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    Hi Nora, from my understanding, they diagnose...

    Hi Nora,
    from my understanding, they diagnose fibromyalgia by going off the number of inflamed/knotted trigger points you have in your muscles, and their spread (i.e. it has to be generally across...
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    I agree with Karen (as usual!)... see a...

    I agree with Karen (as usual!)... see a neurologist.
    Having tingling in your fingers can be a sign of a slipped cervical disc, or of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Neither of which are fun, and both of...
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    Hi Tracy, I have mild congenital kyphoscoliosis...

    Hi Tracy,
    I have mild congenital kyphoscoliosis (with a bit of rotation involved) that wasn't diagnosed until 27. The congenital fusion itself is down below my ribcage, very stable and not painful....
  4. Thread: Exercises..??

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    Pilates is just as good. So is swimming. But...

    Pilates is just as good.
    So is swimming.
    But I'd want to be attempting any of them, yoga included, only with the help of a physical therapist or doctor. They have a much better handle on which...
  5. Thread: Neuralgia

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    Good to hear that it's improving! I wouldn't...

    Good to hear that it's improving!
    I wouldn't worry too much about it being anything exotic. If it's improving after a massage, and you have a desk job, it's almost certainly down to the neck muscles...
  6. Thread: Neuralgia

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    Well, shooting pains, numbness and burning are...

    Well, shooting pains, numbness and burning are all pretty much indicative of nerve pain. It's probably more likely to be migraine than sinus-based. Sinus headaches were everyone's first guess at what...
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    My word... that sounds like a clone of me. :eek:...

    My word... that sounds like a clone of me. :eek:
    I get these fantastic headaches that have been diagnosed as mixed tension/migraine headaches. They start in the corner of my shoulder at the base...
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    Aussie here too... though I have congenital...

    Aussie here too... though I have congenital kyphoscoliosis, so I'm a bit different. :D
    I have been doing Pilates and swimming, rather than yoga, guided by an excellent physio. :)
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    Pretty much correct on both accounts. Bracing...

    Pretty much correct on both accounts. Bracing only works while the body is still growing. Once you hit about 18, it stops, so at age 22, a brace is useless. That said, if you're still young and your...
  10. Sounds somewhat similar to me... I have...

    Sounds somewhat similar to me... I have congenital kyphoscoliosis (21* scoli, 43* kypho - my hunchback is much bigger than my scoliosis) that wasn't detected until 27, so I'm in a similar boat.
    I...
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    Thanks Deb, that was going to be my reply, too!...

    Thanks Deb, that was going to be my reply, too!
    Pilates is really a heap of different exercises and stretches - a physical therapist will be able to pick out the partilcuar ones that you would need...
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    Like DiakosUCF, I have structural/congenital...

    Like DiakosUCF, I have structural/congenital kyphosis - it wasn't detected until 27, and I've had to exercise my way back to a decent body in much the same way you are.
    Everyone really has a...
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    I can at least answer #2, having had an MRI...

    I can at least answer #2, having had an MRI within the last six months.
    You have to notify the person doing the MRI of any metal contained within your body. This is because the metal will distort...
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    Another 29-year-old here with a similar situation...

    Another 29-year-old here with a similar situation - mine is congenital and thoracic, but mild like yours.
    I'm in Australia, where we don't have the same insurance cover problems, so it's been pretty...
  15. Thread: Pinched nerves

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    A physical therapist would likely put you on...

    A physical therapist would likely put you on either a yoga or pilates program. Both are good - there are people on here that would swear by either of them! :)
    As for swelling, I do seem to have my...
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    I have Type-II Congenital Kyphosis, and have been...

    I have Type-II Congenital Kyphosis, and have been told that it is unequivocally not hereditary. Whether my GP was telling me rubbish, I guess we'll find out!
  17. Thread: Pinched nerves

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    I have anything up to four pinched in my neck and...

    I have anything up to four pinched in my neck and shoulders, causing what we believe is occipital neuralgia (i.e. shoulder/neck muscles spasms causing big, bad, disabling migraines and constant...
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    Hi LeeLee, I'm doing both pilates and swimming...

    Hi LeeLee,
    I'm doing both pilates and swimming at the moment.
    The pilates was excellent at first, but the strengthening seemed to stop after a while. It seems that it was simply because I didn't...
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    Hi LeeLee, Man, that sounds dead on like me... I...

    Hi LeeLee,
    Man, that sounds dead on like me... I too get pain when sitting in the wrong position for too long, or when standing too long. Even now, after 1.5 years of physical therapy, I went...
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    Yup, that's pretty much what I have too. I've...

    Yup, that's pretty much what I have too. I've only got three joined together, and they're in the middle of my back, so in a different place to you, by the sounds. But they're certainly fused...
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    I have congenital kyphoscoliosis (a little...

    I have congenital kyphoscoliosis (a little different, but it still falls into the description!), but its angles are just under the threshold for surgery, and it wasn't picked up until I was 27. So no...
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    Amen! I could probably walk into my GP's office...

    Amen! I could probably walk into my GP's office right now and tell him what I think I have, but I doubt he'd appreciate me self-diagnosing over the top of him! ;)

    As for the "miracle pain cure",...
  23. Thread: quick question

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    This is the thread here:...

    This is the thread here:
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=3660 ;)
  24. Thread: quick question

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    You bet. There's a new person over in the Adult...

    You bet. There's a new person over in the Adult Members / Non-Surgical forum at the moment who's 42 and been diagnosed with moderate scoliosis.
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    Your migraines sound quite similar to mine if the...

    Your migraines sound quite similar to mine if the pain goes down to your shoulders. If the base of your skull at the back of your neck lights up too, it's almost certainly the same as mine, and...
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