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what is dorsal scoliosis?

By Anonymous April 28, 2011 - 2:39am
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My husband's sonography showed dorsal scoliosis.What is it.

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Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for your question and for finding EmpowHER. Was the sonogram looking for scoliosis, or some other condition? Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, the "dorsal" indicates the location or type of curvature. Your doctor can explain more thoroughly, and if he feels that treatment is needed. Most cases of scoliosis don't require treatment.
For more information, please check out this link to the National Scoliosis Foundation: http://www.scoliosis.org/info.php
I didn't find specific information about dorsal scoliosis, but there is good information. The website isn't regularly updated, but you probably could send in a request for information in you wanted to.
Here is an article on EmpowHER about scoliosis: Adult Scoliosis
Hope this information helps. Good luck, and let us know how your husband is doing.

April 28, 2011 - 6:54am
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