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jszaradowski posted:
I have had scoliosis since 1994. One day when I came home from the school bus my mom noticed my neck was really messed up. My left ear was pratically touching my left shoulder. She immediately took me to the family chiropractor and they did xrays on my neck/back as well as straightened out my neck. After taking the xrays we found out I had scoliosis. I then went to the chiropractor for 2-3 times a week for 2-3 months for my back. They did manipulations on my back, pushed/pulled on my legs to correct the innequality and I would also lay on a machine that had rollers inside that would go up/down my back. I still have a leg length innequality where my right leg is appx. 2 inches longer than my left leg.Should I be getting this checked every few years or be doing nothing? I have done nothing since the 2-3 months in 1994.

Once in a while I will get pain in my left thigh where it hurts to stand, usually I get this at work like yesterday while unloading the truck which is about 8-9 carts of 36-46LBS. boxes. Like yesterday the pain seemed to be gone after a hour after work which I left at noon when done with the truck which i don't start until it shows up on our lot. Any ideas on what could be causing this?
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bj1208 responded:
hi and welcome to the support group -


first - here's a site on scoliosis


second - what type of physician are you seeing? you should really see either an Orthopedic Spine Specialist or Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist that also deals with scoliosis so they can properly diagnose your back/neck problems. please stop seeing the chiropractor until your know 100% what's going on as there could be other disc problems and they may cause m ore harm than good.


once you have been examined and properly diagnosed they can let you know what treatment options are available.


you should research as much as you can on the internet and write down all questions you have and go over these with the doctor'.


I hope this helps - please keep us posted what you find out - take care - Joy
 
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Anon_1421 replied to bj1208's response:
Ummm, where is the site on scoliosis?
 
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davedsel57 replied to Anon_1421's response:
I'm not Joy, but here is a link to the Scoliosis Center on SpineUndervse.com:

http://www.spineuniverse.com/conditions/scoliosis

jszarodowski, your post actually appeared 4 times and have different replies. Please read through them all and then ask more questions if you need.
Click on my user name or avatar picture to read my story.

Blessings,

-Dave
 
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bj1208 replied to davedsel57's response:
ooops - sorry had forgotten to include site - Thanks Dave~~~


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