View Full Version : Could I have scolosis?

09-22-2006, 10:09 PM
Dear Anybody,

I am 13 years old. I have had heart surgery and while recovering I walked a little slanted because it hurt to stretch out. No one has ever said I have a curvature in my back, and when I ask people they say no. But when I look at myself in the mirror it looks like it. When I move my room around, when I am lifting things basically it starts to hurt really bad. When I recovered, I walked much straighter. I still think there is something there, and it bothers me to see others backs so straight and mine not (at least I think anyway). Could I possibly have Scolosis due to walking with a hunch for 1 month after each of my 6 heart surgeries?

09-23-2006, 01:19 AM

Actually it's "relatively" common for kids who have heart surgery to develop scoliosis. When you go to your doctor next, be sure to ask him/her to check your back.