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Can a scoliosis under 10 degrees on the back level thing be bad?

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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Unsure

The back level is called a scoliometer. It is generally considered positive when it is over 7 degrees.
A cobb angle is drawn on a pa radiograph, which is generally obtained on people with scoliometer ratings over 7 degrees. As such it is difficult to say if the scoliosis is mild moderate or severe based on a scoliometer reading.

In brief: Unsure

The back level is called a scoliometer. It is generally considered positive when it is over 7 degrees.
A cobb angle is drawn on a pa radiograph, which is generally obtained on people with scoliometer ratings over 7 degrees. As such it is difficult to say if the scoliosis is mild moderate or severe based on a scoliometer reading.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Scoliometer

The degrees are measuredoff standin full length xrays not the scoliometer level thingy is for screening purposes to help with you need a xray treatment descions ar made offcobb measurements on standing xray 10 degrees is not severe but needs a xray to make treatment decsions.

In brief: Scoliometer

The degrees are measuredoff standin full length xrays not the scoliometer level thingy is for screening purposes to help with you need a xray treatment descions ar made offcobb measurements on standing xray 10 degrees is not severe but needs a xray to make treatment decsions.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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