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Scoliosis and Kyphosis

Also known as Dextroscoliosis, Kyphosis, Scheuermann's Disease

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  • Neuromuscular Scoliosis and progression

    Hi, I found this forum back when I was trying to find out what my options might be.  After seeing 2 neurosurgeons and a pain management doctor, I just wanted to  come back and say I have found temporary relief from pain, and although that's like a bandaid on a wound, it has helped me "mentally"...

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  • Scoliosis 27 years on...

    Hi, looking for some advice. I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 11 (now 38) and I was borderline at the age of 16 of getting a operation due to my curve (S shaped). I used to get awful back pain but due to that subsiding I decided against the operation and have had no issues as such.  I...

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  • Teacher considering the op

    Diagnosed at 19 I am considering surgery at 39. I am a teacher by profession and I am considering the recovery process and my entitlements. Is there anyone else that has had a similar experience whilst in a teaching career? I would be glad to hear your stories. Many thanks in advance.

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  • Scoliosis and sacrolititis

    Has anyone got these conditions together? I have degenerative diseased facets aswell. My gp referred me to my local gym for exercises. I find some days it's good for my back and other days it's not! So as soon as my back starts hurting I can't go to the gym to do my exercises. I do a combination...

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  • Has anyone had discomfort due to improving their posture??

    Hi, I’ve been trying my best to improve my posture, due to scoliosis and kyphosis, by keeping my chin/neck back, to improve my forward head and also keeping my elbows back to improve my rounded shoulders. I think from doing these corrections I am causing discomfort in my right rib cage (especially),...

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  • Son 13 diagnosed with Kyphosis

     My son was diagnosed with kyphosis two weeks ago. He is at a 82° angle. Has anyone had success with physical therapy? He also was fitted for a brace this week. He will have to wear it 20 hours a day for two years.     I am trying to find out more information about this. 

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  • 80 degrees khyphosis

    First of all sorry for my poor english... I'm not from the UK or US so... I'm 16.11 years old and I have pretty severe khyphosis (my last x ray- 10 months ago was 75 degrees, but I think it grown to 80-85) The specialist told me (10 months ago) that they usually do the surgery only to 90+ degrees....

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  • 75 degree Kyphosis

    Hello, I'm 16 and I just came back from the doctor saying I have a 75 degree curve in my back and surgery is the only option. I am so scared. Is surgery the only answer? Is it worth it? Whats the recovery time? Are there any risks?

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  • Sharp pain attacks in left groin.

    Hi there. I am a 25 year old female with severe pain in my left groin. It started when I was 33 weeks pregnant (which was three years ago). It woke me in the night suddenly when I switched positions. I cannot express how awful the attacks get. The pain is worse then labour itself. To the point where...

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  • 50 degree Curve

    I was told by my doctors a few years ago, my curvature should stop, but I'm worried it hasn't not for any particular reason think it's just anxiety. Is it worth checking out? Also I've heard that a curve this big, can cause complications in pregnancy and labour?

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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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  • Use of electric wheelchair

    Hi, I’ve recently had hip replacement rhs, and the result is a fantastic ‘pain-free’ hip. During the process I have been told I have scoliosis with suspected nerve impingement, and a lower spinal curve lhs. This does cause severe pain all over on the left, down my left leg, in my buttock, and up to my...

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  • Just been to see the chiropractor for the first time...

    Hi everyone, I just wanted to talk a bit about my experience with a chiropractor today and my worries, I hope that’s okay.  Basically I think it all went quite well, she said my kyphosis is not the worst she’s ever seen. She did some of that cracking stuff on my back and some massaging and I think...

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  • Have congenital kyphoscoliosis

    I am 70 years old and have lived with scoliosis since birth.  Spent most of my childhood in full body plaster cast, unfortunately this didn't work and has left me in severe pain with one leg shorter than the other and a hump from my left shoulder to my waist.  I have always been very self...

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  • Not sure what this is?

    I am waiting for an appointment from my doctor but I would like to see if anyone knows about this. Basically over time my back has become more curved in a kyphosis way but doesn't look too bad, I am in constant pain though and it's getting worse I now have like a lumped bone before my neck which...

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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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  • 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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  • Is scoliosis my fault? Did I worsen or cause it?

    Hi, I am 21 years old and I want to share this story. Somehow I started to get huge anxiety in sports lessons in school and from then it became worse. I changed school due to bad grades and in that new school I had no friends and HUGE anxiety. It was so bad that my mouth was always dry and I couldn't...

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  • Back pain and tingling foot!

    Hello! So I have really bad upper back pain. I have had this for a while but it’s got really bad recently. I’m 14 so it’s not a wear and tear thing you get with old age. I have been experiencing  -upper back pain -neck pain (left side) -shoulder pain (left side) -collar bone pain (left side) -left...

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  • Mobility aids

    I live in the U.K., have recently had successful hip replacement surgery, and now have this new diagnosis of degenerative scoliosis, with a definite curvature of my spine. I suffer indescribable pain when I am weight bearing for more than 5 minutes.. I take paracetamol, codeine phosphate and Zomorph...

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  • Waiting times feel like forever!

    I have had severe lower lumbar spine for over a year now. my last MRI was 2015 results came after a month of waiting, I have l4-l5 dehydration of the facet joints, tilted pelvis and a shortened left leg. was decided at the time that the pain management clinic could not offer me anything further...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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