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Scoliosis and Kyphosis

Also known as Kyphosis, Scheuermann's Disease

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  • Scoliosis and MS

    I've had MS for many years, but about 3 years ago, I noticed I was leaning to the right.  I thought for balance, but went to PT which evolved into x-ray panel for scoliosis.  I had a 40 degree curve in lower thoracic and upper lumbar spine.   I was given a brace but had noticed...

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  • Can scoliosis cause back pain and muscle twitching?

    Hello Guys, I'm a 39 year old woman who was diagnosed with scoliosis in her early 20s. I've never really worried too much about it for most of my life. But lately, I tend to get muscle pain in my middle back. It is mostly on the right side where the curve is located. I also get some muscle twitches...

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  • Scoliosis and natural birth

    Hi so i am 22 and at the age of 7 i had harrington rods placed in my back. Had ops every 6 months to straighten my spine and had permanent rods put in at the age of 12 and spinal fusion. Was always told i would have trouble during pregnany. Got pregnant at 20. Had no problems during and had natural birth...

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  • Recovery from scoliosis surgery

    I would love some feedback about several aspects of my healing process. I had surgery 10 months ago and can feel my hardware, or at least that's how it seems. Does the sensation go away over time? Any feedback would be appreciated.

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  • Head pressure?

    I was diagnosed with scoliosis and neck forward posture when I was 15. I was going to the chiropractor regularly and getting adjusted and trying to straighten out my neck. I stopped going and I’m 20 now. I know my scoliosis and neck forward posture has gotten worse, but nothing too crazy.  I was...

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  • How does having scoliosis affect you mentally and physically?

    When I was diagnosed at the age of 11 I didn't see the point in going in for the operation as I was confident with my body image however as I got older it changed and I became more wary of my back condition so I thought an operation may be a good choice which it was, I am now more confident than...

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  • my sister need help

    My sister is a 60 year old active first grade teacher. I believe she had scoliosis from when she was young but not sure why nothing was done about it.She always had poor posture but a doctor told my mom for my sister to carry her books on the other hip and her posture would correct itself.  Bad...

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  • (Anxiety & Kyphosis) In need of urgent advice. Help?

    Yeasterday, i went to urgent care because my back pain got so bad that it was a little hard to breathe. They told me I had thoracic kyphosis i believe. I've always had poor posture since I was little. I'm 16 now. It says kyphosis rarely causes complications, but im scared that i put too much...

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  • Adult Scoliosis

    Hi, I'm 64 and only realised I had a scoliosis 4 years ago, despite being in much pain for years before.  Gp thought it was arthritis. Just been to see a specialist spinal centre, after MRI and CT and X-rays. He says he would do the op, it's certainly serious enough, but, and quite rightly,...

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  • Help scoliosis surgery??

    Hi, I am 73 and scheduled for scoliosis surgery with full instrumentation on February 6th.  I have been in a lot of pain for two years now and have tried all the conservative treatment options so I feel like my only chance for a more normal life with reduced pain is for me to have the surgery. The...

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  • 13 year old scoliosis concerns

    Hello all. My daughter has been under the weather the past few weeks and today was having pains in her back and abdomen so I left work and took her to a Dr. He took an x ray because of the pain in her stomach and found she has what I feel is a pretty severe case of scoliosis. He did not want to comment...

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  • Scoliosis surgery

    I am a 16 year old girl who was diagnosed with double scoliosis at the age of 12. My curves were around 40 degrees the first time they were measured. I was given a hard brace which did not work and also managed to compress the nerve in my arm. Due to this I was given a soft brace but that did not work...

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  • Just got diagnosed with scoliosis should i be worried ?

    I am 20 years old and i noticed i was getting some back pain when i streach my back so i went to the cyropractor and we did an xray and my back is slightly crooked, the doctor said i have mild scoliosis, im 6 foot 2 inches and have slightly bad posture but i really dont know what would have caused this...

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  • Now a worrying 6 month wait....

    My daughter who is 13.5 has recently been diagnosed.She has a 38 degree thoracic curve with a compensatory lumber curve. Weve been told to go back in 6 months to see how things are.Surgery is recommended if curve is 45 degrees or over.Theres about 6 vertebrae which have also rotated causing her rib...

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  • 3yrs old son with a double curve measuring 68.2 degrees

    Wanting to know if anyone else has a child with a double curvature of the spine at a severe degree with any advice. Ourvson was diagnosed with scolilosis at 10 months old then 28.5 degrees & within 4 month it was ar 42.5 degrees. Had a number of plaster casts but at present in a boston cast. Getting...

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  • WHAT TO WEAR WITH SCOLIOSIS AND KYPHOSIS

    Hi I'm new to this board  but not to the forum. Been on lots of other boards . ​This question is about scoliosis. I'm 71 and my shoulders dip at one side. ​This means that unless my clothes   are completely round neck the top slips of one side and looks dreadful. I cant be the...

