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EricaJ
09-22-2004, 03:03 PM
I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 18 (14 years ago) and up until recently I've had very little pain. I just had a baby and about 2 years ago I lost about 120 pounds. I've been having a lot of pain in my hip and lower back. When my hubby was rubbing my back yesterday he said my back looked strange. He said it seemed as if one side of my back was higher than the other. My friend who is a physical therapist said I should see an orthopedist because it sounded like my spine was rotating. I'm not sure what that means or if it can be corrected. She also said it could be a hump, that is really scary, I don't want to be humped back! I'm really nervous about all of this. I'm going to see my PCP on Wed. and then I hope he will refere me to an ortho. at UVA Med. Center. Any info. you could give me would be great! God Bless!


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spincon58
09-22-2004, 06:03 PM
Erica,
There is really so much info about scoliosis..what in particular are U looking for..When U meet with the ortho dr. he will xray your spine and measure the cobbs angle..2 C what degree your rotation /curve is. Depending that answer U can see if physcial therapy can help your back pain.

Karen Ocker
09-23-2004, 05:35 PM
It would save time and aggravation/money if you went to an adult scoliosis specialist. He/she coud give you more accurate info than a regular orthopedist.
Karen