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Old 07-10-2011, 02:01 PM
Janinem Janinem is offline
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Default Left convex lower thoracic

Hi I am fem 45yo and have just had my back xrayed thru a chiropractor I visited due to chronic longstanding headaches. It showed the above as being mild/moderate, with only slight bone degeneration over my whole spine. Is this an indication that i should have an mri to rule out chiari/syringomyela? Thanks
Old 10-10-2011, 05:50 PM
Dr Scoliosis Dr Scoliosis is offline
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Default Re: Left convex lower thoracic

Thank you for your enquiry.

It is difficult to answer your question precisely on the information provided. However, it can be confidently stated that scoliosis, in itself, does not cause chronic headache.

There are specific indications for an MRI scan of your spine and the junction between your skull and the neck region which can be established only after detailed neurological examination such as is carried out by a specialist in this area. I think you would be well advised to have your family doctor refer you to a spinal specialist who can advise accordingly. Our website contains a directory of accredited spinal specialists throughout Australia.

I trust this information is helpful.

Dr Scoliosis

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