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I have a 53 degree curve in my upper back(between my shoulder blades) and about a 20 degree curve in my lower back. As a teenager in constant motions because of various things like sports, school, hanging out with friends etc, my scoiliosis caused me unbearable pain sometimes. My doctor told me that ...

Ackley4

I am the mother a 14 yr old girl who has just been diagnosed with ais. We are going to start immediate pt and then be reexamined. I do not anything on this disorder or treatment,exercise, or basically any information I can access. Our family would like to do all the changes we can to correct this i ...
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Actholy

My name is Angela i am new to this group,very glad i found it. I had scoliosis surgery when i was 11 my curve was around 60,was straightend to a 23 and now after all these years im back to a 42 im 31 years old i'm married,I have 4 children.I have alot of lower back pain now,I also have the degenerat ...

Ada Jane Pearson

I had fusion for lumbar AIS in july 1981 Harrington rod inserted this rod started to bend at the top and one of the hook at the top came away. I had to have a replacement rod four months later in nov 1981. The replacement rod had to removed at end of jan 1982 the hook at the bottom came away. Th ...
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AisCoping

Learning to Cope             "Well, the curve did progress." The doctor measured the curves shown on my computerized x-ray image. "She was wearing the brace 21 hours out of the day like prescribed though, it shouldn't have gotten worse." My f ...
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AlexBaileyy

I was diagnosed with scoliosis when i was 10 years old. I am now 14 years and 9 months. I had a C curve which pushed my ribs out to the right and they were very prominent. As the curve in my spine was getting worse over the months. My heart and lungs were getting squashed and if i hadnt of had the ...

Ande18

Hi my name is Ande and I was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 11 by my mom. Trying on a cheerleading uniform, she kept telling me to stand up straight(my shoulders were tilting). So for the next 3 years I wore a brace for 18-23 hours a day, basically the only time I could take it off was for cheerlea ...
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Angelsarehome

At 14 had harrington rod put in at Shriners Hopsital of Philadelphia(1984). I was fine until I had my son in 1987, he broke the bottom hangy part of my spine because he was huge (8lbs 8oz- 23"long) Went back to Shriners and they said it would be fine but I couldn't come back there anymore because I ...

Anicolej12

when i was eleven y.o. i was dress shoping and my strap kept falling off on one side thats when my mom decided to pay a visit to the pediatrician. i am now twelve y.o. i am very insucure because of the way i look my friends at school all have many questions two girls even said it looks like i have t ...
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Anna K.

Hello everyone! Thank you for your interest in my story. My name is Anna, I'm 32 y.o. and I live in Russia. What I remember from my childhood is that I had always been the youngest kid among all other children. I was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 2 and I spent all my childhood in a specialized san ...

Annieconnolly@yahoo.com

I had a harrington rod inserted in 1984 at age 16 from T6 to L2 for a reverse C shape of 46 degrees. I now have two children and have managed pain ok in the past by doing yoga, swimming, Pilates, physio and seeing an osteopath routinely. However in the past year my pain has increased, waking me pr ...

Ashleynd92

I found that I had scoliosis when I went to my yearly physical. My doctor noticed one of my arms was shorter than the other. I was fourteen. I went to see an orthapedetist. I had a X-ray taken, I found that my spine had a 35 degree curvature. I either could wear a brace or have surgery. I wanted to ...
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Ashleyzeexoxo

In the beginning of 2010, I found out I had scoliosis. They thought it wasn't bad, but sent me to my local hospital for an x-ray. When they took my x-ray, they told me instead of the 10 degrees they thought my spine was, it was 48 degrees. I then had to see a specialist. This was so overwhelming, ...

Barbara732

Hi everyone my name is Barbara and im 23 years old n from New Jersey. I had scoliosis ever since I was little and has gotten worse over the years. Im getting surgury in june 2012 and really nervous.My curvature is like an S and the top curve is 68 and bottom is 45. Im suppose to be starting college ...

