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What exercise or posture imrovement can I do if I am found to have mild thoracic leviscoliosis?

What exercise or posture imrovement can I do if I am found to have mild thoracic leviscoliosis?

Flexibillty, strengt: 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

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What is minimal right rotation and minimal right thoracic scoliosis?

What is minimal right rotation and minimal right thoracic scoliosis?

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

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Last month I discover that I have mild thoracic dextroscoliosis, what should I do to make normal my body?

Last month I discover that I have mild thoracic dextroscoliosis, what should I do to make normal my body?

See a spine doctor: You should be evaluated by a spine specialist. Best if they specialize in scoliosis. You will need an exam and maybe x-rays to measure the curve. Don't worry too much but have it checked out. ...Read more

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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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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

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What is mild thoracic spondylitis;evident of endplate maginal osteophates seen throughout the thoracic levels on an X-ray?

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

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Causes of coldness / spasms thoracic. Is this serious? What other symptoms should. I be looking for like referred pain? X-rays normal mild scollsis

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

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Mild thoracic spondylosis is evident with endplate andmargial osteophytes seen through out the thoracic levels. Lots of thoracic pain. Any Importance?

Important in that...: ....U kno the source of Ur pain. It means U have arthritis in Ur thoracic spine. Ur PCP can Institute a treatment program 4 U. Image is a severe lumbar arthritis on a 3-D, , reformatted CT ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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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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Hi I have a mild thoracic dextroscoliosis is there any cure about this? It will affect my application in working as a waitress?

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

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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

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

Unusual to hurt: Mild thoracic scoliosis rarely causes symptoms and is very common
because you"re having pain, I would see your doctor or possibly an orthopedist (bone doctor) for further evaluation ...Read more

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Mild thoracic scoliosis noted on back xray. What is the clinical sugnificance of this in a 42 year old female?

Mild thoracic scoliosis noted on back xray. What is the clinical sugnificance of this in a 42 year old female?

See details: Probably not much. Mild scoliosis is fairly common and it may cause some discomfort especially if there are secondary osteoarthritic changes. Often it produces no symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi, my x-ray result show that I have mild upper thoracic levoscoliosis. I am 25 years of age. And I am experiencing back pain lately?

???????????????: You did not ask a clear question. If it matters, mild scoliosis rarely produces pain, but pain can trigger transient scoliosis by causing back muscles to spasm on one side. ...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.?

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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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?

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

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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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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

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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.

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.

Cord Health: 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

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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

Possibly: Many causes for back pain. Best exercises would be core strengthening, stretching and flexibility exercises. A good physical therapist can be invaluable for this. Yoga is great for this as well. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Risks: If the spinal cord is being threatened or actually compressed, this could eventually result in damage called myelomalacia. The extent of the threat will determine whether surgery is probable. Need to discuss with a neurosurgeon, ASAP. ...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

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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?

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

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I have mild calcific thoracic aorta, is there something to do with heart disease.?

I have mild calcific thoracic aorta, is there something to do with heart disease.?

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

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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 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.

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.

No: Scoliosis curves in the thoracic spine that are less than 45 degrees will not typically progress or cause any problems. The descriptive "mild" scoliosis indicates a curve much less than that. No worries. ...Read more

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MRI meaning? Stable severe myelomalacia in the thoracic spinal cord @ T4/T6 & mild diffuse volume loss above & below this level.

Meaning of scan: Myelomalacia is injury to the spinal cord. It can be caused by Trauma, infection, inflammation, pressure from a disc or bone fragment. Atrophy is shrinkage of the spinal cord as an after effect of old injury ...Read more