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Old 07-07-2014, 08:48 AM
Stephaline Stephaline is offline
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Hi there,
I'm Steph, I'm 28 and was diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis when I was 14. I went through brace treatment which prevented some curvature growth, enough for doctors to feel i could opt out of surgery if I wanted to. I did opt out, but as it's been 10 years since my last check up I am nervous about going back to see how my curve is faring as an adult!! My last scan at 18 showed an S curve with 43 thoracic and 49 lumbar degrees.

I didn't feel like I had a lot of understanding or support when I went through brace treatment (and I only had 2 years in it so was one of the lucky ones really!) so I'm in the process of creating a website aimed at children & adolescents to give them support & information. I'd love some help with it, so if you're interested, please PM me

Anyway thanks for having me here!!
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Old 09-12-2014, 04:08 PM
MicheleJ MicheleJ is offline
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Hi everyone,
I am 54 years old and have had back problems since I was around 30
I have never been formally diagnosed but my Chiro say, after seeing my X-rays 13 months ago that I have scoliosis and the beginnings of kyphosis.

I am in an enormous amount of pain and have a great deal of trouble functioning

My doctors have been swapping me form one NSAIDs to the next saying there is not much that can be done

I now have a new doctor who has given me a referral to a spinal injury specialist and said I will need to have a proper diagnosis and probably an MRI

My appointment is on 21 at January. I am very anxious about it and wonder if my Chiro"s diagnosis is correct considering neither of them actually showed me the reports, only the xrays
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Old 16-12-2014, 04:34 PM
faerygirl faerygirl is offline
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Hi everyone, I thought I might introduce myself. I joined up a while ago however I have not posted on here until today I think. Anyway Hi.

I'm 55 and live in Brisbane and I have had scoliosis ever since I can remember - curves are around 65 degrees both ways. I haven't had any surgery on my back and I am interested in natural ways to manage scoliosis.
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