Bevric

Hi All My name is Bev and I'd like to share my story: My scoliosis was noticed during swimming lessons at school in 1984 and I had an S shape curve. I was operated on in November 1984 and had a Harrington rod inserted (T3-L3), which has remained in place. I suppose i was lucky in the fact that i h ...
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Blondebeca

Hi, im a sixteen year old girl and my scoliosis was discovered when i was 14, nobody really noticed my scoliosis at first, it wasn't until my shoulders became extremely uneven that i went to the doctors and was diagnosed with scoliosis, when i was first diagnosed my curves were already at 50 degrees ...

Burnside

I hope I have the right page.  My name is Dave and I am 43 years of age.  When I was 17, 26 years ago I was in a car accident and  fractured a lower vertibra.  I was flown to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and they put me back, back together.  I was told tha ...

Cadams

I have 2 harrington rods and 11 fustions. Operation I had when I was 12 years old. I havve flatback syndrome and many problems now. I am having alot of pain in my lower back and my neck. I am looking for other people with this problem. The doctor wants to fuse my neck in three places. I don't ...

Carmina1uk

I've had a scoliosis of the spine since I was seven diagnosed after falling over the banisters and surviving a three flight drop. I discovered much later in life that it is hereditary. Both my parents have it in their family trees. My mother's appears after fifty while my father's appears in early c ...

Cathy271

I was in my late forties when they finally discovered what was wrong with my back.  I had been in pain off and on since my twenties.  I had surgery (10and1/2 hours) which fused 7 and 1/2 vertebra from t 11 through lumbar spine.  That was in 2000.  It caused a double knee re ...

Ciaramissa

I'm 13 have a 45 lower curve 41 upper curve.Getting brace in a few days.In 6th grade school noticed curve but said it was no big problem but 7th grade they said I should go to a doctor.Scoliosis runs in my family some of the older generations are getting scoliosis surgery. I have back pain it's ann ...

CJStephens

Hello,My name is CJ, I was diagnosed with Scoliosis when I was only a baby. Despite being a very young age when diagnosed I have never had any form of treatment to help. My parents did not like the idea of my having an operation so young ( it was offered when I was 5). I have only seen a doctor at t ...
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Clowder

hi. i'm kinda hoping someone out there has experienced something similar or can shed some light on what it is that has happened to me. currently i have pelvic obliquity, a dislocated femur, and scoliosis resulting from contracted trunk muscles which now cause my pelvis to ride up against my ribcag ...

CoCoShontell

I am a 32 year old female and I have severe AIS with Harrington Instrumentation and fusion. I had my surgery at 16 years old. A dreadful 10 hours to correct a then 85 degree right thoracic curve and about a 43 degree left thoracic curve. The fusion is from T7-T11 and the rods are T3-L2. Surgery of ...

Curvd4lifemn

Hi my name is Tina I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was in Jr. High. 13 or 14 yrs of age. I wore a Milwaukee Brace for 3 yrs, 23 hrs per day. I am now in my late 40's. I was told that if my parents chose surgery, that I would have had a 50/50 chance of ever walking again!  Had 1 successful ...

Debbymill

Hi all, im so chuft to have found this website, somewhere that other people understand what pain im in. Im 33 and have just had my 4th operation 6 months ago. im not to sure of the degrees of my curve, but know ive now been fused from my neck to the base of my spine and also have a cage around the ...

DonnaSue

I was first diagnosed with Scoliosis at age 40 when I developed sciatica.  Since that time I have had six different surgeries.   My last surgery, on May 15, 2013, consisted of rods attached at the base of my spine and attached to each of nine vertebrae, through T10.  My neck is also f ...

Drlamantia

Although I do not have scoliosis, I am a spinecor provider as well as a Chiropractic Neurologist. I have dedicated my practice to caring for scoliosis patients, and currently see patients in 8 states. I have been doing this since 2004, and have been able to reach people in need in this way.  My ...

