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Symptoms Of Thoracolumbar Scoliosis
Abnormal curvature of the spine is a symptom in which a person's spine has sideways curvature (either to the left or to the right), or has too little or too much curvature in the front-back direction. Normal front-back spine curvatures exist in the neck, the chest, the lower back, ...Read more
Scoliosis is very 3D: Scoliosis is always a three dimensional deformity; the spine is not only curved when you look from the front, but it is also rotated. It is the amount of rotation that makes the curve the most visible when you bend forward and look at it. The rotation is what produces the 'so-called' rib hump. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention: Weight bearing exercise , proper nutrition and limited sun exposure helps to prevent osteoporosis. Even if present already, there are medications to help this condition. Osteopenia is not osteoporosis but a relative low bone mass that makes you a higher risk for osteoporosis. Finally, physical therapy and corrective posture devices will help scoliosis. Surgery is last resort for severe cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have mild levoconvex thoracolumbar scoliosis and i was wondering if that could have been caused by the spinal tap for meningitis.
No, definitely not: no. Spinal tap can be you acute and subacute headaches but will not change the curvature of the spine. ...Read more
Can you tell me if a combined incidence of hiatal hernia , osteoporosis and thoracolumbar scoliosis, what to do?
Activities/Exercises: Would be helpful for all the 3, as hh is usually seen with weight issues, so reducing the wt with activities/exercises would benefit it. The osteoporosis can be improved upon by such activities as well, + calcium/vit d. The tl scoliosis may also be affected in a good way with exercises. You will need to see an orthopod to ensure its stable/not progressing. See the pcp. Good luck. ...Read more
Check NIH website: This national institutes of healthy (nih) website has excellent material for the general public/patients to learn more: http://www.Niams.Nih.Gov/health_info/scoliosis/scoliosis_ff.Asp if you are concerned that you may need treatment for your scoliosis, talk to your regular doctor and see if a referral to an orthopedic surgeon might be helpful for further evaluation and/or treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
24 y/o F. XR of thoracolumbar spine showed rotatory scoliosis (18°) & minimal spondylitic spurring on T12. Please explain this.
Idiopathic scoliosis: Firstly, who determined 18? I would not trust the radiology report, it should be done by a scoliosis surgeon. Otherwise, all this means is that you had typical adolescent scoliosis with a reasonable curve but below the threshold for surgery and arguable even bracing, although I brace kids at 15 degrees. Your curve will not progress since you are skeletally mature. ...Read more
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