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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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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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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?

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 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?

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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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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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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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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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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