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what does thoracic scoliosis and spondylosis mean ?

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what does thoracic scoliosis and spondylosis mean ?

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thoracic refers to the part of your spine that has ribs attached to it (thorax area)

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scoliosis is a term that means the spine is curved from side to side and can be either congenital, neuromuscular or idiopathic in nature.

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Spondylosis is a term used to describe degenerative osteoarthritis in the joints between parts of the spinal vertebrae. This can, if severe enough, cause compression to the spinal cord with severe pain, weakness and loss of feeling.

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thoracic refers to the part of your spine that has ribs attached to it (thorax area)

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scoliosis is a term that means the spine is curved from side to side and can be either congenital, neuromuscular or idiopathic in nature.

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Spondylosis is a term used to describe degenerative osteoarthritis in the joints between parts of the spinal vertebrae. This can, if severe enough, cause compression to the spinal cord with severe pain, weakness and loss of feeling.

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