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  • maria1966
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    Hi Dr. I would like to know your thought on my symptoms. I have lumbar scoliosis at 9 degrees. My cervical spine turned with the lumber spine all vertabrae are affected. Can this cause heart problems at this degree if the first two vertabrae are turned I also have a slight head tilt to the left.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    First of all, you do not have a scoliosis. A scoliosis curve is defined as a curve greater than 10 degrees. A curve of nine degrees is not a scoliosis and even a small scoliosis curve will not be symptomatic. You note the vertebra are “turned” (rotated) and this is normal with a small curve.

    Any heart problems you have are not caused by your scoliosis.

    Dr. Corenman

    maria1966
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    Hi Dr, Corenman,
    The majority of the dextrocurvature begins from the top vertabrae c1 through c6, however the vertabrae in my upper cervical spine did not curve they rotatated with the lumbar curve. I have developed this condition in my early twenties and have been seeing a chiropractor for many years to manage this condition. He did state that the curve is very minor although the twist in my neck is at the same degree as the lumbar curve. I have been experiencing fatigue and irregular heart rate especially when perfoming light activities or just standing. So in your professional opinion you dont feel that this imbalance since it is closest to the brainstem and medulla is causing heart rhthm problems?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    There generally is capacious room for the cord and all nerves even with severe deformity which you do not have. There is a condition called Arnold Chiari Syndrome that can cause some symptoms (but not heart symptoms). I assume that condition has been ruled out.

    Heart rhythm symptoms generally originate from endemic heart problems but can be affected by stress, nutrition and activity. You need a cardiologist to evaluate your symptoms.

    Dr. Corenman

    maria1966
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    Dr. Corenman,
    Do you feel that Its can be that since I have an imbalance with the sympathetic sytem and the parasympahtetic sytem it can be causing the rapid irregular heart rate? I was checked for the condiditio that you had mentioned and it was negative. Thanks for you quick reponse

    maria1966
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    Also, isnt the first vertabrae control the sympahtetic nervous sysytem, so Im feeling since its misalinged I will need to have surgegry in order to correct my heart condition?

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