Dukercook

I presented with concentrated back pain. They found mild scoliosis and schmorls node.
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Efrucht

Everyone has a story.  My body tells mine with it's multitude of scars that tell the story of my deformed spine and weak bones.  All of which have been surgically corrected on more than one occasion leaving me feeling better physically but lousy emotionally. Scoliosis not only affe ...
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Eloise

I first noticed that there wasnt something completely right when I was trying on a bra (I was 9/10 yrs). My Aunty and my mum kept saying 'stand up straight' and I replyed 'I am!', I also felt really uncomforatble in bed as it felt like i was sleeping on cobbles. The following week my mum arranged an ...
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EmBRACEher

Hello! My name is Maggie! I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was in 4th grade. I was far from done growing, so they knew they had to "watch my back" (; Now I'm in 8th grade and they've finally decided it's time to give me the brace. At first, I was just nervous that my brace was going to make m ...

Emma26

I have congenital scoliosis. I do not know a lot about my condition because i have not seen a specialist since i was young. i have been referred to see a specialist in Cardiff because my pain is getting worse.

Evelyn

Hi, my name is Evelyn and I discovered that I had scoliosis at the age of 12. My mum noticed it when she was walking behind me and saw that one shoulder blade was more pronounced than the other. I therefore went to see a doctor and he told me that I had scoliosis. From then onwards it has been a par ...

Flissfloss

Hi! I have a corkscrew scoliosis in my thoracic region. It was discovered after I presented various symptoms similar to thoracic outlet syndrome - numbness and weakness in my right side. In 1999 I had my first left rib removed due to the same condition. I have been unable to play my flute for two ...

Geezerlaw

Brace ages 11-16. Harrington Rods at 16. surgery to remove part of a rod that became dislodged and to do some "clean up" work on spine at 30. Have flat back syndrome - major pain now at 42.

GeorgiaLovesAmie-LeighForEver

Hi, my name is georgia and i am aged thirteen. I have scoliosis. i have to have two operations on my spine. My first operation is my spinal fushion, i am having that op thursday 1st march 2012. i am having my secound op on the thursday 8th march 2012. i am going into hospital on the wednesday 29th f ...

Guylaine

I had surgery in may of 1982. I was 13 years young. Since then everything went preety good.I have 2 young boys now.Did not have any problem with my back so for. but for the last year or so iI feel some changes. I want to find a doctor so I can find out if there is somes changes or/and why!??

Hannah.majorette

My name is Hannah. I am fifteen, and I have Scoliosis.  I was diagnosed in the 6th Grade when my school did their yearly scoliosis screening. At the time, my scoliosis was mildly severe. For two years, I kept going to my Orthopedic Surgeon every six months, but my curves never changed. In Octo ...
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Haolemike

I've been aware of my scoliosis since my early teens. I've been fortunate in that it hasn't restricted my activities very much, and I haven't had to have surgery, so far. As I get older (now 61), the curves are progressing, and discomfort/pains are increasing, but so far so good. I don't know what w ...

Hart392

My daughter has had scoliosis since she was fifteen and now is nineteen.  She will be going on her third surgery in May!!  We are hoping to have some supporters so I set up this fundraising quest for her on http://www.indiegogo.com/Scoliosis-awareness  where  you can read al ...

HelenFWallace

Hi, my scoliosis was diagnosed when I was 39.  I read an article in a magazine in my doctor's surgery about scoliosis and recognised some of the features mentioned in myself.  I have a 'S' curve affecting thoraic and lumbar spine, and there is possibly a third curve in my neck.  Ove ...

Ilovesnow

I am a 17 year old female from Hampshire. I have curvature of the spine at the top of my back. I have worn a spinal brace since I was 10. I found the brace extremely uncomfortable as I had to wear it 23 hours a day, but I think my curve would have been even worse if I hadn't. The brace did stop the ...

Indigomiller

Hi my name is indigo and I'm 17I'm a senior in high school and i was diagnosed with scoliosis when i was in 5th grade. Throughout my life i have gone to many doctors and all of them have said different things. When i started middle school i got fitted for the spinecor Soft Brace. The brace is supp ...

Itsmegg

Hey all, just wanted to let you know that you CAN help yourself without surgery. I was diagnosed when I was 14. The doctors told me if I didn't get the surgery I would be crippled in the near future...They didn't even believe in the benefits of physical therapy. The surgery just didn't seem like a g ...

