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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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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 »

My brother has scoliosis. I need medical advice about its management.

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 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 »

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 »

I am pregnant and have scoliosis. Is vaginal birth possible?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 weeks pregnant and will give birth in a few months. Yesterday I told my gynecologist that I have scoliosis and asked if this could cause me any problems for a vaginal delivery. She said that if I do not have any recent X-rays, nobody will be able to answer this question becaus...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. I can assure you that scoliosis is not going to affect your vaginal delivery. If possible, send me your old X-ray, then I can assess your pelvis and give you a better answer. I hope this will help you. Thank ...  Read Full »

I am having problems with my skeletal system. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old male. My height is 6'3" and weight is 180 pounds. I am having problems with my whole skeletal system. My right knee snaps when I extend my leg and my left hip has some pain. My left foot appears longer from heal to big toe and my right leg appears longer from the knee t...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the findings that you have quoted your impression or seen and mentioned by a physiotherapist or doctor? Have you been prescribed any physiotherapy? Have you had bloods taken to rule out any other cause of muscle weakness fatigue? Do you exercise regularly? Sometimes, t...  Read Full »

How to treat scoliosis that is unresponsive to marrow transplants?

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 pain in my joints. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old female. My height is 5'1" and I weigh 53 Kg. I have had pain in all joints. I also experience pain in the spine between shoulders and down to my tailbone since 2010, on and off. I have finally seen a rheumatologist. The doctor said I have scoliosis, minor spondyloart...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It looks like your doctor is treating you for Rheumatoid arthritis. However, what is not clear is the fact that how this conclusion was arrived at. Have they done these tests - ESR, CRP, Rheumatoid Factor blood test, Anti-CCP antibodies test? How long does the morning sti...  Read Full »

I am having shoulder pain after scoliosis surgery. Why?

Query: Hello¬†doctor, I underwent scoliosis surgery eight years ago and have been experiencing a pain around my left shoulder blade. Recently this pain has gotten so bad it has become difficult to even breathe and sleep. Is it possible something is wrong with the rods that were placed during the surgery?  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The segments adjacent to the one that was stabilized may sometimes start to misbehave due to abnormal loads. As it has been eight years since surgery, the likelihood of an infection and loosening are less likely, though it cannot be completely ruled out. You need to se...  Read Full »

I am suffering from rapidly progressing pain for the last 2 to 3 months with scoliosis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Magnetic resonance imaging indicates degenerated discs between lumbar 4 and 5. I have pain that has been progressing rapidly over the last 2 to 3 months. In addition, I have scoliosis, where almost the entire curve starts in the same segment. That is, lumbar 4 is tilted may be 10 to 15...  Read Full »

Dr. Solanki Chirag Natwarbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Considering the whole clinical findings, I think there are only two options. The first and preferable option would be to do only discectomy with facet blocks, and the other is long segment fixation due to scoliosis. Short segment fixation may be more detrimental and ma...  Read Full »

My symptoms of scoliosis re-appeared after 12 years of surgery.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old, female, and I have scoliosis. I had surgery 12 years back, and everything was fine. I do not have any problems. However, until now, I have had pain In my left hand and shoulder with a tingling in both hands and feet, and my neck hurts when I move it. The pain suddenly a...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I can understand your concern. I have reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). But what I need are the X-rays and clinical findings, such as, Do you have any weaknesses or limitations during movements? D...  Read Full »

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