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madileigh
06-11-2012, 02:13 PM
Yesterday we were at church services and Ashleigh was wearing a top that was low cut in the back. And man i could really see her scoliosis curves. I never noticed them that clearly before. I could actually see where her spine was curved. And how her ride side was humped up higher than the left side.

Oh and what is a rib hump? I keep seeing it mentioned but have no idea what it is.

chris mom to 4 girls

Ashleigh-13 Diagnosed Type 1 diabetes & Scoliosis
Scoliosis curves-20-30 deg (i can't remember exactly), 55 deg, & 45 degrees

rohrer01
06-11-2012, 02:30 PM
Yesterday we were at church services and Ashleigh was wearing a top that was low cut in the back. And man i could really see her scoliosis curves. I never noticed them that clearly before. I could actually see where her spine was curved. And how her ride side was humped up higher than the left side.

Oh and what is a rib hump? I keep seeing it mentioned but have no idea what it is.

chris mom to 4 girls

Ashleigh-13 Diagnosed Type 1 diabetes & Scoliosis
Scoliosis curves-20-30 deg (i can't remember exactly), 55 deg, & 45 degrees

Madileigh,
Welcome to the forum. I'm sorry to hear that your daughter has been diagnosed with both diabetes and scoliosis. The discrepency in shoulder height is very common in people with scoliosis. The rib hump comes from the rotation that the spine has in order to compensate for the curve. If you have your daughter bend forward with her arms dangling toward her toes, you will see it. Most people have reletively flat backs where both sides look the same. In scoliosis, you will see a difference between the right and left side of her spine. The side where the ribs are elevated is what's called the rib hump. I, personally, have a two rib humps. One is not that bad, but the ribs stick out more on the side. My right arm hits my body when I stand, while my left arm dangles several inches away from my body. Even with that, I've learned to dress it down so that it's not quite as noticeable unless one is looking for it. My shoulders used to be extremely uneven, but as one curve progressed, it brought my elevated shoulder down. There are all kinds of configurations that our torso can take, depending on where our curves are.

May I ask if you also have scoliosis? You mentioned two sets of of curves. Is your daughter the one with the 55* and 45* curves? Is she being seen by a scoliosis specialist? Sorry for playing 20 questions. I guess I'm just wondering what treatment she is having, if any, for her condition or if she is newly diagnosed. I wish you and your family all the best.

Rohrer01