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Thread: Possible causes in my case

  1. #16
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    Very interesting!
    God has used scoliosis to strengthen and mold us. He's good all the time!On this forum these larger curves have not held forever in Spinecor,with an initial positive response followed by deterioration. With deterioration, change treatment.The first year she gained 4 or 5 inches and was stable at around 20/20 in brace, followed by rapid progression the next year.She is now 51/40 (Jan2008)out of brace (40/30 in Spinecor) and started at 38/27 out of brace(Jan2006.) Now in Cheneau.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig831
    Hello to all. I'm 42 yr old male who was diagnosed with severe Kyphoscoliosis somewhere in the 74 to 87 degree curviture back in July of 1981. I have thought about the possible causes to any spinal curviture and mine. I thought hard over the years. One idea dawned on me back in the mid 90's. I vividly remember a position I slept in from ages 11 to 18. In bed face down with my right arm folded under my right side of my chest, possibly pushing the rib cage and spine into a Kyphoscoliosis curviture over the years when your growing. Parents need to monitor there children's sleeping positions. Another cause maybe double jointedness. I was very double jointed as a kid and teens. Children are very limber. They may be playing in ways that may contribute to a spinal curviture over the years when they are growing up. So the important thing is to monitor children's backs as they are growing up. Especially from ages 10 to 18 yrs old. Watch out for the poor postures and when watching TV,Video games and working on PC's. My grandmother back in 1975 said something about my back and no listened. By 1977,my sisters boyfriend at the time said something about my back and then everyone listened. I'm afraid that poor sleep position may contribute to spinal curvitures over time.

    I agree with the sleeping theory, the only way i could fall asleep when i was 9-17 was with my right arm at my side, head facing left, and left are raised above. I slept like that EVERY night, and think that could be a possible cause, No one else in my family was diagnosed with scliosis.

  3. #18
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    I just wanted to add that a few people have said that sleeping postions could/would affect a spine that is prone or pre-disposed to curving, if this is the case then what is it that makes certain peoples spines prone or pre-disposed????
    Last edited by RoundTheTwist; 10-29-2006 at 08:18 AM.
    1st Surgery in 1991 aged 15
    Fused T2 to L2
    'S' curve
    Before surgery T39 L49
    Revision surgery 6th Nov 2006

  4. #19
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    I don't agree with the sleeping theory, either, but I think that the scoliosis happened to get like that over time. Mine is horrible. I have three curves in my back and the worst is in my middle back at 90 degrees. I can't have the surgery because of a lung condition I have. I have slept in all sorts of weird positions and they never caused my scoliosis to become as bad as it is. I hoep this information helps you some.

  5. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig831 View Post
    Hello to all. I'm 42 yr old male who was diagnosed with severe Kyphoscoliosis somewhere in the 74 to 87 degree curviture back in July of 1981. I have thought about the possible causes to any spinal curviture and mine. I thought hard over the years. One idea dawned on me back in the mid 90's. I vividly remember a position I slept in from ages 11 to 18. In bed face down with my right arm folded under my right side of my chest, possibly pushing the rib cage and spine into a Kyphoscoliosis curviture over the years when your growing. Parents need to monitor there children's sleeping positions. Another cause maybe double jointedness. I was very double jointed as a kid and teens. Children are very limber. They may be playing in ways that may contribute to a spinal curviture over the years when they are growing up. So the important thing is to monitor children's backs as they are growing up. Especially from ages 10 to 18 yrs old. Watch out for the poor postures and when watching TV,Video games and working on PC's. My grandmother back in 1975 said something about my back and no listened. By 1977,my sisters boyfriend at the time said something about my back and then everyone listened. I'm afraid that poor sleep position may contribute to spinal curvatures over time.
    My scoliosis story confirms this. I used to sleep on a cotton stuffed mattress for way too many years since I was about 6yrs old. My parents got it with an idea that it would be large enough even when I'm a teenager. The mattress developed a depression into which my rib cage would snugly fit, night after night. I was trained to sleep on my right side (supposedly it puts less pressure on heart). My scoliosis was diagnosed only after I left home, and when I went back to visit a year after I left, and slept on the same mattress, I woke up in a lot of pain, all my muscles were aching from the deformation caused by the mattress, although it felt oh so familiar. The mattress theory has been my explanation since then.

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    how...HOW..do they know...prove...that carryihng things on one side, like bag, backpack, etc, does not
    contribute to scoli...HOW do they know for sure...have they interviewed enough people who did that
    and DON'T have scoli...?
    how do they prove these life style theories to be false....
    cause they have not convinced me...no way....
    i'm not saying sole cause...i am saying CONTRIBUTES....

    just sayin....
    jess

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