Izzypocus

I was formally diagnosed with scoliosis in 2001, at the age of 17, even though I had told my mom years ago that my spine was crooked. I went to the chiropractor with a history of headaches, and ended up treating the scoliosis. I also have a congenital cervical fusion (KFS) in c-2 and c-3. In augu ...
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James Fooks

I had a motorcycle accident in 1996 which fractured my pelvis and broke various other parts of my body, including my legs, spine and buttocks. I have been dealing with the long lasting effects of a broken pelvis (and a few other things) since my disagreement with a refuse truck in 1996.  Appr ...

Jan123

I found out I had scoliosis when I was 14, and was referred to Mr Leonard at the Freeman hospital. He said I had a major double curve and at 50 and 57 degrees said he would just keep an eye on me. I went to see him every 6 months, each time the curves getting bigger, but I really didn't want to have ...
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Jaspia Singh

hi im jaspia singh i have neuromuscular scoliosis i found out today with my mum that when i stop growing i should have an operation but that would mean i cant move round as much as i can now and im only 12 and if i dont have it later on in life then i will lean alot more over to the left and it wi ...

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Jennaray

Scared to death..My daughter is having her surgery on Nov 21st 2011 at Childrens Hospital Boston. She has 54 degree and 38 degree turns. She is 13 years old and the clock is ticking down and I am worried sick. Any tips re preparation that will help Sadie's recovery easier, faster? This is all happ ...

Jensey

I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 13 years old when my Mom noticed that my hems hung crooked and my collar bones looked uneven.  I had a 22 degree thoracic curve and a 30 degree lumbar curve.  I wore a Boston Brace until I was 17 and my curves remained unchanged.  My scol ...
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Jharmon1990

My name is Jenna and I am 22 years old from IL. I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was about 14 or 15. When I was first diagnosed, my family and I thought I had idiopathic scoliosis, which means there is no known cause. Of course, for any 14/15 year old, getting a diagnosis like that is just he ...
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Jodyne

I am 58 years old  THE STORY OF MY SPINE : I have always known about my scoliosis but when I was growing up doctors didnít have a lot of solutions. I was told it was too late to do anything and that one day I would have to accept that I would be in a wheelchair. I tried not to ...

Jojo77

Hello Everybody!! I am so happy to be joining you and the lovely Simone, to blog with you guys!! My name is Jo and i have double Curavate of the spine, my spine used to be so bad bent backwards and inwards and i have had nine spine operations to help correct this, its been hard at times but i always ...

K-a-t-i-e

I had surgery when I was 13 (just before my 14th birthday). I was in the RNOH Stanmore hospital for 2 weeks before they let me go home. During those 2 weeks I had 2 operations, with a week in between them. Luckily my operations were at the very beginning of the summer holidays so it gave me time t ...

Kathman23

When I was 13 my back kept hurting constently ever time I would do a physical activity. One day I could braley walk so i told my mom to look at my back (she is a nurse) she said it did look like scoliosis so she wanted to take me to the doctor to see. He said I did and that it was a double on my bac ...
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Kelseysmum

hello my name jill ,we have just found out our 2 year old daughter kelsey has scoliosis after having concers about her since christmas and visiting the health visitor 4 months ago and being told she was fine i knew there was something not wright with her wee back.the past 2 weeks has been full of ap ...

Kimmie79

I had Harrington rods placed when I was 14 years old, I am now 25. Just interested in the subject.
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KRO1973

Hi there, my name is Anthony Page and i live with my wife Anne and my 3 boys and we also have a foster child.I live in Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset but originally i was born in Wolverhampton. I was born a healthy 7LB 7OZ baby boy back in July 1973, when i was 18 months old my mother noticed ...
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Ladyricochet1234

This is my story www.soundforscoliosis.com

Lauren

My story started in 7th grade when my school was screening for scoliosis. I was told I had about a 15 degree curve and that it should be monitored yearly with x-rays. For whatever reason I didn't get back for 2 years and next thing we knew the curve was about 30-35 degrees. I was braced to see if th ...

Leebauer04

I had first fusion (lumbar) at 14 yo. injured fusion in 1993 and now i am fused from t3 through my sacrum
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LiisaShearer

My name is Lisa, I am 17 years old. I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was about 12-13 years old. I kept going to the hospital quit often to have X-rays and MRI's to see how my back was doing and to see if my spine got any worse. At the time the docter told me I wouldn't need surgery because I ...

