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nay1313
24-01-2013, 03:56 PM
I'm not too sure if I will get a reply to this, but I have been diagnosed with scoliosis. The GP advise me to learn to live with it and it won't get any worse. Which I am unsure of as I have been surfering in pain for the past 4 years. I have a report of xray done recently of my thoracic spine and Lumbar spine. I just wanted advise to see if I should look into further with an another GP

Thank you for your time
:confused::confused:

THORACIC SPINE
there is an increased kyphosis and mild scoliosis convex to the right
No focal pathology is seen in the vertebral complexes. There is degenerative changes involving the discs and end plates in the mid thoracic region associated with marginal osteophytic lipping.

Lumber spine

This is a slight rotation scoliosis convext to the right
The lumbar lordotic curvature is moderately pronounced. This is no displacement of the vertebrae' All discs are well maintained'
There are degenerative change developing in the facet joints at L4-5 AND LS-S1. The sacrum is normal and the SI Joints are normal

Dr Scoliosis
25-01-2013, 04:55 PM
Thank you for your enquiry.

From what you have documented and what I presume is the report on the x-ray, it seems likely that you have what is called Scheuermann's disease. This is the commonest cause of excessive round back and affects mainly the thoracic spine. An increase in the dorsal kyphosis, the normal contour of the thoracic spine, is the hallmark of this condition. I lean towards this as the probable diagnosis as you quote "degenerate changes involving the discs and end plates in the mid thoracic region".

Clearly, you need to see a specialist in spinal disorders and a directory for certified specialists (http://www.scoliosis-australia.org./scoliosis/scoliosis_specialists.html) is available on our website. You would have to be referred by your family doctor.

I trust the advice is helpful.

Dr Scoliosis