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Candy
08-23-2004, 12:32 PM
I am 23 years old and was just told that I have 3 mild curves (biggest is 10 degrees). I am in severe constant pain and am having trouble understanding why I never had any pain until about 6 months ago (all of a sudden, no explanation). Has this happened to anyone out there?

Also, I am experiencing several symptoms that I am not sure if they are directly related to the curves. If anyone has any feedback, it would be greatly appreciated. Symptoms include: severe back, neck, hip, knee and leg pain; trouble walking/breathing; trouble sleeping; swollen inflammed back; tingling, numbness, burning everywhere from my neck to my feet; stabbing pain from my neck to my feet (and in the back of my head).

Thanks in advance for any replies!!

LindaRacine
08-23-2004, 02:38 PM
Hi Candy...

You should see a neurologist soon. A 10 degree curve should not cause even mild pain, and definitely none of your other symptoms.

Good luck!

Regards,
Linda

Candy
08-23-2004, 06:11 PM
Hi Linda,

I'm still waiting for a referral, but thanks for your response.

ladyrebel200020
08-27-2004, 08:34 PM
I fully understand where you are coming from mine is the same symptoms. I have had scoliosis since jr. high but was in a wreck 8 months ago and it got worse since. Now i wake up at least 3 or 4 times a night. My husband doesn't believe me that it hurts that bad. I am currently trying to get a doctor to do something, anything at this point would help. Any time you want to talk
yahoo messenger me at ladyrebel200020 or email is ladyrebel200020@yahoo.com

tammy27530
09-21-2004, 08:38 AM
Originally posted by LindaRacine
Hi Candy...

You should see a neurologist soon. A 10 degree curve should not cause even mild pain, and definitely none of your other symptoms.

Good luck!

Regards,
Linda

hi.in some cases a 10 degree curve might not cause any symptoms,but my curve is 28 degrees and i was told the same thing by people. i was told by a scoliosis dr that no matter how small the curve when your spine is not straight it pulls the muscles and ligaments,therefore causing pain.and if the muscles are being pulled it can cause other muscles to start hurting also and if they are near your head you can have the neuro symptoms.it also depends what your pain tolerance is.and when the muscles tighten up they can squeeze nerves and blood vessles,causing numbness and tingling,and if the muscles are tight around you ribs,then it can feel like you cant breath good.so yes you can have severe pain with only a 10 degree curve. have a blessed day.