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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Is it possible to lead a normal life with scoliosis and neck stiffness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old female. I am in a job for which I will be out of home for at least 11 hours. My problem is stiffness in the neck (in the left side alone) for the past four months. In certain positions of my neck, head trembles, heart beats fast, and shortness of breath is produced. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want to assure you not to worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

I have been experiencing multiple muscle weaknesses and tensions and am diagnosed with spina bifida occulta. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have spent many hours resolving many dysfunctions in my body. To tell you what I have self-diagnosed from a doctor's visit, and my X-ray of spina bifida occulta L3-L4 showed: A lateral pelvic tilt right side which is higher. Right psoas tightness. Right external or internal oblique...  Read Full »

Dr. Michael Azari

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have not seen you in person. It is difficult to know how you are affected by spina bifida occulta. This condition does not usually cause asymmetrical weight bearing. The multiple muscle weaknesses and tensions mentioned are not really separate conditions; they mean tha...  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 handjob, and I ejaculated outside. After two days, I got a UTI and muscle...  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 »

I suffer from scoliosis. Will it affect my future child?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old male. My height is 5 feet 8 inches and my weight is 71 kilograms. I got married last year and want to start my family now but I am concerned about genetics. I have a backbone issue by birth. My back is a little towards right from the center on the top side so I want ...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The back bone problem is basically scoliosis. It will cause a slight change in the posture when you bend forwards. This is not genetically transmitted so you do not need to worry. Your future baby will not be affected from this condition but a regular check-up for o...  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 worr...  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. Revert with the reports to an orthopaedician and traumatol...  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 »

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 ...  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 m...  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 »

My son has been complaining of lower back pain only at night for the last month. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My son has been complaining of a lower back pain only at night for the last month. It is not severe enough to awaken him but, as soon as he lays down he starts complaining. Kindly note that this issue occurs only at night time.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to An interesting query here.  However, this must be a minor issue since it is not interfering with day to day normal activities. These are the points I would like to highlight: There may be a local swelling or pus formation inside the spine or just around it, which migh...  Read Full »

Will a back injury cause scoliosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I sustained a back injury three years ago. I was standing on the staircase of a bar when a large woman lost her balance, she grabbed and twisted my arm while placing her full body weight on my back. I have had recurrent muscle spasms all the way down to my back ever since, and I have t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your MRI scans (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and find that there is no large disc bulge either in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine. The scoliosis is there, but it is not causing any significant nerve compression or condition relating ...  Read Full »

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