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Doctor insights on: Levoscoliosis Of The Thoracic Spine

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What is dextroscoliosis of the thoracic spine?

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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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

A condition where patients have an abnormal curvature of ...Read more


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Is mild dextroscoliosis of the thoracic spine genetic?

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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What does levoconvex curvature of the lower thoracic and lumbar spine mean?

What does levoconvex curvature of the lower thoracic and lumbar spine mean?

Means direction: It means which side the spine is curved .' Levo ' means left ' Dextro ' means towards right . Good Luck ...Read more

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What is "djd" of thoracic spine?

What is "djd" of thoracic spine?

Some kind of: Arthritis, the common type of arthritis effect the bod, usually wear and tear process, some get more than other have many factors involved in it. ...Read more

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Thoracolumbar Xray shows 3 degree levoscoliosis in mid thoracic region with 4 degree levoscoliosis in the lumbar. Is two levoscoliotic curves normal?

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

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What does epiphysitis of the thoracic spine mean?

What does epiphysitis of the thoracic spine mean?

Incorrect term: The epiphysis refers to the area of bones above the growth plate and closer to the end of the bone. An apohysitis refers to an inflammation and injury of the growth plate. Apophysitis in the thoracic spine would be a condition in children with open growth plates (still growing.) it would involve an injury to the growth plate. ...Read more

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Describe anatomy of the spine and spinal cord?

Describe anatomy of the spine and spinal cord?

Hmmm: Can't be described in 400 characters. Probably can't be appropriately described in a 400 page text book. There are 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 rib bearing thoracic vertebrae, 5 non-rib bearing lumbar vertebrae (there are normal variants to these by the way) .There are 5 fused sacral vertebrae, and usually 3 vestigial coccygeal bones. The spinal cord extends from the brain down to about l1/l2, and.... ...Read more

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My MRI report say this: levoconvex curvature of the lumbar spine. The spinal cord terminates at the inferior aspect of the t12 vertebral body.Meaning?

My MRI report say this: levoconvex curvature of the lumbar spine. The spinal cord terminates at the inferior aspect of the t12 vertebral body.Meaning?

Doctor speak: We need to sound smart. It basically means a bit of a scoliosis i the lower spine with the apex of the curve pointed to the left. The spinal cord is ending at the bottom of the last thoracic vertebrae, which isn't to far from normal. Speak to your doctor and they can likely go over the actual films with you and show you what they mean. ...Read more

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What angle of thoracic curvature of the spine would lead to breathlessness?

What angle of thoracic curvature of the spine would lead to breathlessness?

Varies: Presumably, you are referring to scoliosis. It has been shown that curves in the 60 degree range begin to show subtle pulmonary function changes and that curves over 90 degrees are associated with clinical symptoms. If I have someone with a small curve and shortness of breath, another cause should be sought such as reactive airway disease. ...Read more

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What is retro-spondylolisthesis of the spine?

What is  retro-spondylolisthesis of the spine?

A backward spinal sl: Your spine vertebra don't line up front back and one has slipped back this is a different condition than the commonly treated anterior slipping they have different treatment algorithms and prognosis general part of segmental degeneration a levels higher than l3. ...Read more

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How to treat levoscoliosis of the thoracolumbar spine?

How to treat levoscoliosis of the thoracolumbar spine?

Depends: It depends on how large the curve is, what symptoms you have, what your goals are. See a spinal specialist who cares for scoliosis to evaluate you and give you options. ...Read more

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Is osteopathic manipulation of the spine, especially the upper cervical spine, safe?

Is osteopathic manipulation of the spine, especially the upper cervical spine, safe?

Yes, as long as: The manipulations are done with your neck in neutral or flexed, but never extended. The only serious complications during manipulation (chiropractic or osteopathic) is when the "cracking" techniques are done with your neck in extension. Maneuvers. If you are understandably stressed, ask for more soft tissue, muscle energy and fascial, and less articulatory and they should understand and respect it. ...Read more

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How to treat scoliosis of the thoracic spine?

How to treat scoliosis of the thoracic spine?

Depends of symptoms: Depending on your symptoms, anything from bracing to surgery might be appropriate (or even nothing at all if you are not having significant issues). Would suggest evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon to outline best treatment options for you. ...Read more

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"Facet enlargement in the lower lumbar spine and multilevel degen disc narrowing.There is foraminal stenosis, greatest on the r side @ L4-L5" Meaning?

"Facet enlargement in the lower lumbar spine and multilevel degen disc narrowing.There is foraminal stenosis, greatest on the r side @ L4-L5" Meaning?

These findings are: all part of the spectrum of degenerative arthritis. The facets are small joints between the posterior parts of successive vertebral bodies. Foraminal stenosis means that the opening(foramen) that the nerve root exits the spinal canal through is narrowed, usually by degenerative disease, and may be pinching the nerve root, in your case the right L4 nerve root exiting the L4-L5 foramen. ...Read more

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What causes burning of the nerves in the thoracic spine?

What causes burning of the nerves in the thoracic spine?

Thoracic spine: This may be caused from a pinched nerve in the t spine which may cause burning pain. Or, it may also be unrelated to the spine. A thorough work up, including exam, imaging and review of your entire history is critical to get down to the bottom of the root cause. You should speak to your regular doc first - he/she should begin the work up. A disc herniation pinching the nerve should be ruled out. ...Read more

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What does a fracture of the thoracic spine vertebral really mean?

What does a fracture of the thoracic spine vertebral really mean?

Crushing or cracking: The most common is a crushing of the part of the bone in front. The bone partially collapses, and height is lost. Occasionally bone is pushed up against the spinal cord; if there is numbness, tingling, weakness in the legs should be evaluated by a specialist. There can also be minor breaks in other parts of the bone that usually heal without problem. ...Read more

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What is the different between one series of Spine MRI pictures to Cervical, Thoracic, or lumbosacral Spine Mri (each separate)?

What is the different between one series of  Spine MRI pictures to Cervical, Thoracic, or lumbosacral Spine Mri (each separate)?

Being able to: optimize MRI technical parameters to specific regions of the spine allows for a more detailed examination than when attempting to image the entire spine in a single field of view. ...Read more

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Mild thoracic spondylosis is evident with endplate andmargial osteophytes seen through out the thoracic levels. Lots of thoracic pain. Any Importance?

Mild thoracic spondylosis is evident with endplate andmargial osteophytes seen through out the thoracic levels. Lots of thoracic pain.  Any Importance?

Important in that...: ....U kno the source of Ur pain. It means U have arthritis in Ur thoracic spine. Ur PCP can Institute a treatment program 4 U . Image is a severe lumbar arthritis on a 3-D, ,reformatted CT ...Read more