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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)

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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?

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 more

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

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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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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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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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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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?

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

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I have bone spurs on my spine, moderate scoliosis, thoracic spine, kyphosis, osteoporis and osteoarthritis. I have continued back pain , pain in my hip?

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 more

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What is suspicious densities in the left upper lobe?and what is mild rightward curvatureof the thoracic spine?pls reply

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

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Please suggest some upper back strengthening excercises in order to relieve pain occuring intermittently; have mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine.?

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

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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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During my xray i found out that I have mild dextroscoliosis thoracic spine im worry for my employment. I didn't feel anything pain.?

During my xray i found out that I have mild dextroscoliosis thoracic spine im worry for my employment. I didn't feel anything pain.?

Scoliosis: Scoliosis on regular xray might be due to position of your body. Please get a physical examination. Answering your q, it depends on the type of job you are applying, but generally it is not important. ...Read more

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28 old female with mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine.Pls suggest some suitable back strengthening excercise sinc i hv upper backpain sometimes.?

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

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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

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 more

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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