Lindaaanderson

I was diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis at a school medical when I was around 12. Nothing much was done about it then - I recall occasional trips to Bolsover Street, X Rays and osteopath appointments, but apart from some slight concern re the rib hump I wasn't in pain so just got on w ...

LISA

I had an x-ray when I was 16 showing a 20 degree curve in the spine and I had stopped growing so nothing was ever discussed for treatment. I went on with my life, but about 5 years ago, at the age of 36, I started having pain in what I thought was my hip. I have continued with my job but have fou ...
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Liz

I was born with Scoliosis. I had a milwaukee brace from the age of 4 1/2 to 10 years then had a Harrington rod fitted in Edinburgh at the age of 10 years. I had a further operation 6 months later to check that the spine had fused, luckily it had. After my rod was fitted I wore a plaster cast for 6 ...
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Lizle

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Ljrgomez

Now 11 weeks post surgery.I am 55, British, diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in the mid-60s when I was 13. Partly because my parents were busy and fraught, and partly because the consultant must have been anti-surgery, the message was that there was nothing that could be done, although ...

Lloveliest

1993 Scoli surgery. Rods got infected in 2002. Had one debreadment surgery and a PICC Line for 9 weeks. No such luck and in 2002 I had the rods removed and I feel wonderful today.
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Llweyn

My family doctor first noticed my scoliosis, in the thoracic region, when I was 8 but nothing was said to my mother about it being treatable at that time. A year later, when I had to see my doctor again about a very bad sunburn/blister, he was upset that my scoliosis wasnít being treated for it was ...
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LoopyLin

I  am now 43 years old, I had Harrington rod when I was 11 so over 30 years ago,  still in there.  I have 2 girls, and 1 granddaughter.  Over the past years i have had numerous problems, the recent one in march this year when i ended up in ICU and family being told i may not ...

Lori

Adult onset found at age 19 or 20. Constant pain, muscle spasms.

Macarmen

Hello every one, I have just discovered this page; I would like to share with you my story briefly. I am Mexican, living currently in Mexico City. My surgery was in 1974 almost 36 years ago, the correction was made with two Harrington rods, overall I have really had a very good life, I have l ...

MadameRach1234

My name is Rachel, and I was diagnosed with scoliosis, which is a deformity to an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine, in 8th grade when I was 13 years old. This is a personal story, and would like to share my experience being cured for scoliosis. I am 19 years old, and my spine now is straight ...

MaddyLobby

Hello All!My name is Maddy. I'm 16 years old, and I live in North Dakota. I had Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. When I was in 4th grade, my parents noticed that I didn't have the ability to sit up straight, and that one of my shoulders sat lower than the other. Going to the doctor, he told me ...

Maggie09

Marit

I am a 50 year old woman from Norway. I was diagnosed at the age of 4-5, and got my first corset made of plaster. Then I got Blounts brace and in the end Milwakee. My curves are now 70 and 80 and some degrees. It can luckely only been seen without clothes! I have hade almost daily headaces since ...

Marti

I discovered my own scoli at age 10 when I looked in the mirror and noticed the diference in my waist and hips. Many things were tried including the milwauke brace but I continued to progress. At age 37 my orthopedist told me that new things were being done to help patients like me ( severe trippl ...
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Meghull

Hi :) My name is Meg Hull and I was diagnosed with Scoliosis at the age of 12! No one in my family had noticed... it was when I was getting a back massage from the spa down the street that my masseuse noticed the curvature of my spine. He then told my mom and we booked our first hospital appointment ...

Mickeymouse

*from an asult* i have a few disabilitys, but as for scolsiosis, it was about 7ish years ago from an asult that i have it now as time gos on other things are hapening *im making a lot story short*

MissRohs85

I got my scoliosis diagnosis today. I am 26 years old but was initially sent to a doctor when I was 12 for uneven shoulders. I went to a chiropractor a couple times and then didn't really do anything about it after that...I don't really remember why. Maybe he thought I would grow out of it? Needle ...

