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What is scoliosis?

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 more

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

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is ...Read more


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What is scoliosis?

Curved spine: It is a lateral(side to side) curvature of the spine. Mild cases usually aren't a biggie, but severe cases can cause pain and many other problems. It is best to catch it early to determine if correction is necessary. ...Read more

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What causes scoliosis?

Most scoliosis we C: is idiopathic (no cause). fractures, paralysis of the spine supporting muscles, and there R many more. they all have 2 B ruled out B 4 U can say it is idiopathic. ...Read more

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What is scoliosis pain like?

What is scoliosis pain like?

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 more

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What is scoliosis and can it be cured?

What is scoliosis and can it be cured?

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 more

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What is scoliosis and how is it caused?

What is scoliosis and how is it caused?

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 more

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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

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What is congenital scoliosis?

What is congenital scoliosis?

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 more

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What is thoracogenic scoliosis?

What is thoracogenic scoliosis?

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 more

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What symptoms characterize scoliosis?

Maybe none: Mild scoliosis, which is very common, may have no symptoms at all. However, back pain is the most common symptom when things aren't straight "back there". ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

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