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What is an excessive lateral curvature of the spine?

What is an excessive lateral curvature of the spine?

Scoliosis: Scoliosis is the lateral curving of the spine. An indication for fusion is typically ~60+ degrees. ...Read more

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Lateral curvature of the spine is called what?

Lateral curvature of the spine is called what?

Describes: An idiopathic scoliosis is not just a curve or lateral bend of the spine but a twisting or coiling or rotation of the spine that leads to a curvature just like coiling or twisting a rope. In this case, the "curvature" is appearing as a lateral type. There are other types of scoliosis including but not limited to: spasmodic, congenital and neurogenic ...Read more

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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Curvature of the spine sexy?

Curvature of the spine sexy?

Self image is good: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. ...Read more

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What is normal curvature of the spine?

What is normal curvature of the spine?

Three: Cervical lordosis, thoracic kyphosis, and lumbar lordosis. This provide a balanced erect spine. ...Read more

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Curvature of the spine in my son.. . What could it be from?

Idiopathic: Most forms of scoliosis do not necessarily have a source or cause unless your son has a developmental or congenital neuromuscular abnormality. Curves may progress during the growing years but usually stop progressing when the spine matures. The curve may then worsen as the spine begins to degenerate with age. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what exactly is curvature of the spine?

Spine alignment: Normal spine is straight from the front. From the side there are typically 3 curves (swayback in the neck and lumbar spine, and roundback in the thoracic spine). Abnormal curves create an s-shaped pattern (scoliosis) from the front. Not typically a problem in adults unless severe. Loss of the swayback (kyphosis) or exaggeration of the normal thoracic kyphosis can be painful and disabling. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with curvature of the spine. Help? Is this serious?

I have just been diagnosed with curvature of the spine. Help? Is this serious?

Scoliosis: This all depends on the severity of your curve. Scoliosis is not necessarily associated with more pain than 'background' backpain in society. A staggering 80% of people will have at least one episode of backpan in their lives. Deformity or not. If you are concerned, go see a good spine doctor who can evaluate and determine the severity and type of scoliosis. Stay fit and flexible and walk a good deal! Thx! ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'snot possible to straighten a curvature of the spine?

Can you please tell me why it'snot possible to straighten a curvature of the spine?

It is: Surgical correction of scoliosis or kyphosis is very successful for the right indications. When deformity correction is applied to scoliosis, 50-80% of curve correction can be expected in most cases. For kyphosis or "flat back syndrome" correction often requires spinal osteotomy (cutting a wedge out of the bone to allow for more correction). Seek a deformity trained surgeon in your area (srs. Org). ...Read more

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Can a chiropractor correct curvature of the spine?

Can a chiropractor correct curvature of the spine?

No: A chiropractor can offer relief for back pain. But the curve is a structural deformity that can only be corrected surgically. However, everyone does not need surgical correction. See a spine surgeon for an evaluation before continuing with a chiropractor. ...Read more

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My daughter is being referred for a consult for a curvature of the spine is this serious?

Scoliosis: Sounds like you are referring to scoliosis. It is a condition that causes the spine to curve like an 's' shape. A simple xray and exam can determine what treatment would be necessary, if at all. Treatment can range from exercise, bracing, and lastly surgery. It all depends on the degree of curvature, how much it has progressed over time, and if your daughter is still growing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are exercises I can do to prevent further curvature of the spine?

Can you tell me if there are exercises I can do to prevent further curvature of the spine?

Nope: Nothing. See, once you're done growing, scoliosis does not progress to a significant degree. And, along with the lack of growth potential, comes the lack of remodeling or correction. Regardless, scoliosis is not typically painful (no more so than straight spines). Unless curves exceed the 50-70° range in thoracic or 30-50° range in lumbar. Then, pt, nsaid's and surgery are only options. ...Read more

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Bad posture and curvature of the spine related?

Bad posture and curvature of the spine related?

Usually not: However there is thoracic kyphosis. And a young person this can be postural. Exercises may help. However a structural curve will not usually improve with adjustment of your posture. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for curvature of the spine?

What is the best treatment for curvature of the spine?

Depends on several: Scenarios. If no symptoms & the curve is not big in adult, no treatment needed. In general, exercise, weight control, not smoking & adequate vitamin d & calcium intake are important for spine health. If curve is 50 degrees or greater or if it involves the lumbar spine, there is a higher risk of progression & need for surgery. For a child, observation, bracing & rarely surgery are options. ...Read more

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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

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What angle of thoracic curvature of the spine would lead to breathlessness?

