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What complications can arise from minor scoliosis, spine curvature?

What complications can arise from minor scoliosis, spine curvature?

Idiopathic scoliosis: Idiopathic (spontaneous without a cause) scoliosis is not a painful condition. Back pain in scoliosis is similar to that of people with a straight spine unless lumbar curves exceed 30-50 degrees and thoracic curves exceed 50-70 degrees. Curve progression occurs with aging by about .5 degree per year. It is not likely to "compress organs" or cause breathing, heart or neurologic probs unless severe. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

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Would like to know what does this mean in a report - LUMBAR SPINE CURVATURE IS LOST - PARASPINAL SPASM, & SCOLIOSIS WITH CONVEXITY TO LEFT IS SEEN?

Would like to know what does this mean in a report - LUMBAR SPINE CURVATURE IS LOST - PARASPINAL SPASM, &
SCOLIOSIS WITH CONVEXITY TO LEFT IS SEEN?

Malalignment: Normally when you look at the low back of a person from the side there is a small curve known as lordosis. When this curve is reduced or straightened it can be from muscle spasm which tends to straighten out the normal curves in the spine. When you look from the back, the spine is normally straight, but in scoliosis it is curved. It may take an MRI to determine the cause of your condition. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for back pain caused by worn discs or spine curvature?

What is the best treatment for back pain caused by worn discs or spine curvature?

Lifestyle changes: Not smoking, weight control and regular exercise are the key ones. Modifying activity that aggravates the back, trying a back support and use of medication if not medically contraindicated can also make a difference. Physical therapy and injections through pain management may help. Most are treated non operatively. Make sure you take adequate amounts of vitamin d and calcium daily. ...Read more

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I have spine scoliosis with 5-7 degree curvature, will therapy fix it?

I have spine scoliosis with 5-7 degree curvature, will therapy fix it?

No: Spine curvature under 10 degrees is considered within normal anatomic variation and is typically not clinically detected unless someone is looking for it. If it is symptomatic therapy may help with symptoms but it will not reverse the curvature. Typically this level of curvature is not symptomatic. ...Read more

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Rt side s.i joint, spine erector and QL pain with out relief from therapy following thoracic scoliosis surger, still torqued. What dr should i see?

Rt side s.i joint, spine erector and QL pain with out relief from therapy following thoracic scoliosis surger, still torqued. What dr should i see?

Pain or rehab: usually you would have best results with a pain specialist or physiatrist (rehab doc). this is assuming you have returned to your surgeon and general doc and have not gotten useful/helpful results there. ...Read more

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How fast does the spine curvature progress?

See below: 1-2 degrees a year in mature adults when curves are greater than 45 degrees. ...Read more

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How can you naturally correct a spine curvature?

How can you  naturally correct a spine curvature?

Escolisis correction: Escoliosis can be improved with exercises specially directed to improve escolosis.Need to see therpist especialised in scolisis.Need to see physician to see if the addition of bracing may be of benefict. ...Read more

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What options are there to correct my spine curvature?

What options are there to  correct my spine curvature?

Surgery, but...: Spinal curvature, or scoliosis, is relatively common. In a 44 year old, it is likely due to residual adolescent scoliosis, in which the spine grows "curved" during adolescence. Most scoliosis surgeons reserve surgery for curves over 45 degrees. Improving scoliosis is really only possible with spinal fusion, where instrumentation is placed to correct the curve while the bone fuses. ...Read more

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What can be done to naturally correct a spine curvature?

What can be done to naturally correct a spine curvature?

Only if caused by: Poor posture, then use good posture otherwise no other "natural" cure no matter who wants to sell you one ! ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

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