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Scoliosis & Kyphosis

RondaRRonda Posts: 11
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:45 AM in Scoliosis
We have an appt. at the Shriners Hospital Wed. to reevaluate for possible scoliosis surgery and to discuss back surgery for her spondylolisthesis. I've researched and not found any answers to my question. My daughters MRI results came back and showed that she also has Kyphosis along with a double curve scoliosis. Is it common to have both Kyphosis and Scoliosis or is this just another added concern?


  • Hi Ronda, I hope you were able to find out the information you were looking for. We had taken our 18 year old to a chiropractor yesterday due to some sciatic pain and were shocked when they showed us the xrays. She has a Grade 2.5 spondylothesis and also scoliosis. We are trying to find a good spine ortho to take her to. Hopefully we can find out some good info. Thanks, backpain3
  • :H Hi, Rhonda! I have severe scoliosis, but not kyphosis. (I was diagnosed at the age of 8.) I am so sorry you all are going through all of this. I didn't know you could get both, but of course I have never really done any research either. I hope you find the answers that you seek, and correct ones. I have had 3 back surgeries, and just recently went to a new spine surgeon yesterday. I have to start physical therapy, probably on Monday, to see if it will help with the pain. Best wishes.

    Scoliosis for 30 years; Thoracic curve measures 50, Lumbar curve measures 38; DDD L1/L2, L2/L3
  • MetalneckMetalneck Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,364
    This is not to be construde as advice or opinion. Just clarification of some medical terms. The spine has three normal "curves"

    1. Lordosis (inward curvature) Cervical Spine
    2. Kyphosis (outward curvature) Thoracic Spine
    3. and again Lordosis (Inward curvature) Lumbar spine

    Scoliosis is a laterial (side ways curvature)

    So I guess what I'm trying to clarify is that; in the proper area... Kyphosis, In the correct area, and not hyper kyphotic is maybe within the normal limits ... maybe one less term to worry about ... i hope.

    Keep us posted!

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  • yes, I had a 2 curves & I had the other also. My curves were reduced & I never fail to be amazed when
    trying on clothes in front of a 3 way mirror at a store, how flat my back is - really, the surgeons
    can do amazing things, it's scary - I was 49 when
    I had my surgery 18 months ago - the cosmetic
    issues - so much better - good luck to you guys,
    it's overwhelming I know - Susie
  • We go for our second opinion with a different Dr. next week. She is starting to experience numbness in her left leg while sitting. Have any of you experienced this?
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