Constant back pain. Tips and thoughts please??

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i was wondering if i could get some help since i was 15 ive had schereurmans kyphosis (i know its spelled wrong sorry) my case is mild and i have never been able to control my back pain.

i have had terrible sore tender neck pain, tingling and pain all over my neck and upper back. i get sharp pain in my left breast and sometimes in my rib (my doc suggested it was nerve problems) the bras i wear hurt my back (theyre just regular bras) and i constantly crack my back and neck and cannot help it.

ive never really tried to fix my pain it just feels better once i lay down, im 20 and in college so i have more free time to do that but in highschool it was agony.

im going to start swimming again since thats the only thing that seems to help.... does anyone have any advice? like yoga or stretching or dietary changes?? thanks

i went to the doctor when i was getting diagnosed (johns hopkins) and i dont wanna sound rude but i knew more about kyphosis than my own doctor did, no other doctor seemed to have any answers other than "heating pack"...

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    Hi,

    I highly recommend Bikram Yoga to treat scoliosis. Bikram is a gentle stretching yoga practiced in a hot humid room. I was disabled by my back pain, and found it very difficult to walk. I went to see a spine specialist who gave me the option of surgery or a narcotic pump. Instead, in desperation I started practcing Bikram Yoga, and I noticed an improvement almost immediately. 6 years later, I still practice two to three times per week, and I am completely able-bodied. My scoliosis is pretty severe so I still walk with a slight limp, but I am in no pain whatsoever.

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    Sorry to hear about your pain, you could try wearing a bra with no underwire in i know that can be better also try a bigger size around to compensate for your back, i have been told yoga is good, and would definitely swim if you can as this will strengthen your muscles and you will definitely need to do that, i also have a shiatsu massager at home and i have also used a tennis ball that can help if you push against it and say against a chair and roll it around it could help some, because as u r in pain you will be having more muscle stiffness so massaging will help to release your tension, please also try meditation music i listen to some on YouTube as you really need to relax, i use hot water bottle also but use no more than 20 mins as otherwise your body will treat as burn as muscles will tighten again, you could need supplements such as omega 3, magnesium or glucosamine. I have dorsumbular kyphoscoliosis, osteoarthritis, sclerosis of lumber region, vertebrae bulges aswell so i know only to well about back pain, maybe a back support could help you too. Foot massage could help as well. Good luck and i hope you are pain free soon.

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    Hi Airisto,

    Based on your description, especially your doctor's suggestion that it may involve the nerves, the pain you experience could be partially due to contractures, ligaments and other tissues that have become stiff over time due to lack of normal range of motion (think of how "stiff" and sore muscles are after your arm has been in a cast for example).

    Your kyphosis is obviously hereditary (the genetics of the disease are still under debate with some candidate genes being further analyzed), however you may be able to alleviate some of your pain through "loosing" of your tight tissues and contractures:

    Your kyphosis has a genetic component to it so getting rid of it can't be the goal, but there certainly are a lot of options out there for pain relief and improving mobility and quality of life!

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      i really dont know of any other member in my family with this issue which is weird, but thank you... id click the like but i think it got removed. thanks for your explanation!

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