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12-06-2004, 12:49 PM
i'm 38 years old and didn't discover i had congenital scoliosis until within this last year ,discovered due to pain .
could it be possible that i could have only 1 kidney this whole time and not know otherwise?

Congenital Scoliosis
Congenital scoliosis is caused by inborn spinal deformities that may involve abnormalities in the development of vertebra (absent or fused vertebrae). The condition usually becomes evident at either age two or between ages 8 and 13 as the spine begins to grow more quickly, putting more stress on the inborn abnormalities. Curvatures in such cases must be monitored closely, since they can progress quickly. Kidney problems, particularly having only one kidney, often coincide with congenital scoliosis.

12-06-2004, 01:05 PM
Scoliosis Guy...

Anything is possible. You'll need to ask your doctor.


05-22-2005, 10:52 PM
I am 25 and was born with congenital scoliosis and also have only one kidney. ;)

Mary Mahony
11-14-2005, 11:07 AM
Patients with congenital are now being identified through ultra sound and many are diagnosed before the age of 2; especially where twins are concerned. Although the causation is not known, the conditions that present this occur before birth in the first trimester of the pregnancy. Other systems, in addition to the spine can be involved such as cardiac and genitourinary since these develop at the same time as the spine. I am aware of some cases that go undiagnosed until a person is in their fifties. Obviously, this was a milder case that developed into a more serious case as the adult aged.

11-15-2005, 04:05 PM
Psst... are you THE Mary Mahony, author? Just wondering...

01-16-2006, 07:27 AM

i was diagnose that i had cogenital scoliosis. Iam not so sure. But when i was child i had normal bone. At 11 age i felt strange with my body. Maybe because my bad habit and i carried heavy bag.

my bone now is 2 cure with rotate, also have hipokyposis and hipolordosis. but all are moderate.

Is it right if bone got rotate called structural scoliosis??

what is cogenital scoliosis ??

01-16-2006, 07:06 PM
Hi Grace,
basically, if it's congenital, you were born with it.
Congenital scoliosis is usually one or more birth defects in the spine (fused vertebrae, half-formed (or hemi-)vertebrae, etc.). Having an incorrectly shaped spine then causes the curve as your body grows around it. Or something like that. :D
So don't stress about it being your heavy bag. If it's congenital, you had it years before you even picked one up. Any bad habits you've wound up with are simply due to the way your body has grown since.

I have hyperkyphosis (too much of a hunch, rather than not enough of one, which is your hypokyphosis), which is also congenital, and wasn't picked up until I was 27. All the bad habits I formed as I grew because of the way my body curved has meant that I wound up with absolutely no muscular strength in my neck and shoulders. Two pinched nerves and thousands of migraines later, and physical therapy and swimming will fix me (well, at least the pain!). I'm sure that if your curves aren't too severe (like mine aren't) that there are ways of feeling a whole lot better. ;)

Hope that helps!
Martin Hughes

01-17-2006, 01:55 AM
HI Javaboy

I wasn't so sure about me having cogenital scoliosis. I should check again wth other docter. But if I have it, maybe came from accident coz when I was child I fall down several time and my arm was broken twice.

When I born nothing seem unnormal wth my body.. I could see in picture until I was 11 +

HI... Linda Racine, I wanna to ask you some quesition:

Is cogenital scoliosis always come wth rotate bone???
Is rotate bone always call structural scoliosis???

Thanks :)

01-17-2006, 05:58 AM
If it is congenital, it would not have come from an accident. As already said Congenital means it is due to a birth defect to the spine, which may be an extra vertebrae, a hemi vertebrae. It is present before birth (ie happens during development in the foetus), it does not develop later on.



01-17-2006, 08:58 PM
Hi Grace,
you won't get congenital scoliosis from falling over or breaking things. It's always from before you were born. Like you, I was fine as an 11-year-old. No-one really suspected anything at all until my wife talked me into getting x-rays! :)
From what I understand, congenital scoliosis doesn't always come with rotation. It depends on the birth defect. I have some rotation myself, but it's not that significant an amount.
And I'm pretty sure that 'structural scoliosis' is just another name for congenital scoliosis. But if I'm wrong, someone will correct me on that! :D

01-18-2006, 10:37 AM

Structural Scoliosis is not just another name for congential Scoliosis. Structrual Scoliosis means (this is the definition I've got saved from an assignment). There's also a definition for Non-strucutral scoliosis (in case you want to know the difference lol).

Basically Structural Scoliosis covers 'idiopathic', 'Congenital', 'neuromuscular' etc. Whereas Non-Structural is a spine that is structurally ok, but is temporarily curved, such as from a case of appendicitis (inflammation and pain)

"Nonstructural (functional) scoliosis—A structurally normal spine that appears curved. This is a tempo-rary, changing curve. It is caused by an underlying condition such as a difference in leg length, muscle spasms, or inflammatory conditions such as appen-dicitis. Doctors treat this type of scoliosis by correct-ing the underlying problem"

"Structural scoliosis—A fixed curve that doctors treat case by case. Sometimes structural scoliosis is one part of a syndrome or disease, such as Marfan’s syn-drome, an inherited connective tissue disorder. In other cases, it occurs by itself. Structural scoliosis can be caused by neuromuscular diseases (such as cerebral palsy, poliomyelitis, or muscular dystrophy), birth defects (such as hemivertebra, in which one sideof a vertebra fails to form normally before birth),injury, certain infections, tumors (such as thosecaused by neurofibromatosis, a birth defect some-times associated with benign tumors on the spinal column), metabolic diseases, connective tissue dis-
orders, rheumatic diseases, or unknown factors (idiopathic scoliosis)