Re: Living with Congenital Scolosis and Spina bifida occulta
Hi I am 30 and after a life long battle with back pain and unsteady gate they just diagnosed me with SBO and tethered cord. I too have IBS and severe migraines. I too have issues with my L5 half grew fused to my tailbone and half grew as a nomal vertebrae. I was told that the IBS was actually nerve damage from the tetherd cord and there was nothing they could do for that. As for migraines, mine usually caused a stiff neck and numbness in my arms and hands. If this is happening to you I suggest a neurologist. The reason I say this is with tethered cord there can be a brain abnormality called chiari malformation. This can cause headaches and arm numbness. The headaches usually get worse when you sneeze, cough, yawn or any of those autonomic responses. Hope that info helps you.