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    S -Shaped Scoliosis Question

    Hi,
    I am new here but i am happy to have found a bunch of people who know what it is having scoliosis and i am looking forward to being a part of this group.

    I am a 29 year old with S shaped Scoliosis. I was diagnosed with scoliosis when i was abt 16 (as afr as i remember) but i am originally from a developing country (now living in the US for the past 5 years) so all i remember the docyor saying was, we should monitor it as i was growing and that was the end of it.

    So, after that, i finished school, started working, got married and went on with my life. Other than the suffering from occasional back-aches and of course the frustration of not being able to wear some figure hugging clothes all thruout my adult life, i have learnt to live with it.

    Anyway my scoliosis has surfaced again as an issue as i recently applied for and got pre-selected for an airline job as an air-hostess and as per their medical requirements, any scoliosis should have an Cobbs angle of >30.

    Thats my story and sorry its been long but this is my question.
    So, i got my 'scoliosis series' done for this and as per the radiologists report, i have a 60 degree angle of dextroscoliosis and 65 degree angle of levoscoliosis. I searched the internet far and wide to determine my cobbs angle but didnt find any leads.

    Please help me. In your opinion will i or will not fall within the medical requirements for the airline.

    Thank you.
    Heshy

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    I think dextroscoliosis and levoscoliosis refer to the leftwards and rightwards cobb angle of your S curve.

    You can find information on Cobb angles on this page

    http://www.e-radiography.net/radpath/c/cobbs-angle.htm

    and other links on scoliosis here:

    http://wwwlinkpages.blogspot.com/

    Hope this is a help to you.
    Double 63(T)/75(L) deg curve with big sideways shift - Surgery in UK on 8th February 2006.
    Post op 30(T)/33(L)
    http://warpedwoman.blogspot.com/

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