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  • Scoliosis survey: For anyone that suffers from scoliosis

    Hi! I am doing a project for my university about scoliosis and I was wondering if anyone could answer some or all of these questions for my research? I have scoliosis as well but I'd like to hear from others to get a new perspective. - What type of scoliosis do you have?(Idiopathic, Degenerative,...

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  • Chronic pain What do my xray results mean?..

    Okay this is my xray results... what does it all mean?  Xray cervical spine- Straightening of the normal cervical lordosis. Discovertebral height, soft tissue planes and bony alignment preserved. No facet joint arthropathy. No cervical ribs or apical lung lesions.  Mild cervicothoracic...

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  • 14 year old male Type 2 congenital kyphosis

    Hi, my son was just diagnosed.  He has an 81 degree curve (first and only spine film).  My biggest concern is that this child has already been through so much.  He has been under general anesthesia 14 times already.  Some minor procedures such as PE tubes and dental surgeries and...

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  • My scoliosis, advice??

    Hi, I am a 14 year old female currently going through a major academic exam stage of my life, I have idiopathic scoliosis which is currently between 36'-37' in my thoracic and lumbar spine, and I am getting significant amounts of pain in my lumbar spine. I was diagnosed 2 years ago, and due to...

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  • Gym 10 years after surgery

    Hey! I had major scoliosis surgery when I was 14 (65 degree C curve middle of my back) and I've always struggled doing certain exercise. Ive always been flexible so have stuck with yoga and just walking but I'd really like to get stronger so I recently joined a gym and they've put me in...

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  • Kyphosis

    Hi. I’m 15 years old and I have kyphosis. I have been under a hospital for about 2 years now and my curve has gotten to 77 degrees.  I’m always in pain and am self conscious about the way it looks. I have just just been offered the spinal fusion surgery but before I make my decision I would like...

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  • Scoliosis SOS Clinic

    Hi All, Does anyone with scoliosis/kyphoscoliosis know anything about, or tried, the non-surgical treatment for scoliosis and postural correction at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic in London?  I'm giving this some serious consideration but it's expensive and is a huge commitment.  Just thought...

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  • Scoliosis surgery

    I am currently sat on the waiting list for spinal fusion I have already had my pre assessment does anyone know a rough timescale for this? And what to expect pre and post op? And what timescale am I looking at for going back to work in a strenuous area? Getting quite anxious now with not knowing what...

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  • Can any of these symptoms be due to my scoliosis?

    Hi I've been having a lot of chest pressure recently and a really annoying feeling of not being able to take deep breaths some of the time. It almost feels like there is something stuck under my left rib cage and I can't fully expand my lungs? I have mild/moderate scoliosis which I haven't...

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  • Anybody have experience of using PAMM for scoliosis?

    Hello A local physio has suggested use of a power assisted micro manipulation machine (PAMM) for treating scoliosis. She claims to have used this very successfully for several years on many patients for different back problems including scoliosis. Has anyone else come across this? Thanks

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  • Congenital multiplex scoliosis

    Hi! I would like to ask has or had someone about a same or something like of my spine? If there was, what kind of thretment, maybe surgery was done? How he/she feels after that and now? I am now a little sad, upsat and dissappointed because the doctors, whom i visited so far, told me, there is not mutch...

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  • Chiropractors - will it help ?

    I have had scolioscis for 20 years and my GP accepted that a Chiropactor may be able to help me - not on NHS of course I saw a Chiropractor last week who told me that he "MAY" be able to help me - no guarantees though ! I was wondering whether 20 years is too long to fix a major problem like...

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  • Scoliosis and leg length

    ever since I had my hip replacement 8 years ago I have developed worsening spine scoliosis. I'm getting to the point where my world is getting smaller and smaller. I can only just stand the pain, I feel like my spine is twisting and turning round. I have lost 3" in height and I don't have...

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  • chiropractor for Sheuermann's?

    My 15 year old boy has been diagnosed with Sheuermann's.  One doctor said he has a 76 degree curvature and another says 66 degrees.  He has been complaining of back pain for two years and it seems to be getting worse.  He will be getting a brace soon and we have also signed him up...

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  • 70% curveature after removel of harrington rods

    I had a 96% curveature to my upper spine when I was 16, a month before my 17th birthday I had surgery to corect the kyphosis. Then in 1993 I had the lower Harrington rod removed due to it popped out of the spine. In 2016 I was in a car wrecck and made my rod pop out os the spine. I found out that the...

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  • Upperback pain

    I have been feeling a dull achy pain in my upper back that intesifies when I stand up straight and move my head around, look up/around... I have seen 3 doctors till now, all of which claim that I have nothing to worry about and my scheurman's disease kyphosis doesn't require surgery (I think...

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