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Category: Orthopedics
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Experience:  Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
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Please look at the back at the 3 following images: 1- 2- 3-

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Please look at the back at the 3 following images:
This is for Male
17.5 years old
What he should do in order to get his back straight? as you see large portion is getting inside!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Orthopedics
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Hello from JustAnswer.

Has he had any x-rays of the spine?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Unfortunately No
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Well, the usual next step would be obtaining s-rays of the spine. The x-rays can give far more information than can be obtained from visual observation. The recommendations for management are based on the findings on the x-rays, as well as the rate of any changes that occur over time.

The interventions that would be considered would be using a brace to stabilize and support the spine or surgery to straighten the spine as much as possible.

There are other treatments that can be used to help ease any symptoms that may be present, such as anti-inflammatory medicines for back pain or muscle relaxers for muscle spasm.

Therefore, the next step would be x-rays of the spine that in turn will guide the determination of the best treatment option.

Is there any further information that would be helpful?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your answer.
Ok I'll send the x-ray ASAP
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Very good.