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Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
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What is dextroscoliosis of the thoracic spine?

Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
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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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Scoliosis (Definition)

Scoliosis is a condition where patients have an abnormal curvature of ...Read more


Dr. Guy Fogel
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Is mild dextroscoliosis of the thoracic spine genetic?

Dr. Guy Fogel
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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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Dr. Edward Hellman
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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

Dr. Edward Hellman
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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

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

Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
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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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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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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.?

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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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.?

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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Dr. Edward Smith
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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

Dr. Edward Smith
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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

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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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Have mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine. Feels back rib pain when i take deep breath. Is it related?Anything to worry? Please detail. 28 yr old f

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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I do not think so: If you mild degree of scoliosis i believe not from it if you big degree of scoliosis that could the reason. ...Read more

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Dr. Chris Faubel
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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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

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

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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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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