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How do doctors diagnose scoliosis?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: X-ray

A physical exam can raise the suspicion regarding whether or not a person has scoliosis, but an X-ray will confirm the diagnosis and determine the severity.

In brief: X-ray

A physical exam can raise the suspicion regarding whether or not a person has scoliosis, but an X-ray will confirm the diagnosis and determine the severity.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. J.Milo Sewards
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Usually by X-rays

The screening test for scoliosis is a forward bending test, where the patient bends forward at the waistband the examiner looks for a rotational deformity, or.

In brief: Usually by X-rays

The screening test for scoliosis is a forward bending test, where the patient bends forward at the waistband the examiner looks for a rotational deformity, or.
Dr. J.Milo Sewards
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Scoliosis

Initially a spinal exam can sometimes diagnose scoliosis but ideally an xray of the spine will be the best diagnostic tool.

In brief: Scoliosis

Initially a spinal exam can sometimes diagnose scoliosis but ideally an xray of the spine will be the best diagnostic tool.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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