hi im melissa from philippines i recently had an x-ray last september 2007, and i found found out that i had a mild dextroscoliosis on thoracic spine please tell about it, coz my left shoulder is lower that the right. I was surprized and shock coz i had an x-ray on may 2006 and the result was clean, that i was physically fit.
Dextroscoliosis is a scoliosis with the convexity on the right side.
Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common type of spinal deformity confronting orthopedic surgeons. Scoliosis represents a disturbance of an otherwise well-organized 25-member intercalated series of spinal segments. It is, at times, grossly oversimplified as mere lateral deviation of the spine, when in reality, it is a complex 3-dimensional deformity
scoliosis is commonly defined as greater than 10° of lateral deviation of the spine from its central axis.
The precise cause of idiopathic scoliosis remains unknown.
The vast majority of patients initially present due to perceived deformity. This may be patient or family perception of asymmetry about the shoulders, waist, or rib cage
Nonoperative management consists of either mere observation or orthosis use (like Milwaukee brace)
Observation is watchful waiting with appropriate intermittent radiographs to check for the presence or absence of curve progression.
An orthopedic consultation is warranted
hi im lhen,29,10yrs ago i was diagnosed of scoliosis,i had 3 pregnancies now, last feb i worked in a cold storage for a month as a checker..when my employer conducted an annual physical exam i failed. they found out i have lymphatic tuberculosis and thoracic dextroscoliosis,,,i dont know what it means... it wasnt explained to me properly by that time coz i was hysterical... now,lumps are popping on my right neck though im taking medicines for my lungs... will ui have the chance to get welll sooner????
PS pls send me a copy of your answer on my email add,,, Thanks alot!!!!axal_16***@****
hi, I can relate so much with mel57. the same exact thing happen to me.. i mean on how i found out i have a dextroscoliosis - 11 degrees.
i am still undergoing theraphy though, but im just confuse, is it true that if you are at the age of 22 and up, your scolio wont be corrected nor get worst? My doctor said yes but the physical therapist said otherwise and I dont know which one to believe.
Thanks for sharing everything you know about this case. I also have a mild dextroscoliosis of the thoracic spine. i felt sad when i knew about it. however, through browsing the net, i learned few tips on how to prevent it from getting worse and somehow ease the backpains caused by it. Can you please affirm the effectiveness of these tips I got form some websites:
1. Is it true that when sleeping, a person who has scoliosis should put a pillow under his/her knees and aside from the head, part of the shoulders should also be placed on the pillow for support. But if the person prefers sleeping on his/her side, knees should be bended?
2. Is it true that when you reach the age of 20 your bones are already grown/ developed that's why your scolio won't get any better or worse anymore?
3. Should people with DEXTROscoliosis always lean on their right side to counteract the bending of the spine?
4. Should I also start drinking milk regularly to prevent worsening my dextroscoliosis?
5. I have retroverted uterus and dextroscoliosis, is it true that i'll have a hard time during or becoming pregnant?
6. AND is it alright not to seek medical support or treatment for my mild dextroscoliosis since my mon said she knew many people who had the same case but did not ever consult doctors and lived their lives normally?
I hope you could tell me more about these tips I got from different sources. I'm sure your expertise would really help people like me.Thank you very much!
hi! a pleasant day!I am Pamela Jane from Philipines. Last tuesday, i did undergo with an X-ray since it is one of our requirements to be got officially one of the sports scholars in our school.i am one of the judokas in our school and an aspiring varsity of the judo family.as i got the result of my xray,i found out that i have slight rightward convexity on thoracic dextroscoliosis. I got afraid because i think that's a hindrance for me to fulfill my dreams.i talked wth our school physician,we have an agreement that whenever i could feel backpains i should stop playing judo and i agreed.she said,it's not to delicate,but,it's up to me,since judo is not just an easy sports to be played. what should i do? i dont want to stop playing since i loved judo,i did already felt backpains. what's the possible effects of it to me?please help me.thanks and god bless.
