What is mild thoracic scoliosis?
What is mild thoracic scoliosis?
Specifically, the term mild scoliosis describes an abnormal “S” or “C” shaped curve in the spine. This curve measures over 10 degrees and less than 25. In those with curves measuring less than 20 degrees, the risk of progression is usually low (around 20%).
How is mild thoracic scoliosis treated?
Mild scoliosis is often managed simply with exercise, medical observation, scoliosis-specific physical therapy, and chiropractic treatment from a chiropractic scoliosis specialist. For some people with scoliosis, yoga or pilates is also recommended to decrease their pain level and increase flexibility.
What does it mean to have Mild scoliosis?
Generally speaking, if your Cobb angle measurement is 20 degrees or less, you can be said to have ‘mild’ scoliosis (bear in mind that a curve of less than 10 degrees would not be classed as scoliosis at all).
What does it mean to have mild thoracic dextroscoliosis?
Note that the word ‘mild’ here only refers to the angle of the curve – a person with mild scoliosis may still experience a significant amount of pain, reduced flexibility, etc. The next word is ‘thoracic’, which simply means that your spinal curve is located in the upper (thoracic) part of the spine, coloured red in the diagram below.
What kind of scoliosis is a lumbar curve?
A lumbar curve typically involves a left convex scoliosis in the lumbar spine that affects an average of 5 vertebrae. Thoracolumbar scoliosis is curvature that includes vertebrae in both the lower thoracic and upper lumbar portion of the spine. Curves can also be defined as left thoracic scoliosis or right thoracic scoliosis.
What do you call a curve in the thoracic spine?
Thoracic. If your curve is located in the lower part of the spine, you are said to have ‘lumbar’ scoliosis. When the curve encompasses vertebrae from both the thoracic and lumbar spine, that’s called thoracolumbar scoliosis.
What does mild dextroscoliosis of the thoracic spine mean?
It is a form of scoliosis, which indicates the abnormal curvature of the spine in either direction. Dextroscoliosis poses serious complications for the kidney, lungs, and other nearby organs. It is thought to be less risky than levoscoliosis, left curvature of the spine that can affect the heart.
What is mild dextrocurvature of mid thoracic spine?
Dextroscoliosis is a type of scoliosis. Scoliosis is a deformity of the spine that results in a sideways curve of the spinal column. If the spine curves to the right, the condition is known as dextroscoliosis. If the spine curves to the left, the condition is called levoscoliosis.
What is mild levoscoliosis of the thoracic spine?
Levoscoliosis is a kind of scoliosis where your spine twists and curves toward the left side of your body in a C shape . The curve usually happens in the lumbar (lower) portion of the back, but it can happen in the thoracic (middle) back as well.
What is mild levoconvex scoliosis of the mid lumbar spine?
Mild scoliosis in the thoracic spine occurs in the mid back (thoracic) and is typically diagnosed in children or teens. Mild scoliosis of the lumbar spine occurs in the lower back (lumbar) and is more common in adults. Mild levoscoliosis signifies that the spine curves to the right.