Scoliosis Support Group

Scoliosis affects all ages. Unlike the naturally occurring curves in the spine, scoliosis causes the spine to curve abnormally to the left or right.

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  • enigmaticloner

    Adult Back Brace

    I recently started seeing another chiropractor that specializes in scolisis and he has recommended me a back brace for me to wear a few hours a day to help prevent my curve from progressing and also to help with the back pain that I've been getting over the years. My question is has anyone here worn a back brace as an adult and if so have you seen any help with being able to stand longer and/or...
  • mistergreen90

    Is scoliosis my fault? :(

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    At 16 to 18 years I lost weight down to 55 kg as a male due to anxiety and psychosis in school. I dont think there were mineral or calcium defficiences since we made blood tests and such. But at 19 years I got diagnosed with a 25° S curve scoliosis. At 19 years I started to gain weight fast and now my weight is good (normal).Was that the cause of my scoliosis? Having little muscle and being...
  • thornesaab

    Is scoliosis my fault in any way? Did I worsen it?

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    At 19 years Ive been diagnosed with scoliosis. Im 20 years old now. (Male)Ever since Im worrying a lot about it and cant get it out of my head. I also workout (a little bit) 3 days per week or so, sometimes less or more. (For 1 hour a day)It hinders me a little from working out. I get anxious when thinking about it because I think its my fault.My mother always tells me its my fault or at least I...
  • Mariko

    Harrington rod surgery

    Hi,  I've had a 14 inch  harrington rod implant 41 years ago come this july.  I have constant pain and have difficulty walking now. I'm just looking for similar persons around my age to talk to. I live in Hawaii and I don't know any other person who has had this surgery done, even though it was performed at Tripler Army Medical Center. It would be nice to talk to someone who can relate to what...
  • LizB.

    surgery

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    Hi! I'm 42 years old with 54 degree. Thinking about getting surgery, but scared. Does anyone have recommendations or stories?
  • mistergreen90

    Is scoliosis purely congenital?

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    Do you agree/disagree with this statement? "A poor diet can cause or worsen many conditions. Lack of essential nutrients make it impossible for your body to heal normal wear and tear or replace cells that naturally die as part of normal processes. But, Scoliosis can be related to many things; it could even be worsened by a common sitting position where you twist or lean to one side most of the...
  • mistergreen90

    Did I develop scoliosis by starving as a teen?

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     At 16 to 18 years I starved myself to 55 kg as a male due to anxiety and psychosis in school. At 19 years I got diagnosed with scoliosis. Then I took a pill to gain weight fast and now at 20 years its good.Is there a connection between the starvation of myself in teenage years and scoliosis? Did I worsen or develop scoliosis through that? Is it my fault? Can poor nutrition develop scoliosis?I...
  • Dekker

    health concerns as an adult with scoliosis

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    Hi. I am currenty 40years of age and was born with scoliosis. I've had numerous operations through out the years(as a youth)qne have a herrington rod in my back. . I've had good health up til about 5 years ago when I started having asthma like symptoms as well as they noticed my heart murmur is getting louder. I will also be getting a electrocardiogram in two weeks. I have been healthy up til...
  • People tell me I didn't worsen or cause my scoliosis. How is that?
  • itzz_kmhill

    Is scoliosis causing knee pain ??

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    I'm 13 and have only been  diagnosed with scoliosis for almost a year . These last few days I've been having really bad knee pain . Is this because of having scoliosis or is it something else ? Please help me out ..
  • TheaterMom

    My daughters Cobb measurement HAS to be wrong!

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    Hello everyone, thank you for having me. My daughter went in for an xray of her spine this week, and her doctor called us to tell us she has a 70 degree curve. We were shocked, scared, and beyond emotion at the thought that she may need spinal surgery. She's never had pain, and visually you cannot tell she has scoliosis at all unless you know really what to look for (her doc noticed it last year,...
  • dancingbean

    I'm having trouble feeling like myself

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    Hi, I'm 14 years old and have been diagnosed with scoliosis for almost 3 and a half years and have had a back brace for a little less than 3 and a half years. I was diagnosed in 5th grade, which wasn't a good year for me in general. Once I was given my back brace, I started having trouble feeling like myself. I used to be friendly, smiling a whole lot, and I felt extremely confident in the way I...
  • dr.thrax

    Is scoliosis my fault?

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    Got a diagnosis for scoliosis. Its about 20° S curve, im 18 years now.Is there something Ive done wrong to get it? Did I worsen it somehow? (Did I increase the degree somehow?)Im a very anxious person and I worry a lot. It would be nice to know if that was my fault or not. So did I worsen my scoliosis somehow?There was a time I had very poor eating habits due to anxiety and psychosis in school I...
  • TonyaC

    Adult Braces for Posture Correction?

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    I was told I have scoliosis since I was about 11. Now that I'm 53 years old, I'm becoming more and more self conscious about it. My upper back is rounded and hunched, sticks out and clothes look terrible on me. I'm 5'2" and 160 lbs which doesn't help my appearance I know.  I do not have constant pain, but I've noticed that when I sneeze or cough, my upper back does hurt and sometimes pops. I'm...
  • 3crazygirls

    6 year old with EO Juvenile Scolisosis

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    My daughter was just diagnosed and we are awaiting appointment with a specialist. She has a 34 degree thoracic curve and an 18 degree lumbar curve. We are quite devstated and I have given myself a crash course in EO Juvenile Scoliosis. Seems we are heading towards bracing and given her curvature and age she is liekly to need surgery down the road, but we'll cross that bridge when we get...