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How severe is scoliosis with a curve of 30 degrees?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Mild

This is a fairly small curve.
For people who are young (child or adolescent) it may need watching to see if it worsens (gets larger). A young and middle-aged adult with a curve of this size tends to stay the same until later in life (usually age in the sixties and beyond).

In brief: Mild

This is a fairly small curve.
For people who are young (child or adolescent) it may need watching to see if it worsens (gets larger). A young and middle-aged adult with a curve of this size tends to stay the same until later in life (usually age in the sixties and beyond).
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Moderate

If you have growth left we would consider bracing you.
If you don't we would observe with yearly x rays. You are certainly not in the surgical range at 30 degrees if it is idiopathic.

In brief: Moderate

If you have growth left we would consider bracing you.
If you don't we would observe with yearly x rays. You are certainly not in the surgical range at 30 degrees if it is idiopathic.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Bracing could be considered in a person with growth remaining
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Not very

In general, curves less than 45 degrees do not progress in an adult patient nor do they carry an increased risk of back pain than the general population.

In brief: Not very

In general, curves less than 45 degrees do not progress in an adult patient nor do they carry an increased risk of back pain than the general population.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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