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Minimal Thoracic Curve
See your doctor: This can easily be monitored by x-rays. ...Read more
I would work on flexibility for the lower back and legs
i would also work on core strengthening
for the abdominals and lower back region
due to the scoliotic curve, some muscles are
stretched more than others which can lead
to some muscular pain/ discomfort. ...Read more
Minimal issue: The spine is designed to be like a stack of bricks, each level stacked straight and level with the next. There are thin cushions between the levels.Scoliosis defines a curve in any direction. The "thoracic" just means a focus in the spine with ribs. A minimal scoliosis can be how the spine grew, or be how the body deals with chest or back pain.This is common and not worth worrying about. ...Read more
I have a mild thoracic dextroscoliosis and I'm 19 now. Is there any chance that my spine will be more curve? Any exercise to help?
Scoliosis: Yes your spine can get worse. Seek out an orthopod and a physicaltherapist for help. ...Read more
Last month I discover that I have mild thoracic dextroscoliosis, what should I do to make normal my body?
Hi I have a mild thoracic dextroscoliosis is there any cure about this? It will affect my application abroad? Thanks
Good posture: Dextroscoliosis is common in women due to carrying their shoulder bags on one side of the body more often as kids. A mild one is not a problem. Correct your posture and it will improve. It should not cause much problem with your health and function and ability to work. ...Read more
What is mild thoracic spondylitis;evident of endplate maginal osteophates seen throughout the thoracic levels on an X-ray?
Med definitions.: Spondy=spine, itis=arthritis or response 2 an inflammatory process. So U have arthritic changes in the T spine. End plate marginal osteophyts, means that @ the margins of the end plates, being the top & bottom surfaces of the vertebrae have spurs 4 which the term in osteophytes = this. Image is a 3-D reformatted CT of severe lumbar ostophytes. ...Read more
Causes of coldness / spasms thoracic. Is this serious? What other symptoms should. I be looking for like referred pain? X-rays normal mild scollsis
Uncertain: Mild scoliosis is almost always asymptomatic. Don't let anyone convince you it's the cause without a thorough investigation of other possibilities. Altho this list isn't an all-inclusive, I'd consider esophageal inflammation or spasm, an imminent outbreak of shingles, a thoracic sprain/ strain or costochondritis. You need follow up until the cause is found or it goes away on its own. ...Read more
What does a mild upper thoracic curvature convex to the left mean? I also have mild wedging of the T11 and T12 vertebral bodies with loss of approximately 5% of vertebral height. Is this concerning?
Spinal alignment: Spinal alignment varies from person to person, and can change suddenly with a fracture, or be abnormal from a childhood curve, such a scoliosis. Since your findings are mild, they may be just your "normal" variation. That is, everybody is shaped a little differently, but it doesn't cause a problem for most. If you have pain, a change in your posture, or an injury, see a spinal specialist. ...Read more
28yo, having mid-back pain for about 2 years. Xray results say mild thoracic levoscoliosis. How severe is the curve before it starts to cause pain?
Unknown: Mild levoscoliosis can be caused simply by the posture you have adapted to deal with your discomfort. It may have no direct input to the pain. Most who develop scoliosis to even a moderate degree do so silently with no associated pain. A direct exam and discussion with your doc are a better way to sort out this issue. ...Read more
Thoracic X-ray states all normal apart from mild left upper dorsal curve centred on t3 (liothyronine). Have had persistent upper back pain in that region for several weeks. What should I do next in regards to pain?
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
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
Hi I have a mild thoracic dextroscoliosis is there any cure about this? It will affect my application in working as a waitress?
No and No: Many people have mild scoliosis. It can run in the family. A primary care doctor and/or an orthopedic back doctor can check to see if anything needs to be done. Usually, doctors want to be sure that the scoliosis has been there since one's teen years, and hasn't changed since then. If truly mild, then there should be no problem with restaurant work. ...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
I've mild thoracic scolosis convex to the right. How do I get rid of it? It hurts a lot. I've joined gym and doing exercises. Worried if it wud go bad
Mild thoracic scoliosis noted on back xray. What is the clinical sugnificance of this in a 42 year old female?
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
Can a gallbladder problem give one pain in the back lower thoracic ribs with movement plus mild pain under front right rib?
It can: These are common referred pain locations for gallbladder issues. ...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.?
What does this mean? Central disc protrusion at t7-8 causes effacement of anterior thecal sac. Mild pressure on ventral aspect of thoracic cord.
The: Herniation of the disc pushes the cover of the spinal cord but does not compress the cord itself. ...Read more
I just have a xray while ago. And I was diagnosed that I have mild levoscoliosis, thoracic spine. I'm 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
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
Can a 12mm left adrenal nodule and 9mm right adrenal nodule cause right side shoulder pain and cause mild upper thoracic scoliosis? Any correlations?
Small adrenal: Nodules will not cause shoulder pain or scoliosis. The vast majorityof incidentally discovered adrenal nodules are benign adenomas. Most of these have unique characteristics on MRI and CT and can be diagnosed without biopsy. If they cannot be characterized as benign adenomas, they are indeterminate and may need additional evaluation and follow up. Talk with your doctor about it. ...Read more
Meaning and is it serious? Central disc protrusion at t7-8 causes effacement of anterior thecal sac. Mild pressure on ventral aspect of thoracic cord.
If the report is correct, the pressure on the thoracic cord could be causing symptoms of weakness, numbness, and urinary problems.
This is something that you should discuss with your doctor today. Any changes in how you are walking, weakness, or bladder changes. Are concerning and would require immediate medical attention. ...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
3mm herniated in both T6-T7 and T7-T8 with mild spinal cord compression. Also some of my thoracic disks are degenerated. Is this serious?
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
Being a 31 y/o male, what does it mean when my report says mild multilevel degenerative disc disease and slight scoliosis in the thoracic and lumbar?
Disc disease: Being male and 31 years old mild disc disease is a common finding and if not associated with any pain or weakness there are no surgical indications for treatment. ...Read more
Yes: Most people are speaking about atherosclerosis, when talking about heart disease. Calcification in the thoracic aorta is not necessarily atherosclerosis; however, atherosclerosis is often found upon further investigation. Other risk factors that should be addressed include smoking cessation and blood pressure control. Your primary physician can manage these and discuss further testing. ...Read more
Have mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine. Feels back rib pain when I take deep breath. Is it related? Anything to worry? Please detail. 28 yr old f
I had a chest Xray today for a cough. Results say Mild lower thoracic scoliosis convexity to the right. Should I be concerned? Also, mild bronchitis.
23, mild scoliosis in thoracic spine. Been having weird moderate to severe headaches/migranes. Could they be connected?
Mild scoliosis: And thoracic spine pathologies cannot cause headaches. ...Read more