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Mild Levoscoliosis Of The Thoracic Spine
My eight year old was today diagnois with mild levoscoliosis thoracic spine what does this mean can it be corrected?
Basic label: The term just means the spine curves a small amount to the left and the apparent center of the curve is at the mid chest.It could happen from something as simple as a kid having a bit of chest pain with a respiratory illness and assuming a position of comfort (called splinting).It could be an early sign of a worisome spine issue. At this age, you should followup with repeat x-rays in 3 months ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just have a xray while ago.And i was diagnosed that I have mild levoscoliosis , thoracic spine.Im worried about my employment .Is it dangerous?
23, mild scoliosis in thoracic spine. Been having weird moderate to severe headaches/migranes. Could they be connected?
I am a 46 year old female. What causes levoscoliosis of the thoracic spine with associated degenerative changes?
Scoliosis: Scoliosis is a descriptive term meaning curvature of the spine. Some people have it as a youth and it can progress as you age. The most common cause in your is idiopathic, we don't know. As we age and develope degenerative changes we can also develop curving. Great informative web site: www.Isoliosis.Com. Explains process, amounts, causes , and treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently had my yearly X-ray and when the result came out it says I have a slight levoscoliosis of the thoracic spine. What could be possible remedy?
The fact this is a : Slight finding indicates that there should be no indication to treat but possibly suggest a MRI as it is a left type curve which could suggest a neurologic cause. Once that is ruled out, then just periodic evaluation is all that would be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is my past condition (Tubercolosis) has anything to do with my current condition, Levoscoliosis at Thoracic Spine?
Chest pain for 6 days. ER said Costochondritis. Primary care follow xray levoscoliosis thoracic spine 20 degrees. Could this be because of the scolio?
No: The xray finding is probably an incidental finding. ...Read more
Mid back and rib cage pain. Flares up with wearing bra, certain movement. Had Shingles in July. Also have scoliosis. Is this thoracic spine or nerves?
Nerve pain: After a shingles outbreak, it can be very common to develop something called Post-herpetic neuralgia which is nerve pain after shingles. It can take several months to resolve and can be very painful and limiting of your activities. Try to avoid anything that causes an increase in your pain, including use of a bra. Once this syndrome resolves you can go back to normal activities. ...Read more
I have bone spurs on my spine, moderate scoliosis, thoracic spine, kyphosis, osteoporis and osteoarthritis. I have continued back pain , pain in my hip?
Scoliosis back pain: There are many causes for back and hip pain, sometimes not as obvious as the curve in your spine on x-ray. Get a good evaluation 2 see if your spine is truly the problem causing the pain. Often, buttock-type hip pain comes from l4-s1, but groin hip pain comes from the hip joint itself and has nothing to do with the spine, even if the pictures look bad. Good docs can find ur true pain source. Thx! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is suspicious densities in the left upper lobe?and what is mild rightward curvatureof the thoracic spine?pls reply
This is radiology-: -speak. Suspicious means it's there but don't know what it is. Usually means you need more sophisticated imaging. A mild curve in the thoracic spine means a "scoliosis".mild, is an incidental finding @ your age not to worry about the spine curve it's been there since your teenage years. ...Read more
How would mild marginal osteophyte formation in the thoracic spine effect my pain? would this be a possible explanation to my pain?
Yes: But impossible to be sure based on this apparent x-ray finding. Would need to have an entire history in order to help decide. ...Read more
Please suggest some upper back strengthening excercises in order to relieve pain occuring intermittently; have mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine.?
Consult PT first: A consultation with a physical therapist is the best way to learn exercises. After evaluation, the pt and you plan a program. Besides handouts, the pt will watch you perform exercises to be sure you do them correctly. "treat your own back" by robin mackenzie is a very good resource, however, go to a certified mackenzie physical therapist and clinic before starting to be safe. ...Read more
During my xray i found out that I have mild dextroscoliosis thoracic spine im worry for my employment. I didn't feel anything pain.?
28 old female with mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine.Pls suggest some suitable back strengthening excercise sinc i hv upper backpain sometimes.?
If mild don't worry : Mild scoliosis does not need any specific treatment. In terms of the upper back pain occasionally , try some core strengthening exercises including yoga or pilates or taking short breaks to avoid a a continuous load or stress on your back. All exercise if done regularly helps. ...Read more
I’m 27 f recently diagnosed with mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine, have back pain somtimes.Is it related?Any exercise to follow?If so, please suggest
Usually unrelated: Scoliosis, usually mild is extremely common in females, usually developing by the teens. In the vast majority of cases, the scoliosis is not symptomatic. Iif you have lower back pain, it is almost certainly unrelated. For an personalized exercise program get it from a physical therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have mild dextroscoliosis of the thoracic spine & upper backpain. Can it cause shortness of breathing? Which occurs more than twice a day
No: No. The finding of mild scoliosis (which is probably a curve less than 20 degrees or so) would not be capable of causing shortness of breath. Studies show it takes a curve in the thoracic spine of 60 degrees to cause subtle pulmonary function changes and usually 90 degrees to start causing clinical shortness if breath. Thank you. ...Read more
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