Thoracolumbar scoliosis or combined scoliosis refers to a spine deformity in the midback that combines the lower thoracic and upper lumbar regions.
Levoscoliosis or dextroscoliosis can be seen in combined scoliosis. Thoracolumbar scoliosis affects approximately 40% of people with scoliosis.
The majority of such scoliosis is idiopathic. It can be corrected to some extent during childhood using the Gensingen brace and the Schroth Best Practice program.
In some cases, the use of the brace to correct scoliosis can result in lumbar lordosis straightening.