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Curved Spine

Curved spine or scoliosis is the curving of the spine or backbone sideways. The curvature is usually S-shaped or C-shaped. It is common during the growth phase before puberty. It might be due to a birth defect, spine tumor or infection, spondylosis, obesity, arthritis, or osteoporosis. Treatment depends on the underlying cause such as losing weight, physiotherapy, exercise and wearing back braces. Severe conditions may require surgery. Pain medications are given to relieve pain and swelling.

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What are the chances of scoliosis progressing in adulthood?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 16-year-old. I just recently discovered that I have scoliosis. I do not know much about it but I will tell you what I know. My scoliosis currently has only a 3-degree curve and I am pretty confident it is a C-shaped curve, although I am not sure. What do you think are the chances th...  Read Full »

Dr. Santosh Kumar Bashyal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Before going into the progress of scoliosis, I would like to make you some clarity about the facts on it. 1) The Cobb angle is a measure of the curvature of the spine in degrees. This helps to determine what type of treatment is necessary. A Cobb angle of 10 degre...  Read Full »

I have mild scoliosis. How to treat the condition?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 30-year-old male. I was diagnosed with minor scoliosis. I have attached my X-ray results. I would like to know how bad is that. I only get occasional pain after standing for too long or lifting heavy stuff. Can you tell how much the curvature is? Is this something I need to worry...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Evaluation of scoliosis involves both CT scan to look for bony anatomy and MRI to rule out cord compression.Please revert once the investigations have been done to get an appropriate management plan.   Read Full »

Why am I having pain in my tailbone when I sit or stand up?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a sharp pain in my tailbone area when I am sitting or standing up. This has been going on for several months and has not improved. I recently saw a doctor. He diagnosed it as a curve in my lumbar and suggested I see a chiropractor here. Is there anything else I could do to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, it is worth having a second opinion and clearing your doubts. But I think your doctor is absolutely right about the cause of pain. This is due to a slightly curved spine in the lower back causing the tailbone pain. Chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapy should ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for the forward bend of the spine seen in my sister?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is 14 years old. She cannot ultimately stand straight. Her spine bends forward a little near the upper back and shoulders. Could you please suggest me a remedy?  Read Full »

Dr. Berry Chirag Ashok

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for using this platform. It sounds like your sister has a forward bend in her upper back when you look at her from her side. Is this correct? We give this forward bend a name called kyphosis. While kyphosis can have numerous causes, the most common in this age gr...  Read Full »

Apart from Schroth exercises, what can I do to prevent scoliosis from worsening?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 13 years old and I have scoliosis. I have a spine curve of 24 to 28 degrees. I used a brace at night and I was told to do Schroth. But I did not do them. Is it fine to use a brace alone? Does my curve is bad that needs Schroth? How to prevent it from getting worse? Do I need to sit up...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The progressive nature cannot be understood by a single value of Cobb's angle. A 24 to 28 bracing is recommended. Have a review every six months to one year by doing X-rays. It is needed to see the progress whether it is less than five degrees or the progress is worse. ...  Read Full »

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