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Levoconvex Curve In
Thoracolumbar Xray shows 3 degree levoscoliosis in mid thoracic region with 4 degree levoscoliosis in the lumbar. Is two levoscoliotic curves normal?
No but: This is likely due to an intervening dextroscoliosis (opposite curve). Doctors will measure it differently, so it is best reviewed by a specialist. Scoliosis is not normal but is mild in you so should not limit your activity. Without seeing the exact nature of the scoliosis on the x-ray, I cannot comment further. ...Read more
Means direction: It means which side the spine is curved .' Levo ' means left ' Dextro ' means towards right . Good Luck ...Read more
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
Doctor only received radiology report. Cervical spine = lordosis. Thoracic is moderate scoliosis, convex right, lumbar is mild Convex left. Pain help?
Scoliosis: is not an uncommon and incidental finding on xrays. The significance of this finding in relation to your back pain is not easily addressed without the benefit of your history and physical findings. People who have back pain and scoliosis are often evaluated by orthopedic specialists for pain management and treatment. At 29, your scoliosis is unlikely to progress. ...Read more
X-ray: mild left convex cervicothoracic scoliosis w/reversal of upper cervical lordosis. Minimal subluxation is evident at c3-4 level. Should i worry?
Scoliosis : Mild scoliosis, min subluxation may not mean anything depending on actual numbers. Many people can have very small spinal asymmetry. Reversal of lordosis may be a sign of spasm. Either way i think you are getting the idea that one would need to see the actual films. An even more important question is why you got the films in the first place: your symptoms and your neuro exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop progression: I've had experience w/ marked kyphosis, but not Scheurmann's, specifically.The latter is due to wedging of vertebra.I have, with prolotherapy, been able to halt progression of severe kyphosis & reduce discomfort,but not reverse the process.There may be surgical options, but if you are experiencing no pain, I'd consider carefully.Prolo may provide enough help.If not, can try less conservative care. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've a minimal scoliosis, dextroconvex 5degree & levonconvex 7degree.i wonder why i'm having consisteng back, spine, lower back pain everyday? :(
Non specific lumbago: Common benign human malady see primary care to begin initial eval look for objective evidence of a treatable painful condition the mild scoliosis is a "red herring" most are benign temporay and non disabling muscular pains ttendernes on exam or with massage denotes muscular pain etiology read dr john sarno's book in back pain if work up is negative ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
X-ray 9/17 they noted Intervertebral spaces are preserved, 2mm anterolisthesis of L5-S1. Slight scoliosis convex to the right. 35/w in pain.
Back pain: Spondylolisthesis is the forward displacement of a vertebra often associated with a defect or fracture of the vertebral arch and can be confused with a slipped disc. Scoliosis is a bend in the spine to the right or left. This can result in generalized back pain. Treatment includes anti inflammatory medications (NSAIDS), epidural injections of prednisone, a brace or orthotic and surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe maybe not: If severe no. If mild yes. If in between, no was knows for sure. The spine surgeons say no. The chiros and therapists say yes. The osteopaths say combine both modalities.... ...Read more