occurs with aging by about. 5 degree per year. It is not likely to "compress organs" or cause breathing, heart or neurologic probs unless severe. ...Read more

13

13
I have spine scoliosis with 5-7 degree curvature, will therapy fix it?

No: Spine curvature under 10 degrees is considered within normal anatomic variation and is typically not clinically detected unless someone is looking for it. If it is symptomatic therapy may help with symptoms but it will not reverse the curvature. Typically this level of curvature is not symptomatic. ...Read more

14

14
I heard of a middle-aged lady that did Rolfing and her spine curvature went down so much now she doesn't even have scoliosis anymore please respond?

I heard of a middle-aged lady that did Rolfing and her spine curvature went down so much now she doesn't even have scoliosis anymore please respond?

Rolfing: There are many articles on the internet about rolfing causing improvement in scoliosis and lordosis. However, I am wondering it this is improving curvature by working with muscles ligaments that may further accentuate the curve or if it is in fact causing a difference in the bony structures of the back. Do you understand the distinction I am trying to make? ...Read more

15

15
I have severe back pain all the time with my scoliosis ihave a 42 degree curvature in my spine and i'm20 years old what is causing this pain.

Unlikely to be: Scoliosis as this is typically a painless condition unless it is a severe unbalanced curve or if it is located in the lower back where it can alter the mechanics of how you back functions. Also, there us a higher incidence of spondylolisthesis in scoliosis patients that can be the source of pain. See a spine specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

16

16
I have a 7 degree curvature of my spine in the lumbar region of my back. It's considered mild scoliosis but I'm constantly in pain, often severe. Y?

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 pain, since the muscles involved are shortened. Mild scoliosis in an adult is rarely a cause of pain. You should be looking to another source for its origin. ...Read more

17

17
Hi I was wondering the symptoms of Lordosis, Or some type of Scoliosis, frequent straining sensation and hurting in back. Curvature in spine. Thanks?

Scoliosis: KailaniTi - everyone has some amount of lordosis in their spine. That is entirely normal. Scoliosis is a coronal deviation or abnormal curvature of the spine beyond 10 degrees in the coronal plane. It is not always accompanied by pain. There are other conditions of the lumbar spine (low back) that can cause pain in your age group. Typically, initial evaluations begin with a few x-rays. ...Read more

18

18
I have a small lump on my spine, right where my scoliosis curvature ends. I see a chiropractor regularly and he has said nothing.

I have a small lump on my spine, right where my scoliosis curvature ends. I see a chiropractor regularly and he has said nothing.

One of two things: Either related to scoliosis you have or something else. Need to be checked by orthopedic surgeon he will be able to tell you. ...Read more

20

20
Would like to know what does this mean in a report - LUMBAR SPINE CURVATURE IS LOST - PARASPINAL SPASM, & SCOLIOSIS WITH CONVEXITY TO LEFT IS SEEN?

Malalignment: Normally when you look at the low back of a person from the side there is a small curve known as lordosis. When this curve is reduced or straightened it can be from muscle spasm which tends to straighten out the normal curves in the spine. When you look from the back, the spine is normally straight, but in scoliosis it is curved. It may take an MRI to determine the cause of your condition. ...Read more

21

21
My spine has a double curvature, I have always been a stomach sleeper & believe my scoliosis is related to my sleep position. Could these be related?

My spine has a double curvature, I have always been a stomach sleeper & believe my scoliosis is related to my sleep position. Could these be related?

Scoliosis: There are several causes of scoliosis. It could be congenital. Idiopathic or degenerative. Your sleeping position is not the cause. See an orthopedist for an evaluation ...Read more

22

22
My chiro xray shows lateral pelvic tilt & (as a result) curve in lumbar spine. Doc said the curvature in the spine is NOT scoliosis. How is it not?

Stop seeing chiro: Why are you confused? . This just proves Chiro's can't read X-rays!! Why would you think they could.? heck, Most MD s can't read X-rays.. If concerned, Only a radiologist should read your X-rays. They spend years learning to read them. Are you having symptoms.? Or is the chiro just coming up with a reason to recommend a year of monthly 'treatments' Be careful and watch your wallet ...Read more

23

23
What is a curved spine?

What is a curved spine?

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 can run in families. It can happen to kids age 10 through teen years. In most cases, the cause is unknown. ...Read more

24

24
How do you cope with a curved spine?

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 swing and bike easier on spine demands than running activities massage sore muscles. ...Read more

25

25
Where can I go to fix a curved spine?

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. Also depends on if it's symptomatic (pain, neuro deficit or spinal imbalance) or visually displeasing. Only a spine surgeon can determine this. And only a spine surgeon trained in spinal deformity correction should fix it. ...Read more

26

26
Is there any way to fix a curved spine?

Yes: Most mild spine curves benefit from fitness in posture and strength. Compressive garments, specialty bras for women, and occasionally bracing can help for sustained activities to avoid fatigue and inprove awareness. Significant and symptomatic curves need full spinal assessment and consideration of surgery combined with non-surgical care. Also, maintain proper weight and bone health (vit d) ...Read more

27

27
Is it possible to reverse a curved spine?

Is it possible to reverse a curved spine?

Yes: With reconstructive surgery, curved (scoliotic) spines can be corrected. The correction may not necessarily be perfectly straight, but with good attention to spinal balance the results are often quite satisfactory. ...Read more

28

28
What do you do if you have a curved spine?

What do you do if you have a curved spine?

Under30dehrees: You life is li people with straight spines depends on size of curve. ...Read more

29

29
What can I do to cope with a curved spine?

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! physical therapy and pain management can be useful. Other curves may be braced or operated on. Speak to a spine surgeon with deformity experience. Good luck! ...Read more

30

30
How do you manage pain from a curved spine?

Depends: You need to get evaluated by a spine surgeon. Treatment depends on what type of "curve" you have, what region of your spine it affects, the magnitude of your "curve" and location of your pain. ...Read more

Dr. Zachariah George
131 Doctors shared insights

Curved Spine (Definition)

Curved spine = The human spine is normally curved. However excessive or abnormal curvatures can be seen with conditions like ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Dowling
1,087 Doctors shared insights

Scoliosis (Definition)

A condition where patients have an abnormal curvature of ...Read more