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Old 01-13-2012, 07:36 AM   #1
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I'm worried the pain is too much

I was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis of 13 degrees when I was about 14 or so, I'm 19 now. I haven't gotten a checkup for years, so I don't know if it has gotten worse or if that is even the problem. An x-ray also showed something, an abnormality with a disc, but it was a few years ago and I can't remember what it was called. The doctor didn't even bother mentioning it to me, I read it in the medical file.

Whenever I try to hold my back up and sit straight, I develop an ache in the center and upper part of my back. Eventually it becomes unbearable, I can't even focus on anything but the pain, so I slouch forward again and after a while the pain goes away. But it takes a while, more than half an hour. The pain gets worse and worse the longer I sit straight. I have no problem standing straight, walking and exercising doesn't hurt either.

Could the cause of the pain be weak muscles? If so, is it supposed to be so bad? I know muscle aches from exercising and those are pleasant compared to this. Are there exercises I can do to make it better? I'm slim, I exercise regurarly and don't consider myself in bad shape. Could it be this inborn disc anomaly or the scoliosis? I really want to have a straight back but the pain is too much.

 
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:18 AM   #2
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Re: I'm worried the pain is too much

Backs are tricky. SOmetimes a disc looks bad on a film but doesn't cause any pain. Sometimes there's pain w/ nothing appearing on an MRI. That may be involved in why the doc didn't mention the issues..he may not have been concerned about it.

I do believe a lot in Physical Therapy. I did need surgery, but PT before and after helped. Get a doc to write a prescription to a PT who works with young patients and back issues (some are just more focused on older folks or workers comp type injuries...you want someone who knows spines). Targeted exercise can help improve strength and help reduce pain.

 
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