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 about? I am currently in physical therapy.
From your X-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears to be mild scoliosis, and the L5 vertebral body is not visible either due to collapse or developmental anomaly. To comment on L5, lateral view x-ray is required. Secondly, since there is only one curvature with no secondary curvature or changes, a physical examination is required to evaluate whether the scoliosis is either permanent (fixed) or temporary (positional). This cannot be determined from the X-ray. Treatment in case of no MRI abnormality with minimal changes in CT at the L5 level fixed scoliosis will be conservative only. If it is positional, then other factors causing scoliosis are to be evaluated and treated accordingly.
I have attached some more X-ray images. Kindly let me know about my condition.
I had gone through the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You have mild scoliosis, as mentioned in my previous answer. The L5 vertebra and SI (sacroiliac) joint appear normal. Physical examination is required to rule out other spinal causes of scoliosis and to see whether the scoliosis is fixed or positional. If it is positional, then there are more chances of preventing the progression and early treatment. Do you have any examination findings or other medical records with you? I cannot provide any further advice without more information about your condition.
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