Common "Scoliosis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Scoliosis is a pathological condition of the spine with an abnormal lateral curvature of atleast 10 degrees on the X-ray. Lateral curvature of atleast 20 degrees or more is necessary for scoliosis to be evident. In most cases, the cause is unknown, and the condition tends to run in families.

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I have stiffness in the thoracic area. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had this stiffness, almost something pushing in my left thoracic area just under my shoulder blade, for the past six months and I feel it most when I am moving my left arm forward or keeping it forward or upward for some time (like for example when I wash plates). It is not painful, ...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your question. After reading your post, I immediately thought you might have a rib subluxation. This is very common with scoliosis (I myself have frequent rib issues). Since you know you have scoliosis, this will explain why this issue appears to be chro...  Read Full »

What is the cause for scoliosis and leg trembling?

Query: Hi doctor, When I was 10 years old, I had spine surgery for removing a lipoma tumor. I was fine before surgery. After the surgery, I was unable to walk as my right leg became very weak. Now my age is 20 years. I can walk and play now. But, I walk with some difficulty, and after surgery, I had bulgy ...  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Mahaveer Jingonda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The present pain in the scoliotic region might be due to a muscular strain in the paraspinal muscles, which is quite common while playing sports like badminton. Another possibility is an early neuro radiculopathy, occurring due to a pinched nerve in one of the intervert...  Read Full »

What is the cause of the lump near my neck and collarbone, along with shoulder pain and swelling at the back of my neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed a lump near my neck and collarbone. Also, I have pain and swelling at the back of my neck and shoulder. Could these symptoms be indicative of scoliosis? Thank you.  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I have reviewed the attachment (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I cannot observe the lump you mentioned on your neck in the photos. Depending on its location, it could be an enlarged lymph node,...  Read Full »

How to get relief from the pain present in my knee and spine?

Query: Hi doctor, My back is curving to the left and I have pain throughout the ribs of the vertebrae. My right knee hurts with the spine that connects to the hips. I have a constant dull pain on sitting down with my legs flat and bending over amplifies the pain.  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have scoliosis in your spine. It is caused due to various reasons. Doing a couple of corrective exercises can help. I recommend you to meet a good physiotherapist who is experienced in scoliotic corrective exercise. Come back to me with an X-ray to help with good...  Read Full »

What can I do to straighten my curved lumbar spine and un-cant hips?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. Around two months back, I had a hiccup when dead-lifting and my lower back or lumbar spine area had a sharp pain. At the time, I did not think much of it and since then discontinued dead-lifts. Over time, I have developed some sciatica in my left hamstring area...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on what you wrote, it sounds as though you may have scoliosis, a wedged vertebrae in the lumbar spine, a disc issue, or even lower cross syndrome. If there is any way to attach images of the X-rays, that would be ideal (though I know the current situation is not ide...  Read Full »

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