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What Is Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine
There are several: Known as scoliosis, kyphosis or lordosis. In certain regions of the spine there are normal ranges of kyphosis or lordosis but a scoliosis is not normal ; can occur from several reasons. There can be abnormal degrees of kyphosis or lordosis that can be associated with each other ; scoliosis. The sway in the lower back is a lordosis and roundness of chest is kyphosis. Coiling of spine is scoliosis. ...Read more
D left side of my hip bone is higher than d right. I'd a curved spine when i was younger but d doc said d degree of curvature was ok. I get backache often. Cld this b due to d curved spine n does it usually worsens with age? Thanks!
See below. : Any lateral curvature of the spine is considered scoliosis. Most mild and moderate degrees are not serious and do not necessary treatment unless there is a related serious physical limitation. Best is to discuss with your Dr. and get orthopedic consult if indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I heard of a middle-aged lady that did Rolfing and her spine curvature went down so much now she doesn't even have scoliosis anymore please respond?
Rolfing: There are many articles on the internet about rolfing causing improvement in scoliosis and lordosis. However, I am wondering it this is improving curvature by working with muscles ligaments that may further accentuate the curve or if it is in fact causing a difference in the bony structures of the back. Do you understand the distinction I am trying to make? ...Read more
I have severe back pain all the time with my scoliosis ihave a 42 degree curvature in my spine and i'm20 years old what is causing this pain.
Unlikely to be : Scoliosis as this is typically a painless condition unless it is a severe unbalanced curve or if it is located in the lower back where it can alter the mechanics of how you back functions. Also, there us a higher incidence of spondylolisthesis in scoliosis patients that can be the source of pain. See a spine specialist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 7 degree curvature of my spine in the lumbar region of my back. It's considered mild scoliosis but I'm constantly in pain, often severe. Y?
Curve from pain: People can have a mild scoliosis or curve in their spine caused by the muscle spasms that cause pain. In that situation the spine turns toward the pain, since the muscles involved are shortened. Mild scoliosis in an adult is rarely a cause of pain. You should be looking to another source for its origin. ...Read more
I was wondering the symptoms of Lordosis,
Or some type of Scoliosis, frequent straining sensation and hurting in back. Curvature in spine.
Scoliosis: KailaniTi - everyone has some amount of lordosis in their spine. That is entirely normal. Scoliosis is a coronal deviation or abnormal curvature of the spine beyond 10 degrees in the coronal plane. It is not always accompanied by pain. There are other conditions of the lumbar spine (low back) that can cause pain in your age group. Typically, initial evaluations begin with a few x-rays. ...Read more
I have a small lump on my spine, right where my scoliosis curvature ends. I see a chiropractor regularly and he has said nothing.
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
My spine has a double curvature , I have always been a stomach sleeper & believe my scoliosis is related to my sleep position. Could these be related?
My chiro xray shows lateral pelvic tilt & (as a result) curve in lumbar spine. Doc said the curvature in the spine is NOT scoliosis. How is it not?
Stop seeing chiro: Why are you confused?. This just proves Chiro's can't read X-rays!! Why would you think they could. ? heck, Most MD s can't read X-rays. . If concerned, Only a radiologist should read your X-rays. They spend years learning to read them. Are you having symptoms. ? Or is the chiro just coming up with a reason to recommend a year of monthly 'treatments' Be careful and watch your wallet ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: This depends on whether it needs to be fixed in the first place. That depends on the location and size of curve and it's chances of progression. Also depends on if it's symptomatic (pain, neuro deficit or spinal imbalance) or visually displeasing. Only a spine surgeon can determine this. And only a spine surgeon trained in spinal deformity correction should fix it. ...Read more
Yes: Most mild spine curves benefit from fitness in posture and strength. Compressive garments, specialty bras for women, and occasionally bracing can help for sustained activities to avoid fatigue and inprove awareness. Significant and symptomatic curves need full spinal assessment and consideration of surgery combined with non-surgical care. Also, maintain proper weight and bone health (vit d) ...Read more
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