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What is dextroconvex scoliosis in adults?

What is dextroconvex scoliosis in adults?

Dextroscoliosis: Dextroconvex scoliosis means right convex curve of the spine. The severity, pain & functional compromise are more important than the terminology. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is ...Read more


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Will adult congenital kyphosis lead to paraplegia?

Kyphosis: It really depends on how progressive or how fast the kyphosis is increasing. A consultation with a spine surgeon could likely give you an answer. ...Read more

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Could childhood height correlate with adult height?

Could childhood height correlate with adult height?

It could: Some children go into puberty relatively younger or relatively older than most of their same-gender peers. So a child's height at one point in time may not predict adult height well. This equation is better: boy's final ht = [(mom's ht + 5') + dad's ht]/2. Girl's final ht = [(dad's ht - 5') + mom's ht]/2. The final height should be within 2' (more or less) of the answer to the equation. ...Read more

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Could teenage eating disorder stunt adult height?

Could teenage eating disorder stunt adult height?

Absolutely: Malnutrition during a critical growth period such as early adolescence absolutely can delay height growth. Anorexia, inadequately treated, definitely can result in malnutrition. Growth occurs only during a defined period of time. Once that period has passed, one cannot "catch up, " even if eating goes back to normal. ...Read more

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Difference btw scoliosis, lordosis and kyphosis?

Difference btw scoliosis, lordosis and kyphosis?

Curves: Scoliosis is a sideways curve to the spine. Lordosis is the normal curvature for the neck and low back and is shaped like a "c". Kyphosis is the opposite curve from lordosis and is the normal curve in the mid back or thoracic spine. ...Read more

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Is 23 degrees thoracic and 16 degrees lumbar scoliosis considered severe scoliosis?

Is 23 degrees thoracic and 16 degrees lumbar scoliosis considered severe scoliosis?

No: No, this would be considered a relatively small curve. If the person still had growth left, they would still need to be followed to make sure it did not get bigger. If the person was skeletally mature, it would not even need to be followed. Thank you for your. Question. ...Read more

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Is scoliosis inherited?

Is scoliosis inherited?

Yes: Most forms of scoliosis have a hereditary pattern. The exact inheritance pattern is not yet known. However we know that scoliosis tends to be more common in twins and in families with a known history of the disease. ...Read more

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How rare is thalassemia in a young adult (20s)?

How rare is thalassemia in a young adult (20s)?

Age doesn't matter: Thalassemia is an inherited condition; if you have it, you're born with it. The frequency doesn't change with age. It's more important where your ancestors are from. Thalassemia is common in Southeast Asians, African-Americans, and persons from around the Mediterranean Sea. If you come from these areas it's more likely you have it than if you're from Northern Europe, but still not really likely. ...Read more

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Anyone had scoliosis surgery in adulthood?

Anyone had scoliosis surgery in adulthood?

Not many people have: Scoliosis surgery in adulthood is not common for obvious reason scoliosis is growing skeleton disease, some ignore that so they have problem in adulthood, and another reason some congenital scoliosis also could have surgery in this age. Traumatic scoliosis could happen in adulthood. ...Read more

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Teenager height problem?

Teenager height problem?

You need to ask ???: Please be specific when you enter a question into the site. It should describe the problem & a specific question related to that issue. ...Read more

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Can congenital dislocated hip affect childhood development?

Can congenital dislocated hip affect childhood development?

Usually not: Developmental hip dysplasia, formerly called congenital hip dislocation, should not affect future development unless associated with another anomaly in major organ. ...Read more

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What is congenital scoliosis?

What is congenital scoliosis?

Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones ( vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine. Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues. ...Read more

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Which vertebrae will be fused in the average scoliosis correction?

Depends: Often the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae are involved with scoliosis. The number of vertebrae included in the fusion will depend on the severity and location of the scoliosis. Ask your spine surgeon for your specific situation. ...Read more

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Pain! how to treat, chiro? X-ray shows spina bifida [email protected], grade1 anterolisthesis of L5 w/spondylosis, mild disc space height [email protected]&l5-s1

Pain! how to treat, chiro? X-ray shows spina bifida occulta@l5, grade1 anterolisthesis of L5 w/spondylosis, mild disc space height loss@l4-5&l5-s1

Too little info: As dr. Hines says, a neurosurgeon can help differentiate all of the above and provide you with the best treatment options for your condtion. There are many factors to consider- your age, how much spondylosis, pain location, duration, relief, exacerbation, general health, etc. See a neurosurgeon for some good answers. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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How rare is having kyphosis, scoliosis together?

How rare is having kyphosis, scoliosis together?

Not uncommon: Scoliosis is a spinal deformity. It is not uncommon for patients with scoliosis to have their deformity also involve their sagittal plane as well, which can be described as a hyper or hypokyphosis. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What is moderate levoconvex lumbar scoliosis?

A left curvature in : Lower back with the convex or outside part of the curve or scoliosis on the left side of the body with moderate meaning a curve degree between 20-40 degrees in this region. Curves in lumbar spine can be associated with back pain due to its altered mechanics (which can increase degeneration ) and curve may worsen with age due to further degenerative changes as well as and/or loss of bone density. ...Read more

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How can the spinal angle in a pt with scoliosis worsen throughout adult years?

How can the spinal angle in a pt with scoliosis worsen throughout adult years?

Scoliosis : Scoliosis can progress through the adult years primarily through degeneration of the discs and facet joints on the spine. Osteoporosis can lead to collapse and angulation of the vertebral bodies. Dystonias or abnormal muscle contractions and repetitive work related movements are less common causes. See a spine surgeon who specializes in deformity disease for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

An abnormal curvature of the spine or backbone in which part of the spine looks curved to ...Read more