spinal curvature


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Related to spinal curvature: scoliosis, cervical curvature
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Noun1.spinal curvature - an abnormal curvature of the vertebral columnspinal curvature - an abnormal curvature of the vertebral column
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
humpback, hunchback, kyphosis - an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column
hollow-back, lordosis - an abnormal inward (forward) curvature of the vertebral column
scoliosis - an abnormal lateral curve to the vertebral column
dowager's hump - abnormal spinal curvature that results when osteoporosis causes the spine to collapse; seen most often in elderly women
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Picture to yourself the unilateral development, the imminent danger of a spinal curvature.
During his day job, Braid had a great reputation for curing conditions like cross eyes, club-feet and spinal curvature.
3] Scoliosis classification is based on the quantification of the severity of scoliosis by the use of radiographic measurements of the angle of curvature in the spine (Cobb's angle), as well as the level of the apex of the spinal curvature and the number of curves.
Bracing is the only nonoperative treatment, but this approach only stops the progression of spinal curvature in a growing child and does not typically reduce the degree of curve that is already present.
A team of surgeons from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has performed an advanced procedure for the first time in Qatar to correct the abnormal spinal curvature of a nine-year-old boy.
If your child is under the age of 10, in addition to the spinal curvature, they may be small for their age.
Computer-assisted radiographic calculation of spinal curvature in brachycephalic "screw-tailed" dog breeds with congenital thoracic vertebral malformations: Reliability and clinical evaluation.
Head deformity (6/15) or spinal curvature (11/15) were also characteristic.
The angle of seat allows for proper balance of core muscles and maintenance of normal spinal curvature or with or without the use of the backrest.
Because of her severe scoliosis, her quality of life was declining secondary to her lungs becoming collapsed and constricted by her progressive spinal curvature.
Generally speaking, scoliosis is not defined as such until the lateral spinal curvature is 10 degrees or more.