What is thoracic levoscoliosis?


Spine-Health.com describes thoracic levoscoliosis as the rare event of levoscoliosis appearing in the thoracic section of the spine. Thoracic levoscoliosis is not as common as other forms of scoliosis, and the appearance of the ailment likely points to the more major issue of a spinal cord tumor.

Spine-Health.com describes the thoracic section of the spine as the middle area of the spine. While it is common for scoliosis to appear there, thoracic levoscoliosis is a bit more rare.

Levoscoliosis.org clarifies the difference between scoliosis and levoscoliosis by stating that scoliosis is the general term for all spine curvature, but levoscoliosis refers strictly to a spine curved to the left. The website considers levoscoliosis a dangerous form of scoliosis because the bending of the spinal cord can damage the heart.

Q&A Related to "What is thoracic levoscoliosis?"
Scoliosis refers to an abnormal twisting of the spine. Rather than being in perfect alignment, the vertebrae are sometimes out of alignment relative to the vertebrae above and below
Depends on the degree of the curve, It can range from nothing to exercise, physical therapy, wearing a brace all the way to surgery. If it is 40 to 50 degrees or higher usually surgery
I am jus curios about the question above because it's quite bothering me if it is dangerous or what. Hoping to hear from you soon! Thank you very much! Posted By joann aragon on May
Levoscoliosis is curvature of the spine to the left. Scoliosis is defined as more than a 10% curve in the spine. It is not "dangerous" as in it won't kill you, but not normal
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