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Thread: Adult dianogised with adolesent scoliosis at 9 years old, never treated

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    Question Adult dianogised with adolesent scoliosis at 9 years old, never treated

    I was diagnosed with adolesent scoliosis at the age of 9 years old. I had about three xrays and was told my curves were minor( S shape). I am now 34 years old. No x-rays since I was 13 years old. I have been having aches and pains on and off since the birth of my second child( 2 years ago). Back, joints, and muscles. The doctor has ruled out any blood issues and I was put on depression meds. I never thought to tell the doctor I have scolosis.I am still having the physical problems. My question is could my scoliosis have something to do with the aches and pains? I haven't taken any pain pills and usually try to put up with it.( I also have had migraines since I was 9 years old, those I do take pain pills for, so I try not to take them for anything else) If anyone could help me with this I would be very grateful. I am getting very worn out because of this.

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    What you're describing could definitely be related to scoliosis. It sounds like you need to have x-rays to determine if things have progressed. Find a spinal specialist in your area- particulary one who really deals w/ scoliosis. Maybe you'll get a script for physical therapy which really helped me at times. It was after I had my second child that I really started to notice differences. I'm sure it will be somewhat of a relief to find out what's going on. This is a great site - lots of caring people to help.
    Take care,
    CSC
    CSC
    Idiopathic Scoliosis; Wore a Milwaukee brace; Told by physician it would not progress
    S curve; Surgery date: January 29, 2008!!

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    Hi there - I agree.. This could be signs of scoliosis & you should really consider getting xrays of your back. If you do not deal with pain I'm sure it could just get worse and perhaps more difficult to correct?! Good luck to you!!

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    Definately sounds like it could be related to the scoliosis. I have kyphoscoliosis that went untreated - I am now 28, and my back, neck and shoulder muscles are all completely unbalanced. So they all give me muscular pain of some description, including migraines. I'm doing a heap of physical therapy, and this is slowly reducing the pain.
    I'm hoping to get in to a neuro over the coming weeks to check if my migraines are stemming from pinched nerves in my shoulders and neck. Probably something that would be worth you trying out also - there's a lot of theories regarding migraines and where they come from, but pinched nerves are definately one of them.

    Ta,
    Martin Hughes

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    Thank you both for your advice. I've made a new appointment with my doctor and we'll see how it goes.

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