Scoliosis

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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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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Why are my legs getting thinner?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question regarding atrophy in my thigh. I have some herniated disks at L3/4, L4/5, and S1 and also spinal stenosis on those disks. The EMG only found problems on my left calf, but not on my thigh. Do you have any idea where this atrophy can result from? My left leg always has...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your symptoms: 1. Since when your symptoms started? Please tell sequentially. 2. Symptoms started with back pain? Or you noticed thinning of the left leg first? 3. Do you have any weakness in the left leg? If yes, what activ...  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 icliniq.com. 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 traumatologist onl...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

What could be the chronic painless swelling in the neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I have random swelling in my neck for quite a long period. But it has improved with time. However, it is persisting. I am currently on medications for scoliosis. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are not in much discomfort. The x-ray is reviewed (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are mild osteophytes in the superior anterior part of the C6 vertebral body, and it is a mild degenerative change and not a serious concern. The x-ray...  Read Full »

How to manage scoliosis?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother is 18 years old, and he has scoliosis. I want to take medical advice on the same.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing in and I understand your concern. As we can see, scoliosis. It is a condition where the spinal cord shifts sidewards from the middle, so orthopedic and surgical intervention are required in such cases. Other things depend on the symptoms of scolio...  Read Full »

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