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Old 27-09-2013, 06:44 PM
ralee ralee is offline
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Unhappy im 19 and my conditions deteriorating need help they dont want to operate

I'm 19 years old and i have two severe curves my largest being in the lumbar and a smaller one in the thoracic, I have a number of fused vertebrae in my thoracic section so i have very little movement throughout that top section of my back. I also have deformities all the way down to the very first vertebrae at the stem of mine spine. in 2011 it all went down hill i was bed ridden for two weeks struggling to walk or even make slight movements when I couldn't get in to see my specialist I started seeing a chiropractor and a myrotherapist which helped get me moving again but the pain has never ceased since and seems to only be getting progressively worse as I get older Ive seen a phsyio and under gone exercise phsyio and started my own exercise to strengthen my muscles in order to help with my pain management. so basically I'm in pain every day i struggle to find the energy to to get up most mornings and there's no way I can work all day then go out with friends like someone my age should be doing. i couldn't manage to do any work besides just retail or a desk job anything to intensive would be way to painful. just standing all day is painful enough.
so i guess my question is should i keep waiting for the specialists to decide it's bad enough and continue to worsen or seek other opinions i just really dont know what to do if anyone could suggest a good specialist would be much appreciated am happy to travel interstate as I'm desperate to feel better and have a more normal teenage life any suggestions much welcome thanks
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Old 28-09-2013, 02:42 PM
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:29 PM
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Default Re: im 19 and my conditions deteriorating need help they dont want to operate

You definitely don't want to continue to get worst throughout your adult life... is your specialist an orthopaedic surgeon? Honestly I would get a second opinion. I had mine done at the Royal Children's (I was 18 but think 19 would be pushing it) so can't suggest anyone but have a brilliant GP if you're in Melbourne who could refer you? She's incredible & knows everyone intimately so won't refer unless they're the top.

Hope you're ok - sounds dreadful
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