Hi my Daughter Jessica is 16 yrs old, and we just found out that she has Scoliosis (Dextroscoliosis in the Thoracic Spine with a 22 degree right curve noted witth its APEX @ T8-9 Level) My daughter Barrel Race's horse's, and she was going for a check up and that notice her shoulder was higher then the other one, now i am really scared, i do have to take her to Shiners Hosp for my x-rays, the only reason they want her to go there is becuz they think her back has curve more since back in March when we 1st found out... Do u think she will need Surgeys on her back?? Thanks very much Debbie
i am worrying about my scolio.. I am 19 years old and working as a tutor.. i am out or school. I am afraid about my future... because nowadays i can feel this terrible back pain. I try to endure my back by taking pain killer medicine since the weather is freaking cold for me...
I can't manage myself sometimes.
good day!..doc, may u please send me your answer for my past question about my scoliosis at my email? this is it...***@****) thanks a lot. i'm looking forward for your answer as soon as possible.God speed and more power to you, as well as your whole fmily.
hi doc!...good afternoon!..i have another problem now.last august 8, 2009(almost 5 mos ago) from my sports, which is judo, i got injured and gained frcture at my right cubicle. thre's an overriding of the frctred cubicle bone.im worried about the consequences it has with my scoliosis...i've been advced by my orthosurgeon to rest for 6mos to combine the frctred bone again and ofcorz, i did.but, after that period, ive been asking myself of what will happen next?because, i really want to go back into practice or training as soon as possible.can u please send me a piece of ur words for me to get informed?..at my e-mail again.(***@****)..thanks.pls help me.i trust u.more power.
i am 23 years old. I have completed most of my requirements to work abroad except for one, my medical check-up. To know my condition, I have had pre-medical check-up, my xray impression says that I have Dextroscoliosis. Would I be labeled as "unfit to work?"
hi!! i'm yhan. . 19 years old. .
i was 16 then when i discovered this dextroscoliosis of the upper thoracis spine. . i was never worried then. but now. . i'm starting to feel some pain at my back. . my doctor told me to consult a physical therapist so they can help me prevent some pain. . but i dont have enough money to pay for them. . what do you think would be the best home remedies to prevent this illness?
Good day Dr. I am REI female 22 y/o I was diagnose with thoracic Dextroscoliosis I was shock because before I had xray and I have perfectly straight normal spine how did it happened and how can I prevent or treat it ?
i am 26 years old.im working as sales assistant @ sm dept store...and now planning to work abroad... one thing i worried about my medical result, I have had pre-medical check-up, my xray impression says that I have Dextroscoliosis. Would I be labeled as "unfit to work?"
hello doc!! Im edmarie ,Im 24 yrs old, I found out that I have a mild dextroscoliosis when i got my medical before I went here in canada... When I was 10 months old, my dad said that I fell in a hammock, and I had broken bone, but they didnt send me in hospital, but he said I get cured already coz he is a reflexologist..I have asthma too, and it always occur when Im stressed etc.. I didnt had proper treatment for this because of financial...But last 2008, I had a problem already of my breathing, I cannot breathe normally, every 3 seconds I have to deep breathe so that I can breathe nice, but its so frustrating to always deep breathe every seconds and makes me feel weak, unhappy, depressed and very negative...My back is always hurting me right and left side but more on right side, then I used to massage it or pressed it in hard thing by myself, or sometimes I asked my husband to massage me, so that I can sleep well, coz its really hard for me to breathe...right now I am pregnant 2months, I had 1 yr old baby, and when I was pregnant of her, I really had hard time breathing, but I was praying before all the time to be able to have succesful pregnancy..Right now I am sad coz Im pregnant again, and my back is always aching and I had hard time breathing, Im so frustrated and sad,,pls help me doc what to do, coz I cannot take this anymore, for me its better to die than this..My treatment right now, is to press my back in hard thing like I always do in the side of the bed, and makes me feel relaxed and feel sleepy and minimize my hard time breathing, but still there is, and I have to do this every night...oh God!! Doc pls help me what to do...this is my email edz_larena22***@**** Im residing here in BC, Canada..if someone will read this pls advice me too..thnk u, very much and more power...
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