Misterkatamari

Hi everyone, my name's Patrick.I'm a 23 year old guy who was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was a teenager, and was already done growing. My curvature is minimal, but apparently it has caused some serious degenerative changes in my spine, and the curvature itself is progressing slightly.I have tw ...

MsNewTampa

Bionic Girl's Mom:  My fifteen year old daughter was a patient for 4 years @ Shriner's Hospital/Tpa.  She didn't get the brace since it's congenital scoliosis w/ a single right kidney only.  After 4 years, the doctor indicates it was a misread & her curve went from 38 degrees ...

MusicNerd

I'm a fourteen year old girl, that one year ago this summer (2011) was told she had a condition called scoliosis.People don't believe how much being told this information can change you. My professor told me that I had the choice to wear a boston brace or have the operation.My parents were strongl ...
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Nascarchick76

I am writing in regards to my 13 year old daughter Meggan we just found out friday that she has scoliosis with a 70 degree turn now. We are waiting to get into a surgeon to see what they can do. As a single mother with 2 other children and a bad back myself this is hard and I am looking to find othe ...

Natalie1950

I a new to this website. I had a posterior fusion with instrumentation 28 years ago. I also had multiple decmpressions at the same time.All went well.A couple of years pot surgery one of the two rods broke but I did not feel any pain from it. Now I have been diagnosed with Pagets disease of the bone ...

Nbeacham

Hi my name is Andrea and I have been to neurosurgeons, neurologist, orthopedics and all I get is bounced back and forth and told I'll have to learn to cope with this pain that I have.  I'm told I have what is known as a Flatback.  I can't find anyone who can help me.  Does anyone have ...

Nexus10

I am a 39 year old male living in the east midlands, my scoliosis was inherited from my mother. I first noticed it in my early teens, but for many years rite up to my mid to late twenties it was not too bad a didn't really cause me any issues. in my early thirties that all changed and I start ...

Nutty5

My daughter Breanna is 12 years old in a couple days and was diagnosed with scoliosis in August. We just got her into a specialist. When we first found out she was diagnosed it was through an X-ray for her asthma.  At that time her spine was at a 20-21 degree angle.  In just a matter of mo ...

Oldtman

I am 45 year old man and living with a very severe case of scoliosis.    My degrees are 118 degrees over 87 degrees , with a 25 degree curve in the neck.    My complications are so difficult now, that i could never think of having any kind of fusion. &nbs ...

Olwyn

daughter with IP awaiting sugery summer 2005

Pint47

I am 65 yrs old, never knew I had scoliosis until my early 60s. My back fusion was T10 to pelvis done two yrs ago. I have had a lot of issues after my surgery, I have lymphadema in both my legs since my surgery. I can not stand erect and walk without leaning forward still. I recently read about flat ...

Queenofcrayola

Hi... my name is amanda.  I am 29 years old and I was diagnosed with idiopathic childhood scoliosis in middle school when they did the scoliosis check. My doctor sent me to newington children's hospital which eventually became Connecticut children's medical center. They fitted me for a Boston ...

Rena27102

I'm 36 I had my surgery when I was 12.In 1989. Since I've had the surgery. I been diagnosed with degenetrative disease. Osteoarthritis, rehemathritius, muscle spasm.Nothing but pain. Been turned down for disability 5 times. Can you even receive disability for scoliosis. In need of help.

Retterath

interested in ozone therapy for discs.

Rhian

I am a Midwife from the Uk with a 3 year old niece with a 76 degree idiopathic scoliosis. (Her mother and uncle also have scoliosis but it is apparently not hereditary). My niece Amber has had a brace for about 3 months since diagnosis just before her 3rd birthday in June 2006, and had an appointmen ...

Rosemary Wolkon

Intense back pain increasing over the years. Am now almost 65, and realize that I have shrunk about 4 inches in the past 6-7 years or so. Treatment mostly various types of typenols, to ibuprofens. to naproxyns, to real pain pills, none to much good for more than an hour or so. And on and on it goes ...

