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What is dextroscoliosis of the thoracic spine?

Scoliosis: This means a right-sided curvature in the spine. Looking from the back, the main curve would be to the right (but other there are 'correcting' curves above and below to the left to help you stay upright). This type of right sided sciolosis is the most common form, esp. In young patients... The degree is important to know to advise you better... Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

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


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Can a car wreck cause a slight dextroscoliosis of the thoracic spine? The vehicle's frame was broken and the car hit on one side.

Can a car wreck cause a slight dextroscoliosis of the thoracic spine?
The vehicle's frame was broken and the car hit on one side.

Not a true scoliosis: A curve could be from position on the imaging table, or due 2 muscle spasm. If you have a scoliosis & are still in growth period of your life, it needs 2 be evaluated after all calms down after the accident. ...Read more

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Is mild dextroscoliosis of the thoracic spine genetic?

Is mild dextroscoliosis of the thoracic spine genetic?

Yes: There are more than 50 genetic foci that have been combined into a scoliosis test to determine whether a curve will progress or not. ...Read more

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I have mild dextroscoliosis of the thoracic spine & upper backpain. Can it cause shortness of breathing? Which occurs more than twice a day

I have mild dextroscoliosis of the thoracic spine & upper backpain. Can it cause shortness of breathing? Which occurs more than twice a day

No: No. The finding of mild scoliosis (which is probably a curve less than 20 degrees or so) would not be capable of causing shortness of breath. Studies show it takes a curve in the thoracic spine of 60 degrees to cause subtle pulmonary function changes and usually 90 degrees to start causing clinical shortness if breath. Thank you. ...Read more

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Please suggest some upper back strengthening excercises in order to relieve pain occuring intermittently; have mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine.?

Please suggest some upper back strengthening excercises in order to relieve pain occuring intermittently; have mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine.?

Consult PT first: A consultation with a physical therapist is the best way to learn exercises. After evaluation, the pt and you plan a program. Besides handouts, the pt will watch you perform exercises to be sure you do them correctly. "treat your own back" by robin mackenzie is a very good resource, however, go to a certified mackenzie physical therapist and clinic before starting to be safe. ...Read more

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28 old female with mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine.Pls suggest some suitable back strengthening excercise sinc i hv upper backpain sometimes.?

28 old female with mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine.Pls suggest some suitable back strengthening excercise sinc i hv upper backpain sometimes.?

If mild don't worry : Mild scoliosis does not need any specific treatment. In terms of the upper back pain occasionally , try some core strengthening exercises including yoga or pilates or taking short breaks to avoid a a continuous load or stress on your back. All exercise if done regularly helps. ...Read more

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I’m 27 f recently diagnosed with mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine, have back pain somtimes.Is it related?Any exercise to follow?If so, please suggest

I’m 27 f recently diagnosed with mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine, have back pain somtimes.Is it related?Any exercise to follow?If so, please suggest

Usually unrelated: Scoliosis, usually mild is extremely common in females, usually developing by the teens. In the vast majority of cases, the scoliosis is not symptomatic. Iif you have lower back pain, it is almost certainly unrelated. For an personalized exercise program get it from a physical therapist. ...Read more

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Mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine.Not sure of the degree.Have asymmetry in legs.Have upper back pain somtimes wen doing something continuously

Mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine.Not sure of the degree.Have asymmetry in legs.Have upper back pain somtimes wen doing something continuously

Scoliosis: You may have this. I would see a pm;r spine specialist to further evaluate your options for treatment. With asymmetry in legs, you may need a shoe insert/orthotic to address the leg length discrepancy. ...Read more

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Hi doc., what should I do to cure dextroscoliosis thoracic spine?

Hi doc., what should I do to cure dextroscoliosis thoracic spine?

Only if scoliosis is: Flexible & due to another reason that is forcing the spine to bend, ie spasm being generated by another issue like a kidney stone. If it is a type of scoliosis known as congenital or idiopathic, the answer is surgery if indicated but curve may not be fully corrected. Bracing for idiopathic scoliosis during growth may control curve progression and if curve over 50 degrees in adult then surgery. ...Read more

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During my xray i found out that I have mild dextroscoliosis thoracic spine im worry for my employment. I didn't feel anything pain.?

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 you are applying, but generally it is not important. ...Read more

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Suspicious ovoid density, right upper lung, apicolordotic view is suggested, mild dextroscoliosis, thoracic spine.what this means this result of my xray.p

Suspicious ovoid density, right upper lung, apicolordotic view is suggested, mild dextroscoliosis, thoracic spine.what this means this result of my xray.p

See details: A solitary nodule can be caused by several issues with infection the most likely cause in a 22 year. If I was ordering tests, I would do a CT scan of the chest next and forget about additional plain x rays. ...Read more

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How to treat scoliosis of the thoracic spine?

How to treat scoliosis of the thoracic spine?

Depends of symptoms: Depending on your symptoms, anything from bracing to surgery might be appropriate (or even nothing at all if you are not having significant issues). Would suggest evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon to outline best treatment options for you. ...Read more

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My chest X-ray shows mild scoliosis of the thoracic spine. Should I be concerned about this?

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, it's more important to focus on improving your posture. ...Read more

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