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What is thoracolumbar scoliosis?
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Dr. Jason Huffman
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jason Huffman
Dr. Jason Huffman
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Curve
When viewed from the back, the spine is straight.
When there is a curvature, and that curve is greater than 10 degrees, it is called scoliosis. The low back is called the lumbar region of the spine, the middle back is called thoracic. So a thoracolumbar scoliosis is a curve that is located in an area encompassing the junction of the thoracic and lumbar spine.

In brief: Curve
When viewed from the back, the spine is straight.
When there is a curvature, and that curve is greater than 10 degrees, it is called scoliosis. The low back is called the lumbar region of the spine, the middle back is called thoracic. So a thoracolumbar scoliosis is a curve that is located in an area encompassing the junction of the thoracic and lumbar spine.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Location based
It is a curvature of the spine involving both the chest or thoracic level as well as the lower or lumbar level of your spine.

In brief: Location based
It is a curvature of the spine involving both the chest or thoracic level as well as the lower or lumbar level of your spine.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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