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What does it mean to have cervicothoracic scoliosis?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
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In brief: Curve in spine

Cervical is neck.
Thoracic is chest. Lumbar is lower back. Cervicothoracic scoliosis means there is a curve in the chest and neck part of the spine. The next information needed is the angle of the curve. Scoliosis can be a minor or a major issue depending on the severity of the curve. Learning good body mechanics and stretches can keep discomfort (muscular) to a minimun.

In brief: Curve in spine

Cervical is neck.
Thoracic is chest. Lumbar is lower back. Cervicothoracic scoliosis means there is a curve in the chest and neck part of the spine. The next information needed is the angle of the curve. Scoliosis can be a minor or a major issue depending on the severity of the curve. Learning good body mechanics and stretches can keep discomfort (muscular) to a minimun.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Neck chest curve

A spinal curve involving the neck and thoracic spine not a common idiopathic pattern.

In brief: Neck chest curve

A spinal curve involving the neck and thoracic spine not a common idiopathic pattern.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: High curve

In the literal sense, it means to have a lateral curvature in the neck (cervical) and trunk (thoracic) spine.

In brief: High curve

In the literal sense, it means to have a lateral curvature in the neck (cervical) and trunk (thoracic) spine.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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