levoconvex lumbar scoliosis

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What is moderate levoconvex lumbar scoliosis?

A left curvature in

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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
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What is congenital scoliosis?

Type of spine curve

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There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones ( vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine. Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues.
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I have congenital scoliosis surgery question, any suggestions?

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yes you could see an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty for the treatment of scoliosis. Also, if you list your specific question on HealthTap, I will try to look for it and answer it if I can. Thank you.
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Dr. Keith Baldwin answered:

What can I do about congenital scoliosis?

Orthopedic follow up

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Congenital scoliosis should be followed closely by an orthopedic doc that treats scoliosis. The issue is usually that one side of the spine grows faster than the other due to failure of one or more segments to separate or form. It progresses over time as the child grows
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Dr. Scott Glickman answered:

Is it true that congenital scoliosis is life threatening?

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Congenital scoliosis is not life threatening in isolation. However, if very severe, there can be neuromuscular restrictions and pain that worsen with time, often the reason people undergo surgery. With chronicity (many years), severe cases lead to restrictive lung disease that an shorten life if not treated.
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How dangerous is congenital scoliosis for 14 yr old?

Depends severity

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Congenital scoliosis can progress like idiopathic scoliosis during periods of growth.Spinal surgery depends on severity of curve. Surgery would be indicated With congenital scoliosis other body systems affected. Cardiac, kidney, and bowel abnormalities have increased incidence with congenital scoliosis.
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Dr. Robert Kent answered:

Please explain if it is possible to correct congenital scoliosis thru minimally invasive method?

This depends how

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severe the scoliosis is. If it is mild, postural and bracing can help correct it slightly. However, if it is advanced, there is not much that can be done with minimally invasive procedures.
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Dr. Bikash Bose answered:

20years ago had l-4 spinal fusion for congenital scoliosis now as an adult uncontrollable pain. what do you recommend?

Work up

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You need to see a spine specialist to get some tests done to see if you have adjacent levels degeneration. Usually PT and injections are first course of treatment.
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Dr. Holly Maes answered:

I'v a 10 yrs. old daughter who has an S shape congenital scoliosis more than 45*, there was no noticable progress & no pain. what are the options?

Early and often care

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Although there has been no progression yet, with your daughter at age 10 and either early in puberty or not even entering puberty yet, now is the time to be very aggressive about monitoring for changes and intervening early. This is not a little 10 degree curve - she is already at 45, and you don't want much progression before you would get agressive with early therapies. See spine doctor OFTEN!
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Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult? .

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You have to find out wether the scoliosis is affecting the child. In severe cases scoliosis can cause pain and interfere with breathing. In minor cases it is detectable on examination, but is not interfering with the patient's lifestyle. If it is the latter case you may not need surgery at all. Talk to your MD about options.
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