Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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If you have Scheuermann’s disorder, do you have a significant increased kyphosis in your thoracic spine? The normal curve degree is twenty to forty degrees. Is your curve measured greater than that and if so, by how much? (see Scheuermann’s disorder on website)

A greater thoracic kyphosis will increase the lumbar lordosis to compensate for the curve. This can lead to overload of the lumbar facets. Have you had facet blocks (see website)?

Finally, are the degenerative changes the spine specialist views associated with Scheuermann’s changes (Schmoral’s nodes, irregular endplates)? That is, are the discs degenerative because of Scheuermann’s disorder or as a result of that disorder?

Dr. Corenman