What is dextroscoliosis and how to cure it?
August 7, 2007 10:12pm CST
Recently i've gone from a physical exam and from my xray result it shows that i have dextroscoliosis. I don't know what is it, but i heard that if it does not cure i might undergo on a spine surgery. I would like to know further about that. Anyone can help?
23 Sep 07
It means your hump is on the right side. Just look at the mirror and you'll notice that your right shoulder is higher than your left. Surgery is the last thing that should be done if exercise and other treatments failed. Are you experiencing pain? How painful is it? Do you have difficulty in breathing? For pain just put a hot pack on your back for 20 mins. Then do some stretching exercise. Stand straight facing the wall, place your hands up touching the wall arms straight. Move your left hand across your right hand, then your right hand over your left alternately until you're leaning towards the right. Repeat that several times and 3x a day. Whenever your sitting or standing try to bend more on your right side to counteract the curve. Be conscious with your posture. If your scoliosis is a progressive type exercise will just slows down the progression of the curve and soon you might have a surgery to prevent your organs on your left side of your body from the compression. That organs are your lungs and your heart which is very vital. Hope it is not a progressive type. You must have a PT to help you in your exercise and will monitors you. If not just try the exercise I mention above.
26 Sep 07
Thanks for an informative advice. I repeat the check-up and see an orthodologist, the doctor found out that i don't have dextrosculiosis, the pain i am suffering is just muscle stress, the x-ray result is because of my position during the x-ray. Anyway, your advices will be helpful for me too in able for me to avoid muscle stress and pain free.
28 Sep 07
You're welcome for that simple information. What a relief for you!!! I have scoliosis secondary to leg length discrepancy that means my legs are not of same length. My left leg is longer by an inch and so my trunk has to compensate. The scoliosis is not a problem but my left knee aches whenever I stand for quite a long time. Aside from that walking on high heels is difficult and I feel so awkward if I will. LOL.
8 Aug 07
I honestly don't know the answer but I just want to share that I too have it. I have known that I've got dextroscoliosis since high school. Same as yours, I found them out from the results of my x-rays. But since the doctors do not make a really big deal out of it and do not bring it up with me, I assumed it is not something that I needed to bother myself with. Now that you have mentioned that one might need to undergo spine surgery for having dextroscoliosis, I might have to research on that. Maybe I think it depends on the severity of dextroscoliosis.
8 Aug 07
Me too, at first i am not bothered, i found out that i have dextroscoliosis last year, but the doctor do not give me any advice. I think, it's cause is lack of calcium in the past and lack of exercise, and so now i have to drink milk daily in able to recover.
2 May 09
Well, i have dextroscoliosis too..i just found out from my x-ray on 2005...i've always drinking milk eversince...and i think it has nothing to do to avoid having this kind of illness...i think it's idiopathic,my mom just told me when ive got the result of my x-ray that my aunt have scoliosis too...so its run within our family...at first, i dont accept having this...but then i have to accept it..hope that it wont cause a problem to me when i have to start having a job...