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Is convex curvature to mid lumbar spine symptom of scoliosis?

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Posted on Fri, 11 Jul 2014
Question: I was told in 2010 while getting xrays for a different issue that I have a convex curvature to my mid lumbar spine and asked if I had back pain (I did not at the time). Now that I have lost some weight it is very evident that my left ribs are shaped abnormaly (very prominent and almost look like someone broke them at some point). I am worried it could be Scoliosis....

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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
you may need further x ray

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I have studied your case.
You may need to further investigate for pattern of curvature of spine.
This may be structural or functional scoliosis. right and left bending view x ray may be required.
no need to worry about functional scoliosis.
clinical examination by specialist will be required.
You can attach your x ray and send to me.
Physiotherapy and exercises are important.
I hope I have answered your questions. If you have further questions please feel free to ask. I will be happy to answer your question. Take care.
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Is convex curvature to mid lumbar spine symptom of scoliosis?

Brief Answer: you may need further x ray Detailed Answer: Hello I have studied your case. You may need to further investigate for pattern of curvature of spine. This may be structural or functional scoliosis. right and left bending view x ray may be required. no need to worry about functional scoliosis. clinical examination by specialist will be required. You can attach your x ray and send to me. Physiotherapy and exercises are important. I hope I have answered your questions. If you have further questions please feel free to ask. I will be happy to answer your question. Take care.