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degrees of spine angles

i am a 60yr old woman with a 93 degree angle and was curious to find out how many others have this or a higher degree

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  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 5,293

    jane5717
    Welcome to Spine-Health

    We would like to get to know you better. Please provide us with some information about yourself, like how long have you had scoliosis? Are you under a doctor's care? With the angle you have, how are you doing?

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  • WLLadyWLLady Ontario CanadaPosts: 1,299

    hi jane5717 

    at 69 degrees we opted for surgery, by the time i was on the table (less than a year) it was 110.  now, after surgery i am back to 0!!!

    Kathy
    Spine-Health Moderator
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    Dec '16 T10-S2 fusion with pelvic fixation. Laminectomies L2, L3, L4, L5, facet removal, cages L4-5, L5-S1, severe scoliosis, arthritis and stenosis repair. 

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  • Hi

    I had a major S curve of 93 and 95, probably sitting at 70 now after surgery

  • hi bottom cuvre was 60 top was 22, now no top curve but bottom is at 20 now.

  • I was diagnosed with scoliosis almost 2 years ago. Mostly in my Lumbar spine and it's quite painful. I seen a Chiropractor for close to a year. It helped but it didn't get rid of my pain completely. I was never told the degrees of curvature I have but would be curious to find out. How does one find or figure out that type of information? I just know it's been said that my Scoliosis is mild but it's easy to say that when you aren't the one dealing with it. 

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  • WLLadyWLLady Ontario CanadaPosts: 1,299

    Standing xrays are done, then a line drawn horizontally along the most upright vertebrae at the bottom or top of the curve, parallel to the base of the vertebral body.  Then another line parallel to the base of the most tipped vertebral body.  The lines drawn perpendicular to both those lines will intersect and the angle at which they intersect is the cobb angle-the degree of your curve.  Your doctor or surgeon is the one that does the calculation-usually with a computer program.....

    Kathy
    Spine-Health Moderator
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    Dec '16 T10-S2 fusion with pelvic fixation. Laminectomies L2, L3, L4, L5, facet removal, cages L4-5, L5-S1, severe scoliosis, arthritis and stenosis repair. 

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