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What Is Scoliosis
Curvature of spine: Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Depending on the degree, it can be without symptoms or it can cause a very noticeable deformity. You may want to see a chiropractor or orthopedic doctor if your primary care doctor suspects scoliosis. Some cases can be treatable with non surgical intervention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: Many cases of scoliosis, even in large curves, are not associated with pain. In patients with pain from scoliosis it can be a muscular pain from the strain along the convexity of the curve of the paraspinal muscles trying to hold the curve straight, a sciatic type pain from nerve root compression along the concavity of the curve, or a typical low back pain from degeneration of discs in the spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scoliosis : Scoliosis is a combined angular and rotatory malalignment of the spine. It is autosomal dominant with mixed expression, more common in females. Bracing can slow progression in very early stages. Surgery can help more severe curves that progress. Long term breathing problems are the medical issue. Cosmesis is the primary parental concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a deformity of: The spine & are several types or categories with it appearing that the spine is curved &/or twisted. The categories are defined by the causes &/or age of onset. The typical one in teenage years is idiopathic scoliosis. This is assessed by seeing your physician. Causes can be tumor, a neurologic syndrome , an orthopedic syndrome, a congenital type or idiopathic which is multifactoral. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi doctors, can you tell me what is scoliosis and what does it mean when on your childs school exam it says "positive" at scoliosis?
Curve of spine: Scoliosis is curvature of spine. Curvature sometimes can be found on physical exam at schools. Then child should be examined by orthopedic surgeon with radiographic examination for assessment of severity of scoliosis. Some curves mild and do not progress. Other curves can become severe enough to require surgery and spinal fusion with metal rods. ...Read more
Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones ( vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine. Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
thoracic curve: Thoracic refers to the middle portion of the spine, between the low back and the neck. The term "genic" means "begins in". While this is not really a common way to describe a scoliosis curve, thoracogenic scoliosis would refer to a curve that begins in the thoracic curve. That is to say the primary structural curve in this case would be in the thoracic spine. Thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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