Re: left or right
My lumbar curves to the right (C3-4 disc collapse, also the apex with spondylolythesis from the C3-1), back in at the bottom rib (T12) and curves back to the right for the lovely thoracic right rib hump, then goes curving back to the left between my upper shoulder blades (spondylolythesis here, maybe T3-4-5?? apex) and then up to my head which kida sits to the left and my right shoulder, bust, and hip sit lower. It's been called thoracolumbar scoliosis with hyper-kyphosis and lordosis.
Margaret (43 years old. Thoracolumbar Scoliosis, hyper-kyphosis, cervical hyper-lordosis, flatback, DDD, spondylolithesis, canal stenosis, collapsed, herniated, and perforated discs. Surgery: Dr. DeWald, Chicago Rush University Medical Center, 12/28/2011: Fusion T11-L4. Screws in the L4 became loose and vertebrae slipped backward causing the L3 to sit on L4 at an angle and straightened the normal lordotic curve. Revision surgery 04/12/2013: realign L3-4, installed 2 cages between L3-4 packed with BMP and bone graft, install larger screws and restore normal lordosis.