Scoliosis 33 degree curve

10- to 24-degree curve. Curves between 10 and 24 degrees are mild scoliosis and likely just need to be monitored. If a curve has reached 20 degrees and the child or adolescent is still continuing to grow, bracing might be considered. 25- to 39-degree curve. A curve of at least 25 degrees is typically considered moderate scoliosis.

What is a Mild scoliosis curve?

10- to 24-degree curve. Curves between 10 and 24 degrees are mild scoliosis and likely just need to be monitored. If a curve has reached 20 degrees and the child or adolescent is still continuing to grow, bracing might be considered. 25- to 39-degree curve. A curve of at least 25 degrees is typically considered moderate scoliosis.

What makes scoliosis a 3 – dimensional medical condition?

Referring to the accompanying chart, let’s take a look at each level of the condition based on degree of curvature, and how each of the two main treatment approaches would respond. 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.

How is scoliosis measured?

How Scoliosis Is Measured by the Cobb Angle. Cobb angle is a measurement of the degree of side-to-side spinal curvature, which is a deformity you may know as scoliosis. A Cobb angle describes the maximum distance from straight a scoliotic curve may be. Generally, it takes at least 10 degrees of deviation from straight before scoliosis is defined.

What is the Cobb angle measurement for scoliosis?

At a Cobb angle measurement of 10 – 25 degrees, this is classified as ‘mild scoliosis’. This is, again, where the ideologies governing each of the main treatment approaches differ greatly.

What is the curve of scoliosis?

There is a natural, forward-and-backward curve to the spine. With scoliosis, the spine rotates and develops a side-to-side curve. Curves may be as mild as 10 degrees, or as severe as 100 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.

What is Mild scoliosis?

With scoliosis, the spine rotates and develops a side-to-side curve. Curves may be as mild as 10 degrees, or as severe as 100 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.

How severe is scoliosis?

Curves may be as mild as 10 degrees, or as severe as 100 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.

Can you get scoliosis with a mild curve?

Most mild scoliosis curves don’t need treatment. If you have a mild curve, you’ll need to go for regular checkups to be sure it doesn’t get bigger. Scoliosis is more likely to get worse while your bones are still growing. So your health care provider will want to keep an eye on you as you grow.