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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


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37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia.Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?

37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia.Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?

Joint/Back pain: You have a difficult problem because of your history. You should seek the advice of a qualified physiatrist who specializes in spine care. Preferentially they should work in the same practice as a spine surgeon so you can get both opinions. ...Read more

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What is moderate levoconvex lumbar scoliosis?

What is moderate levoconvex lumbar scoliosis?

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

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Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

Treatment  42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis  + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

See ortho spine doc: You may need reconstructive or supportive surgery to prevent nerve damage if you have more than one vertebral body affected by the osteoarthritis. If this is a congenital issue an ortho spine doctor would give you the best advice on how to proceed safely ...Read more

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Do disks degenerate as a result of scoliosis? Lumbar 36 degrees.

Do disks degenerate as a result of scoliosis? Lumbar 36 degrees.

Scoliosis: Short answer: uneven forces may cause higher pressure and degeneration in different parts of the disc. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Weston
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My daughter 14yrs diagnosed 20dgr lumbar scoliosis with c typ hyperkyphosis, bcs war in syria we live in armenia now they recommend exercise+swim only?

My daughter 14yrs diagnosed 20dgr lumbar scoliosis with c typ hyperkyphosis, bcs war in syria we live in armenia now they recommend exercise+swim only?

Brave?: 14yo with a twenty degree curve would generally get a brace unless her skeletal age is much older than her age.Excercise and swimming wont change the natural course of disorder. ...Read more

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What numbness in my lumbar scoliosis?

What numbness in my lumbar scoliosis?

Question vague: See a doctor and have your back examined. Back symptoms are one of the most common complaints doctors see and they usually emanate from muscle groups which have been stressed, but can also be from spinal disease with radiculopathy (damage to the nerves roots coming out of the spinal column). Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lumbar prominence scoliosis?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lumbar prominence scoliosis?

Scoliosis: Normally the spine is straight as you view it from the front. If it curves, that is scoliosis. Lumbar scoliosis is curvature of the lumbar spine. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise for moderate mid lumbar dextroconvex scoliosis?

What is the best exercise for moderate mid lumbar dextroconvex scoliosis?

Scoliosis: Jack, at this age, unfortunately the bones cannot be molded and the spine would retain its shape. However, you can halt the process by maintaining proper posture while standing and sitting. Swimming will help significantly as there is no gravitational effect while you are at least neck deep in water. Just walking in water that deep will benefit you a lot. Avoid prolonged sitting or slouching ...Read more

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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Abnormal curvature of the spine is a symptom in which a person's spine has sideways curvature (either to the left or to the right), or has too little or too much curvature in the front-back direction. Normal front-back spine curvatures exist in the neck, the chest, the lower back, ...Read more


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Scoliosis (Definition)

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


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