Rosequartz

I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 13 years old.  Within 3 months of diagnosis I had corrective surgery for my 88 degree curvature.  I had both spinal fusion (using bone from my hip) and harrington rods attached to my spine.  This was over 13 years ago now.&nb ...
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Rosie1978

hi i am 33 years old and had zielke instrumentation inserted . i have had severe muscle spasms and pain for the past three years, i have tried all sorts of pain relief and am waiting to have revision scoliosis correction surgery later this year. i wear morphine patches to have with the pain bu ...

Rusty999

Just found out today by telephone that I have ScoliosisI am 56I had awful pain in my back for some time and the doctor  requested an xray of the Lumbar region The nurse was able to tell me on the phone today that it appeared that i had Scoliosis [right something]The pain is generally in ...

RuthHawkey

Hi! My name's Ruth.I'm 14 years old, born on 20 December 1996.In the January of 2010, I started getting backache. It got worse and worse, but we saw nothing wrong with my spine. Sleeping was getting progressively difficult and I found myself breathless easily.In the April of 2010, I started my per ...

Samantha

              My name is Samantha. I am eleven years old and in 6th grade. In, I believe August 2010, I was at the doctor fr my normal physical. At the end, she checked my spine and found a bump on my back. She sent me to a Orthopedic, ...

SarahWalter

I was diagnosed as having Scoliosis, curvature of the spine, at a very early age. My mother took me to the doctors when she had noticed that my spine was curving whilst bathing me one night.My spine gradually got worse, as I grew; it grew outwards causing me to bend to the left. It's sort of in a ...
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Scoli Oli

I've had scoliosis since I was in my teens, never treated. My daughter has it too and is recovering very well from surgery in May 2008. We're hoping she will be told that she can leave the brace off, at her next Consultant appointment in November.
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ScoliSurvivor

I was diagnosed with a double major curvature at the age of 14 at Shriners Hospital in Tampa, FL. At that time my curves were around thoracic 45 and lumbar 37. I was told I was finished growing after x-rays were taken of my hand and that the surgery was strongly recommended because my curve was so ...

Shirleyroselite

I have cervical, and lumbar disc problems[degeneration and herniation], scoliosis, and arthritis. I also have Addison's and am looking to alternatives to risky operations.

Spiney

Congenital spondylolithesis, fusion L4/L5 1970, anterior/posterior fusion with instrumentation (cage, rods, screws) L3/L4 2000

Stephie

Hi, my names steph :-) I was diagnosed with scoliosis at 13 but didnt have surgery until i was 18 due to hospital delays. I had a 55 degree curve at the top of my spine and had an op to pin the curve, ironically in the shape an S, with the most amazing surgeon i have ever met. Its been 8 years since ...
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SuperSteph

I am 16 years old soon to be 17 in July. I devolped a scolisios when i was around 13 years old. My scolisios was formed because of lack of muscle strengeth due to another medical condition called Ehrlos Danlos Sydrome type 3. Although the doctors think that it is EDS (Ehrlos Danlos) they can not k ...

Susan Kriel

My son of 14 years and 11 months has just been diagnosed with Scheuermann's Disease. I do not as yet know much about this and am trying to find out more. He has acute and constant pain in his left, upper back. He is a keen sportsman.

Susan58

For the past few years I have developed a few aches and pains.  Nothing serious to begin with.  My left shoulder got very stiff, but I put that down to my desk job and massage helped.  Then I began to get pain in my groin which was a dull ache and I was unable to lunge during the ...
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Susannajon

My daughter is 14 and she has idopathic scoliosis. She was diagnosed at ten. Before surgery, her "S" curve was 40 degree thoracic from T3 to T9, and a 70 degree rotatory thorcolumbar from T9 to L4. She was operated on March 9th, 2005 by Dr. Boachie-Adjei at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New ...
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Susie

I was born with Cerebral Palsy and recently was diagnosed with Neuromuscular Scoliosis. When did I know I had Scoliosis you might ask, well I think it was about four years ago by mistake really. I remember being at work and I moved to get something from my desk and my back locked which was very pain ...
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Suzanne

MY son Samuel is 18mths old he has congenital scoliosis and has fusion of the ribs. He has butterfly and hemivertebra in both the cervical and thracic regions. his mri scan showed the scoliosis to be upper thoracic scoliosis to the left side of the body of t3 inferiorly. At present there is nothing ...

