Curvature of the spine


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Related to Curvature of the spine: scoliosis
(Med.) an abnormal curving of the spine, especially in a lateral direction.

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Another point was the forward carriage of the head and the clumsy and inhuman curvature of the spine. Even the Ape-man lacked that inward sinuous curve of the back which makes the human figure so graceful.
I might just as well have suspected the girl of a curvature of the spine. And I per ceived that the sun was about to set.
The inquest at London's St Pancras Coroner's Court heard that among Amy's health problems was curvature of the spine and doctors decided to operate.
A: Your friend is right that hyperkyphosis (also known as "dowager's hump"), which is characterized by an extreme forward curvature of the spine, may cause pulmonary decline.
Idiopathic scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine whose cause is unknown.
Two-year data revealed that 43 patients had sufficient improvement in the curvature of the spine and did not require spinal fusion.
At birth Michelle had arthrogryposis, a stiffness of the joints, curvature of the spine and badly deformed feet, legs and hips.
The very close contact between the spinous processes - the bony projections off the back of each vertebra - became clear, as did the prominent wear marks that were in part caused by the curvature of the spine.
The very close contact between the spinous processes -- the bony projections off the back of each vertebra -- became clear, as did the prominent wear marks that were in part caused by the curvature of the spine.
Scoliosis, which is a curvature of the spine, is most common among children aged between 10 and 15, with four in every 1,000 needing treatment for the condition.
There will also be tests aimed at spotting other conditions, including scoliosis (curvature of the spine).
The Mazor XO system will assist spine surgeons in the treatment of many spine conditions including curvature of the spine (scoliosis), herniated discs, vertebral fractures, traumatic spine injury, degenerative disc disease, spinal weakness or instability, spinal tumors, slipped disc (spondylolisthesis) and narrowing of the spinal canal (stenosis).