A Scoliosis diagnosis is given when an abnormal curvature is measured at 10+ degrees and includes rotation, which is what makes scoliosis a 3-dimensional condition. Traditional treatment: even at a 10, 15, or 20 degree of curvature, typically, no active treatment is started. May 14, · Degrees of scoliosis ranging between 20 and 50 are considered moderate. A slight curve is generally considered to be between 10 and 20 degrees of scoliosis. Typically, this amount of spinal curvature can go untreated, as long as there are no signs of progression.
Curves may be as mild as 10 degrees, or as severe as degrees or more. Most cases of scoliosis are mild and don’t need treatment. In adults, the degree of the spinal curve may or may not determine treatment. Treatment is geared towards relieving symptoms, and not necessarily fixing the curve. Adult Scoliosis Diagnosis To diagnose Scoliosis, we conduct a physical exam with specialized X-rays. During the physical exam, Dr. Hostin looks for the degree of rotation in the curvature of the spine, as well as other changes in other parts of the body.
Jun 04, · Scoliosis is diagnosed when the curve exceeds 10 degrees. However, by the time adults seek treatment, the curve usually exceeds 30 degrees. The doctor will also use the physical exam and imaging to assess the patient for signs of spinal stenosis (the narrowing or compression of the spinal canal). Apr 25, · An estimated 2 to 3 percent of Americans have scoliosis, which involves a sideways curvature of the spine, bending toward a C- or S-shape depending on the case and its severity. Fortunately, the.