Swan

I am 23 years old, female. I was diagnosed with scoliosis as a child, approximately 9 years old. The reason for my condition is unknown; this is what people call Idiopathic Scoliosis. Since we found out I suffer from Scoliosis we decided I should exercise and swim in order to minimise the curve and ...

Sweet_hill_billie_chick

I had a 20 degree curve on bottom and a 18 degree cruve when I first found out. I had to wear a brace for 23 hours a day , and I did I was only 11 when I got it but I wore it everyday just like I was told because I was scared to death of surgery. A year after I found out and after a full year in the ...

Theizzard

The first any noticed I had a curve in my spine I was probably 40. †A doctor was examining me and said do you know you have scoliosis. †i didn't even know what it was. †That was 17 years ago. †3 years ago i had a 3 level 360 fusion at l2-l5 because I had excrutiating leg pain and no stability from ...

Thoctky@aol.com

hello, my story started in 1969 at age 11 when curvature was noticed by family.i wore a backbrace for 2 years then ended up having to go through the ordeal of having the traction applied with the full bodycast every 2 weeks for 2 months at vanderbuilt childrens hospital in nashville,tn. i had one of ...
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Tink333

hello.my name is lucinda, i'm 56 yrs. old.  i came upon this site by accident, looking for an old article.i know i have it somewhere, well, booklets too, about the Risser Table,....and his work.  i remember him fondly.i'm going through many boxes of memoires right now, as i lost my mother ...

Tmjonmaui

Standing tall: Plano hospital offers Hawaiian teen help with debilitating condition Submitted photo - Allie Johnson remained as active as possible while battling discomfort from scoliosis. By Zach Markovic, zmarkovic@acnpapers.com Published: Monday, March 28, 2011 7:24 PM CDT The sun-kiss ...

Tracey89

My Story I found out i had Scoliosis when i was 14, I am now 19 and have not been braced or had surgery which i may have to have in the future. Ive seen different doctors and proffesions who have all given me different answers (3 doctors said it would be for cosmectic reasons and another doctor sa ...

Tripple M

               My Story Hi I'm Morgan , and I have idiopathic scoliosis. I was diagnosed with this condition five years ago,and today I am fifteen.When my mom notice that I had scoliosis she brought me doctor right away , whe ...

Twirlhannah

Hello. My name is Hannah. I am fifteen years old. I found out that I had scoliosis when I was in the sixth grade. I was diagnosed when we had a scoliosis screening at my middle school. They referred me to Dr. Sharon K. Mayberry at Orthopedics for Kids in Birmingham, Alabama. For two m ...

Username11

I cannot believe what the medical community is getting away with, in the name of medicine.  It is a Horrible Travesty that they are being allowed to treat Scoliosis as a disease.  Not as the Injury, which I have been able to prove it really is.  Anyone that has had Scoliosis enter his ...
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Victoria

I am from NZ. When I was 15 I was playing netball and got pushed over and hurt my back. I then went to the GP for a comletely diff thing - to get my iron levels tested, and then my mum mentioned I had hurt my back. he thought he should check it out, so he looked at my back and said, how long has it ...
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Vsylvester

I am the mother of 7 year old girl. I just found out she has an 11 degree curve in the lumbar spine. The doctor really didnt say anything other than "we will monitor". Any info on kids around her age is much appreciated!
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Webmaster

My wife has had scoliosis ever since I met her. Simone Icough Scoliosis Story - http://www.scoliosisnutty.com/icough.php

Wonkywoman

I am 58 and had a spinal fusion with Harrington rod in 1989. Best thing I ever did and my life has been 'normal' ever since.. The Royal Orthopaedic at Stanmore were brilliant but they destroyed all my old x-rays which I was cross about. I had a more recent set done at  Guy's in 2006 and ...

Xtyna21

I was diagnosed at age 11, wore a Millwaukee brace till I was 16.  At age 16, the doctor said my curves was so bad (upper 20's, lower 36 - approximately) that my next apt would be in the hospital room booked for surgery, b/c he was quite certain I would not improve.  Frantically, we went a ...