View Full Version : A little advice

10-15-2012, 01:10 PM
After several years of having issues with my neck and upper back and having been through at least 7 rounds of physical therapy with no real results; I finally insisted on seeing a chiropractor (with my primary care physician who doesn't seem to care for chiropractors) and on day one, he did x-rays and told me I have scoliosis. In looking at the x-ray, it definitely did look curved and it seems I probably developed it as a child/adolescent but it went unnoticed. I guess now I just don't know what I'm supposed to do at this point; everything I've read so far says it's un-treatable as an adult but also says that it shouldn't get any worse either since I'm an adult? Is that correct? I'm 49 by the way. I have to follow up with my primary care physician to get a referral to find out exactly what type it is, but the Chiropractor said it is probably idiopathic. I'm assuming it must not be that bad since I've never noticed it and clearly no one else has either. Any opinions, advice?

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10-15-2012, 01:19 PM
Welcome to this forum. You will get a lot of your questions answered here. Can you get a copy of your x ray and post it for us? Don't let anyone tell you that scoliosis is un-treatable in adults.

10-16-2012, 11:34 AM
I spoke with the chiropractor who did the x-rays and he said that they don't do copies; they will only check them out to my primary care physician and I can get them then. As my next appt. won't be until Nov. 6, I won't be able to do it till then.

10-16-2012, 03:03 PM
i never heard of such a thing...they won't give you copies...???
they don't "do" copies...?
what about getting them on a disc....?
i have never heard of any radiology place refusing a patient...
sounds shady to me....
you have a right to your X rays...you paid for them , you have a right
to them...every doctor i ever saw told me that....


10-16-2012, 06:53 PM
Welcome to the forum. You will find a lot of answers to your questions as well as a lot of support from others with the same experiences. Many on the forum were told that their curves would not progress, but unfortunately, many of us found our curves did indeed increase.