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Old 31-08-2011, 11:01 AM
Cyl Cyl is offline
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Default what causes sciolosis?


I had no problems with my back until when I was about 10 I fell off a swing onto concrete and really hurt my tail bone, could hardly walk for a week and so on. I had back pain all through highschool and when I started my first job at a supermarket it got so bad I went to see a chiro and they did x rays and it said juvenile ideopathic scoliosis. I could see that the tailbone vertabrae had moved over a little and because of it the rest of my spine curved to compensate.

Could this have been caused by the injury at all?

The thing is my curve is very minor, one in the middle of my back very slight, my shoulder rotates forward so my arm is turned facing a bit forward rather than side on. But I get terrible pain in my shoulder and middle of my back, especially now I started going to the gym. This week I also sprained my ankle, even though I didn't do anything to it and I always use low impact machines at the gym to not hurt myself.

I went to the gym last year quite regularly and didn't have any problems, so is the curve worsening? should I ask for another x ray since its been 10 years? I asked the dr about surgery but him and every other doctor don't recommend it. But I shouldn't restrict my life because of the pain?
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:52 AM
Rodverta Braefusion Rodverta Braefusion is offline
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Default Re: what causes sciolosis?

Cyl, welcome to the forum. I would definitely have some more xrays done to check on the progress. Regarding your Doctors, ask them to send you to a Spinal Specialist. I had my own GP ask me 'is this surgery really necessary? blah, blah, blah', no idea whatsover!
I chose to go with my Neurosurgeons advice, as he was the person responsible for keeping my pre-surgery pain at bay. He recommended me to my surgeon and I have been forever grateful since! Best wishes in your endeavours to get some great advice!
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Old 28-11-2011, 07:37 PM
Zanne Zanne is offline
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Default Re: what causes sciolosis?

I am new...sorry will go introduce myself in a sec. I also got hurt around 10 year of age and had to go for therapy and the curve reduced in the lumbar area and was gone in the Thorax. About 2 months ago I went to see a chiro to help with pain management and she had x-rays done, my scoliosis is worse in my lower back and back in the upper back and it has been over 20 years.

I would ask for x-rays!
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Old 30-11-2011, 10:54 AM
Kara Kara is offline
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Default Re: what causes sciolosis?

The most commion form of scoliosis the cause is not known
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