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Scoliosis is a pathological condition of the spine with an abnormal lateral curvature of atleast 10 degrees on the X-ray. Lateral curvature of atleast 20 degrees or more is necessary for scoliosis to be evident. In most cases, the cause is unknown, and the condition tends to run in families.

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My sister has scoliosis with a curved backbone touching the heart, and leg paralysis, and is unresponsive to bone marrow transplants. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My sister is suffering from scoliosis. She has a curve in her backbone towards the right side, and the backbone is touching the heart. Half of her body (legs) is fully paralyzed. The doctors informed us that she has a maximum life span of 2 to 3 years. A few years ago, doctors had adv...  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Mahaveer Jingonda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your medical history in detail. Your sister seems to have a crippling disease with severe scoliosis. This is causing a compression effect on the lungs and the heart compromising their function. This will affect her lifestyle, and if she is not able t...  Read Full »

I have had back pain for three months and cannot do any physical activities. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing back pain for the last three months. It started as a discomfort in the middle of my back, and the pain started radiating from the back into my right side and wrapped around my abdomen. As a result, I cannot do any physical activities and have sharp pain in my b...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You have to be assessed clinically to identify the cause of your condition. From what you have said, it is a position-related and movement-related pain. I recommend consulting a chiropractor or a physiotherapist to manag...  Read Full »

Can a spinal decompression surgery help improve my double thoracolumbar scoliosis with 40 degree curvature?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I have double thoracolumbar scoliosis with a curvature of 40 degrees. Can a spinal decompression surgery improve my condition? If yes, then by how many inches will my height improve? I have lost a lot of height due to the condition. Kindly suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gayakwad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. If the curve was greater than 30 degrees before peak height was reached during or after the onset of menstruation, then there is a strong likelihood for the need for surgery. Based on the skeletal maturity of the ...  Read Full »

What are the chances of developing scoliosis 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 »

What are the ways to manage back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother has back pain. Lower back. He carried a heavy stuff and accidentally put his pressure at his back. Maybe it is a sprain or what.  Read Full »

Dr. Santosh Kumar Bashyal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Looking into the problem of your brother, I would like to discuss here and flashes the light on. There would be many things can happen, not only just sprain. 1. Muscle or ligament strain- Repeated heavy lifting or a sudden awkward movement can strain back muscles an...  Read Full »

I had numbness in my hands and fingers and tingling in my feet, and my MRI suggests mild scoliosis. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old married male. A few months back, I went to a massage center. The lady who gave me the massage gave me unprotected oral sex, which was about one minute, and finally, she spat on my penis and gave hand job, and I ejaculated outside. After two days, I got a UTI (Urinary...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. As you mentioned that symptoms come and go back. Now scoliosis is a process that takes a long time to develop. Whether this type of situation is there or not because of bone damage is scoliosis is not established in this short time. I suggest ...  Read Full »

Can knee arthroscopy cause scoliosis and pain?

Query: Hello doctor,I have mild scoliosis convex to the left and was wondering if a left knee arthroscopy can be the cause of my posture and/or pain issues. For example, sitting, standing. Also, having scoliosis, would that cause a blood clot (pulmonary embolism) after this surgery? With being a severe ast...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Scoliosis is a structural problem and knee pain will not cause this. Arthroscopy can rarely lead to a clot formation but is not necessarily a known risk factor for DVT (deep vein thrombosis) as you are likely to mobilize very quickly and the procedure is usually shor...  Read Full »

My muscles tend to get knotted more often. Can scoliosis cause such problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. I have scoliosis and my curve is around 25 degrees. I would truly appreciate if you can answer my queries. Can my scoliosis get worse over time? My right muscles tend to get knotted more often than my left muscles. Can scoliosis cause such problems? Can exercis...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have achieved skeletal maturity and now have stopped growing with your curve only 25 degrees then the spontaneous increase in the curve is highly unusual. You will have to, however, monitor the curve. Scoliosis leads to muscle and structural imbalances and getti...  Read Full »

I have muscle pain and stiffness in neck. Is it linked to scoliosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old woman and have been diagnosed with mild scoliosis many years ago. My left shoulder is slightly higher than my right and my right hip is slightly higher than my left. Of late I am experiencing muscle pain and stiffness in the left side of my neck and the left shoulde...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, quite possibly. Because you have a pre-existing imbalance in your upper spine, the muscle and ligaments are not subjected to similar stresses. This should be the first cause to be addressed through local therapies and strengthening of the weaker muscles. In additio...  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 »

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