What angle of thoracic curvature of the spine would lead to breathlessness?

Varies: Presumably, you are referring to
scoliosis. It has been shown that curves in the 60 degree range begin to show subtle pulmonary function changes and that curves over 90 degrees are associated with clinical symptoms. If I have someone with a small curve and shortness of breath, another cause should be sought such as reactive airway disease. ...Read more

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What can cause pain the chest cavity area and also on the curvature of the spine?

What can cause pain the chest cavity area and also on the curvature of the spine?

Could be several: There could be several reasons. It is less likely spinal FAS a typical scoliosis which is usually a deformity not associated with pain in this region unless it is potentially a large scoliosis. I would be concerned that this is not an ulcer or related issue and you should have this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can excess curvature of the spine cause breathing difficulty?

Can excess curvature of the spine cause breathing difficulty?

Yes: Especially a kyphosis. scoliosis can do it as well. The abnormal curvature causes a change in the lung mechanics making you short of breath. ...Read more

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The doctor said I have curvature of the spine and a large fat pad on my neck/upper back area. Its extremely painful. Is this curable?

The doctor said I have curvature of the spine and a large fat pad on my neck/upper back area. Its extremely painful. Is this curable?

A Bend In The Road: Hard to say without more details (e.g. how severe the curvature) but there are many non-surgical approaches/therapies to try to at least make some improvements and feel better. Talk to your doctor about forms of physical therapy and conditioning and discuss the exact nature and severity of your spine and what options you have. Get a consult with a physiatrist and keep a positive proactive attitude ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a c curvature on my spine, would I stay like this forever?

What do you recommend if I have a c curvature on my spine, would I stay like this forever?

Depends: If you are speaking about a scoliosis or a lordosis or kyphosis. I am assuming you mean a scoliosis curve. Are you having symptoms? If not, and no change over multiple x rays, you probably have had it for decades. If you just started having it, may be a postural or leg length issue, which can be corrected. If you have had it since a teen, most likely permanent. Treatment depends on symptoms. ...Read more

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So I am 21 and was wondering if it was possible for the curvature of my spine to get worse as I age?

So I am 21 and was wondering if it was possible for the curvature of my spine to get worse as I age?

Risk of deformity: Progression depends in several issues including the size of the curve at the time of skeletal maturity as well as the location of the curve and what type of curve you are talking about: a scoliosis or a kyphosis. Underlying medical issues can okay a role like osteoporosis. This should be evaluated by an orthopedic spine surgeon who can review all these considerations with you. ...Read more

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What options are there to correct my spine curvature?

What options are there to correct my spine curvature?

Surgery, but...: Spinal curvature, or scoliosis, is relatively common. In a 44 year old, it is likely due to residual adolescent scoliosis, in which the spine grows "curved" during adolescence. Most scoliosis surgeons reserve surgery for curves over 45 degrees. Improving scoliosis is really only possible with spinal fusion, where instrumentation is placed to correct the curve while the bone fuses. ...Read more

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Is it possible to non surgically adjust spine curvature?

Yes: Within reason and if not skeletally mature, bracing can work.
Chiropractic manipulation can help with pain but won't last in correcting abnormal curvature- scoliosis.
Therapy can help as well but won't change the curvature significantly. ...Read more

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How fast does the spine curvature progress?

See below: 1-2 degrees a year in mature adults when curves are greater than 45 degrees. ...Read more

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How can you naturally correct a spine curvature?

How can you naturally correct a spine curvature?

Escolisis correction: Escoliosis can be improved with exercises specially directed to improve escolosis. Need to see therpist especialised in scolisis. Need to see physician to see if the addition of bracing may be of benefict. ...Read more

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What can be done to naturally correct a spine curvature?

What can be done to naturally correct a spine curvature?

Only if caused by: Poor posture, then use good posture otherwise no other "natural" cure no matter who wants to sell you one! ...Read more

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Is an outward curvature in the spine? A two year old normal?

Is an outward curvature in the spine? A two year old normal?

Hard to answer: There are two areas where the spine curves naturally, There is a frontward bowing just below the head and another just above the pelvis. The natural neck bowing is countered by a backward ridging effect over the base of the neck and upper shoulders. There is no natural side to side curve. Since you are vague on location only a generic description of normal is possible. ...Read more