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whitney81180
04-22-2005, 02:54 PM
A question for you.

If a curve is measured between T-6 and T-12 at 45 degrees and the lower curve in the lumbar region is the same size. What type of curve would this be classified as thoracolumbar or double major curve? Why would a person looked balanced?

Becky

HGD24
04-22-2005, 07:29 PM
Becky,
I consider mine to be double-major. Both of my curves were identical in size and I think that I looked balanced because there were two of them and they ended up balancing each other out because one curvd one way and the other curved the opposite way...allowing for each to compensate for the other. Hope that helps!

LindaRacine
04-22-2005, 11:06 PM
Hi Becky...

If I understand you correctly, and you have an S curve, you would have a double major curve. A thoracolumbar curve is a C curve that starts in the thoracic area and ends in the lumbar area.

Regards,
Linda

green m&m
04-23-2005, 12:33 AM
Hi Becky...

If I understand you correctly, and you have an S curve, you would have a double major curve. A thoracolumbar curve is a C curve that starts in the thoracic area and ends in the lumbar area.

Regards,
Linda
A Thoracolumbar curve just means the location of the curve. So someone with a thoracolumbar curve might have an S curve. That information alone doesn't give you the number of curves one has. Same goes for cervicothoracic, throracic.. lumbar..ect.

LindaRacine
04-23-2005, 07:08 PM
Hi...

Green is correct. I have a tendency to think of people with small curves above or below their main curve, as having multiple C curves. (That's totally incorrect, but the first person I ever knew who had scoliosis had a large thoracic curve and a small lumbar curve. She always told people that she had a C curve for some reason.)

Thanks for the clarification.

Regards,
Linda