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Difference btw scoliosis, lordosis and kyphosis?

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Dr. David Lundin
Neurosurgery

In brief: Curves

Scoliosis is a sideways curve to the spine.
Lordosis is the normal curvature for the neck and low back and is shaped like a "c". Kyphosis is the opposite curve from lordosis and is the normal curve in the mid back or thoracic spine.

In brief: Curves

Scoliosis is a sideways curve to the spine.
Lordosis is the normal curvature for the neck and low back and is shaped like a "c". Kyphosis is the opposite curve from lordosis and is the normal curve in the mid back or thoracic spine.
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Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Abnormal spine curve

Scoliosis is an abnormal side to side curvature of your backbone.
People with scoliosis have a spine that curves too much. The spine might look like the letter “c” or “s.” in lordosis the spine curves significantly inward at the lower back. Kyphosis is characterized by an abnormally rounded upper back (more than 50 degrees of curvature).

In brief: Abnormal spine curve

Scoliosis is an abnormal side to side curvature of your backbone.
People with scoliosis have a spine that curves too much. The spine might look like the letter “c” or “s.” in lordosis the spine curves significantly inward at the lower back. Kyphosis is characterized by an abnormally rounded upper back (more than 50 degrees of curvature).
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