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... been under the care of a PM doctor since my thoracic laminectomy and in the last year have had my lumbar back develop retrolisthesis and subsequent degenerative scoliosis and thus will be having the multilevel fusion. ... (2 replies)
... so when the doctor reads mine and does the report the hips are accurate but the spine may be iffy. ... (7 replies)
... have to tell my daughter that she could no longer do something that she was so passionate about for so many years, and has a bright future at. Finding the right doctor is the key! Not an adult spine surgeon. They will tell you how they would handle a 40, 50, 60 year old patient... ... (53 replies)

... Just wanted to get people's opinions on what is going on. I have been in pain for 15 years. I could never find a doctor to operate on me, telling me it was too risky and could make it worse. ... (7 replies)
... I would be tempted to make an appointment with a spine specialist -- either a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon whose practice is limited to the neck and back...most do not require a referral from your PCP or family doctor. This way you will get the appropriate tests ordered and will end up with a proper diagnosis, and a plan for treatment. You... (1 replies)
... Hi there. I am relatively new to the boards here. I am 40 yrs old and was diagnosed with Scheuermanns Kyphosis when I was in my mid-teens (nothing done about it though - not even a back brace, just a "have a nice day, bye now". I also have a slight scoliosis. In 2011 I had excruciating pain like migraine accompanied by neuralgia symptoms that left me totally debilitated... (8 replies)
... For the last 5 years I have had extremely bad low back pain. For 3 of those years I was told by numerous doctors that I just needed to stretch more. Finally They did an MRI and noted a herniated L4 -L5 and a herniated L5-S1 along with some spinal stenosis and slight scoliosis. It has seemed that my pain is not taken seriously, and they always say " you are too young for back... (8 replies)
Scoliosis dramas
Aug 22, 2013
... I know exactly what you are going through. I have (or did have) and 18 degree curve in my back, could be worse, but not sure. I was told 5 years at age 40 that I have scolisois and my family doctor (at the time) said they can not do anything. Have not be back in awhile. Is been awhile since I have been able to wear a belt as well. Pants dont it right either, I am... (5 replies)
Scoliosis dramas
Aug 22, 2013
... to get me out of doing certain nursing work but ive looked after ppl for so many years i think its time for "me". Time to see a doctor me thinks! ... (5 replies)
Scoliosis dramas
Aug 21, 2013
... It sounds like you have a rather good size curve. The only way to correct it is to have it surgically corrected. Best to have it done by a doctor that specializes in surgery for adult scoliosis. ... (5 replies)
... I agree with both of you. The only glitch is my mom has already paid 1500 dollars for me to see my Chiropractor for one year. I feel like I have to keep going. I do get relief when he adjusts my back and neck... but I feel like it's only triggering my spine to go out of whack a week later. Now that I am in pain AGAIN I will not workout- and when i do feel better I will walk.... (8 replies)
... et scoliosis...but I would think you would want to see a spinal specialist to be sure of an accurate diagnosis. You can waste a lot of time with a PCP or family doctor who knows just enough to keep you from getting the treatment you need. ... (3 replies)
... Having asking my doctor about these cramps in the ribs I am surprised to find it appears so common in others. My doctor could offer no help what so ever and I have had to endure these unbelievably painful events on my own. ... (9 replies)
... My MRI states that i have slight scoliosis to right side. Now i sprained my back on the right side and have right sided chronic tense back pain. ... (0 replies)
... A couple of clarifications are in order. I saw my pcp today and he clarified a lot of things for me. (Not that my surgeon didn't give me the information, I could just communicate with my PCP better after mulling over the surgeon visit. I do not have severe disc degeneration. I have facet hypertrophy so severe at L4L5 that the central canal is basically nonexistent. ... (2 replies)
... ot of leg pain for several years. I had 3 epidurals a year apart and they helped up until last November. At that point the leg pain got so severe that the pain doctor told me he can't help me anymore. So I went to a spine center at a major university hospital an hour away. ... (2 replies)
... I have more or less the same problem. I am sixteen and have scoliosis which has degenerated rapidly in the past 3 years. Right now its a 32degree curve. ... (3 replies)
... It's important to know the degree of scoliosis. Then talk to the doctor about treatment options. Sometimes if the degree is slight they will see if it straightens as he grows. ... (8 replies)
... My daughter has 62 degrees scoliosis and underwent surgery last December. Your son can get injured for joining the JRTOC. He needs braces for a few years. ... (8 replies)
... do urge you to see an orthopedic spine specialist or a neurosurgeon who specializes in the spine. This doesn't mean you need surgery, but it does mean you need a doctor who is well versed in treatment of this. I hope you will follow thru and let us know what you find out. ... (6 replies)

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