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Types of Spine Curvature Disorders

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How do I know if I have a spine curvature disorder?

Your doctor can diagnose a spine curvature disorder by taking a medical and family history, examining the curve of your spine during a physical examination, and using imaging tests, like X-rays, to look more closely at the spine. X-rays can show if there are any abnormalities to the bones of the spine and can also measure how much curve is present.

If you or a loved one's back appears to have an abnormal curve to it, beyond just poor posture, see your doctor so that you can be evaluated and treated.

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Reviewed by Kimball Johnson, MD on September 03, 2012
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