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Dr. Douglas Linville II
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I'm 17 and I have a mild levoscoliosis of the thoracic spine. Does it affect my growth?

I'm 17 and I have a mild levoscoliosis of the thoracic spine. Does it affect my growth?

Scoliosis: Mild scoliosis implies 30 degree or less curve. That is not likely to cause pain in the future. It will not affect growth as you are done with spinal growth at age 17. So with that info, no worries. ...Read more

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Scoliosis (Definition)

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


Dr. Thomas Dowling
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My eight year old was today diagnois with mild levoscoliosis thoracic spine what does this mean can it be corrected?

My eight year old was today diagnois with mild levoscoliosis  thoracic spine what does this mean can it be corrected?

It means he should : Be observed closely and a MRI of the spine should be obtained as it is a left type curve rather than a right bent one which can sometimes be due to a neurologic issue. Most curves do not need surgical treatment and some need bracing. The indications for treatment depend on age of patient, size & location of curve and rate of progression or worsening. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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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?

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?

Evaluation: Most likely everything is fine and probably within normal limits. Many such films are read with such reports. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Southard
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My chest X-ray shows mild scoliosis of the thoracic spine. Should I be concerned about this?

Not usually: Unless you have back pain that can be attributable to that area of the spine or concerning bone changes like loss of density that accounts for this, it's more important to focus on improving your posture. ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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I am a 46 year old female. What causes levoscoliosis of the thoracic spine with associated degenerative changes?

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 more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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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 more

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Dr. Carl Spivak
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Scoliosis surgery in thoracic spine ==what do we expect?

Scoliosis surgery in thoracic spine ==what do we expect?

Usually big surgery: Multilevel scoliosis surgery is a big surgery and usually has a long recovery time, but this is changing with the shift to minimally invasive surgical techniques. ...Read more

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Dr. Sourendra raut
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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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