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Old 05-05-2011, 11:41 AM
Springy Springy is offline
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Default Need advice - Not geting the information I'm after

I need advice concerning who I can talk to, to find out:

1. The full details of my conditions
2. How my scoliosis is affecting my muscles
3. What I can do to manage it.

- Local GPS are giving me extremely basic information I already know.
- Physios and Pilates instructors give you exercises but also do not really explain what is happening with my body and why they are doing what they are doing to correct it.

I really just want to sit down with a professional who has time to talk to me.

Would I be able to gain this from seeing a Scoliosis Specialist or a Osteopath and what is the difference between them.

I just want to be empowered. I'm studying anatomy and kinesiology, but I need an expert who has time to go through my condition. I'm sick on relying on other people who help you, but don't empower you. The sad thing is my condition is very manageable if I just had the information.

Springy
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:04 PM
Zanne Zanne is offline
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I am totaly with you on this one. People seems to love keeping us for the money
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:08 PM
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Hello Springy

I just posted a similar message on another thread, maybe you won't see it so I am putting some of that here too...

You would be better advised by seeing a scoliosis specialist. Most physios, osteos and pilates instructors know little about true scoliosis as it is not a common problem and they have had little experience in advising on the condition. While you may feel some treatment is helping, you do need to find yourself a real specialist to see where your curves are at and what your outlook and options are.

There is a listing of specialists on this site, so find one near where you live, even if you have to travel, it is worth it. Or post a message on the forum to let everyone know where you live, and other forum members near you can send you a private message with the name of a specialist.

Get all of the details, then make an appointment to see your regular GP and ask that he/she writes you a referral, which you need to see a specialist. Most GP's are very happy to forward you to a specialist.

Having scoliosis can be very hard and frustrating, but there are many specialists who will help you, if you need it.

All the best with your search,
Christine x
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:54 PM
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A scoliosis surgeon is the only person qualified to give you the information you need. Whether or not you need surgery, it's important to have x-rays every few years to keep an eye on any curve progression.
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:06 PM
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Hi Jen
You contacted me about 1 year ago and I have lost your email address. I wanted to ask you how you went when you had surgery as I am middle age and maybe looking at surgery now that i have had a fast progession in my curve.......Rosie (Brisbane).
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Old 17-12-2011, 03:32 PM
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Glad you found my email address again Rosie!
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