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What is thoracolumbar scoliosis?

What is thoracolumbar scoliosis?

A curved spine: Scoliosis means an abnormal curvature of the spine. Thoracolumbar means that it involves both the thoracic spine or mid back and the lumbar spine or low back. ...Read more

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

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


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What does it mean to have rotatory thoracolumbar scoliosis?

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 more

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What can be done for osteoporosis and thoracolumbar scoliosis?

What can be done for  osteoporosis and thoracolumbar scoliosis?

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 more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is "thoracolumbar scoliosis"?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is "thoracolumbar scoliosis"?

Idiopathic scoliosis: Idiopathic scoliosis which usually affects preteens and teens initially has thoraco lumbar configuration with thoracic curve mainly to right and lumbar curve mainly to left (s-shaped). ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for thoracolumbar scoliosis?

What type of scolios: Idiopathic adolescent or neuromuscular or degenerative curve how old is patient? ...Read more

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Is it possible to have hiatal hernia , osteoporosis and thoracolumbar scoliosis at the same time?

Is it possible to have hiatal hernia , osteoporosis and thoracolumbar scoliosis at the same time?

Yes: It is possible to have that particular list of medical problems at the same time, but there is not necessarily as cause and effect relationship among them. The scoliosis may be a contributing factor for the hiatal hernia however. ...Read more

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I have mild levoconvex thoracolumbar scoliosis and i was wondering if that could have been caused by the spinal tap for meningitis.

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

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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

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Could you tell me about spinal anatomy I have scoliosis and a thoracolumbar curve with?

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

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24 y/o F. XR of thoracolumbar spine showed rotatory scoliosis (18°) & minimal spondylitic spurring on T12. Please explain this.

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

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

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