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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine

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Scoliosis treatment? I am 20 and every 6mths cry in pain all on left side of spine/upper back. Gp suggested panadol& massage, not happy! help?

Scoliosis treatment? I am 20 and every 6mths cry in pain all on left side of spine/upper back. Gp suggested panadol& massage, not happy! help?

Ask a specialist : Consult an orthopedic or neurological surgeon who is a sine specialist. No one can answer your question without examining you, your x-rays and perhaps more involved tests. ...Read more

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Degree of scoliosis is 5 in lower thoracic & 7 in mid lumbar spine. Should i get a brace/treatment? I'm 24yr/old woman.I've consistent back pain tho.

Degree of scoliosis is 5 in lower thoracic & 7 in mid lumbar spine. Should i get a brace/treatment? I'm 24yr/old woman.I've consistent back pain tho.

Most wouldn't: I don't even refer cases out with that minor level of deviation. Your doc is in a better position to sort out any back pain issues but many with scoliosis at higher degrees have no pain at all. ...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 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 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

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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

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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

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What is the best treatment for back pain caused by worn discs or spine curvature?

What is the best treatment for back pain caused by worn discs or spine curvature?

Lifestyle changes: Not smoking, weight control and regular exercise are the key ones. Modifying activity that aggravates the back, trying a back support and use of medication if not medically contraindicated can also make a difference. Physical therapy and injections through pain management may help. Most are treated non operatively. Make sure you take adequate amounts of vitamin d and calcium daily. ...Read more