... Thank you so much. I've just been reading up on the internet (which I know is a mistake) and ran across some terrifying things. I had xrays before and no Dr ever mentioned scoliosis..so I'm thinking it was over looked or not detected. The lump is soft to touch so could be a fatty tumo (10 replies)
... then it makes sense to go to the type of doctor that has the most education and training in the spine. ... (10 replies)
... it just depends on what resources are available to you where you live. Depending on the extent of the scoliosis, you should look for someone who specializes in scoliosis or reconstructive spine surgery. ... (1 replies)
... Mt doctor ordered MRI's of neck, upper back, lumbar and pelvis to try and find out where the nerves were being compressed. All tests came back normal. My doctor suggested I see his neurologist to get her opinion. ... (1 replies)
... Have you thought about malpractice? That would get their attention. Even a letter from a lawyer might do it.
Even the best doctors make mistakes. But this guy sounds like he's kinda iffy if he's on probation. And if his colleagues are circling the wagons in the uncrossable "white line" they all seem to do, your only recourse is to go somewhere else, as Chuck said.
But you... (6 replies)
... I was sent to a department called Occupational Therapy, where the doctor decided to do an MRI of my full spine, minus my neck. The results showed no spinal stenosis so I was sent to a Vascular Surgeon to look for claudication. ... (6 replies)
... rs. later awoke to burning sensations in both legs. I was rushed to ER for surgery, my only thought was that I was happy to get the surgery I was asking for. The doctor we found out later, was on probation for drug use and stealing patient's drugs. ... (6 replies)
... Thank you for your reply, after my surgery in 2011 while I was still in the hospital recovering I told my doctor that I felt a big pop in my back he said the X-ray showed that the fusion was doing fine but I found out that he cut one of the Harrington rods and tried to attach the new hardware to it and that is were it broke he kept telling the X-ray looks good I had a small... (10 replies)
... At the er my blood pressure was 169 over 98. The er doctor told me that this pain was normal, and not to worry about it. He said that there was no need for an xray. He did not seem interested or worried at all. ... (6 replies)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)