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. Shocking, Watson, shocking!"
The standard treatments for idiopathic scoliosis among children and adolescents who are still growing are conservative, non-surgical treatments such as external bracing to help correct the spinal curvature. Approximately 6,800 patients in the U.S.
Health care professionals should monitor patients with follow-up X-rays to track the spinal curvature and identify any problems that could require revision or removal of the device.
"Scoliosis when mild has a spinal curvature of up to 11 degrees.
By putting together the individual lumbar and cervical vertebrae, they were able to discern that the spinal curvature was even more pronounced.
An important role in the diagnostic process is played by radiographs, which allow for tracing abnormal vertebral morphology and calculating the Cobb angle of spinal curvature. However, radiography involves exposing the patient to ionizing radiation.
class="MsoNormalThat men preferred women whose spinal curvature was closest to 45 degrees, regardless of the size of the rear.
A review of methods for quantitative evaluation of spinal curvature. Eur Spine J 2009; 18: 593-607.
Incidence estimates for spinal curvature of greater severity are 1% (Cobb angle greater than 20 degrees) and 0.4% (Cobb angle greater than 40 degrees).
After spinal curve fitting, calculating the angle between two tangents is to measure the spinal curvature angle, thereby diagnosing spinal abnormalities.
During his day job, Braid had a great reputation for curing conditions like cross eyes, club-feet and spinal curvature.