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Joo
08-24-2005, 11:39 AM
I am 24 yrs old now. I realised my body was weird at the age of 12 but was ignored because my parents thought I had a bad posture. It got worst and I started to get very bad backache.In the end I went for medical advice around 20 yrs old. I was diagnosed with scoliosis. My upper body was bent slightly more than 10 degress and de bottom, slightly more than 20 degrees. (I can't remember the exact figure) I was told that my bones are matured hence no treatment is needed.

ABout 2 yrs later,certain areas along my back bone feels numb. I went back for check up and I was told that I had muscle spasm which might be caused by Scoliosis. I was given muscle relexant and was told to exercise regularly. Recently, people around me started to question my figure, and that made me realised the bottom curve had gotten worst. i constantly get gastric,cough and flu too. I go to the gym 2 to 3 times a week and eat regularly.My questions are

WIll the bones get worst after I stop growing?
Do exercises really help?
Is scoliosis really causing muscle spasm?
Am i getting gastric, flu and cough due to it?
Are there any other alternatives apart from surgery?
Can adults use braces to control it as well?