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Old 10-07-2011, 01:46 PM   #1
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diagnosed with Scoliosis, DDD and Arthritis at 24

So I was diagnosed with Mild Scoliosis in 2 parts of my spine (upper and lower) "S" shaped curve. Due to the scoliosis I have Disc Degerative Disease as well, which isn't apparently common for people in my age range as it is for the elderly, as well as arthritis due to the scraping of my discs.

My "lovely" physician completely lied to me when I went in for the results of my x-ray regarding the chronic pain I have been having since I gave birth to my son 7 years ago, in my back.

I went in a few weeks prior to getting an appointment with my physician regarding the results and spoke with a Nurse Practitioner first ( the results were already in, but I had to see my DR if i wanted pain medication ). The NP told me that according to the results sent back by the radiologist, I have mild Scoliosis, DDD and arthritis which is what was causing the pain my my back. She suggested I talk to my dr about seeing a specialist.

So I go to the DR ( a couple weeks later ) and ask him what the results were - already knowing what they were- and he said "everything looks great"... WELL BULLSH*T.... so I said "hmm funny because I was in here and seen the NP and she said...." then suddenly he notices that the radiologist stated that I have Mild scoliosis, ddd, and arthritis. ---- kind of hard to trust my DR now.

I ask him about seeing a specialist and he pretty much shoves that idea aside and tells me "just exercise"... but that's easier said then done considering the pain im in...

he refuses to give me any prescriptions for pain meds and the most he'll give me is an anti-inflammatory which does NOT work for me at all.

I had to throw my entire policing career down the drain due to this disabling pain and here he is just taking it with a grain of salt.

I dont really know why im posting this. Maybe it's to vent, maybe I am looking for some advice... i really don't know. All i know is that im 24 years old and feel 80 and that it's affecting my day to day life and I cannot seem to get ANY relief.

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Old 10-10-2011, 07:01 PM   #2
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Re: diagnosed with Scoliosis, DDD and Arthritis at 24

Switch doctors and do it quick, sweetie. Seriously. There's just nothing worse than a liar. I went through the same thing with my primary doc of 14 years until I sh** canned his a**. Don't let them tell you that you're not in pain when you are. I know I cannot walk some mornings at all. They don't want to do surgery on us adults. My heart is with you, and all our fellow scoliotic peeps who have been slighted by our families and the medical community. Put the punchin' gloves on and get back in the ring. If they had to spend just one hour in our bodies, they sure would be begging to get back out, wouldn't they? Sorry you're going through this. Been there.

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Old 02-12-2014, 10:47 AM   #3
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Re: diagnosed with Scoliosis, DDD and Arthritis at 24

i've been through a bunch of dr's. so far all are worthless. it is becoming a problem. first neuroligist was more concerned about disability & workman's comp even after getting disability. ribs popped out but doesn't show on mri. 1 dr. tried pushing back into place but wouldn't go back,never told me what cause was

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Old 05-22-2014, 02:48 PM   #4
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Hi there.

I was just diagnosed with Lumbar Scoliosis, DDD, and bulged discs. I'm also in alot of pain, but thank goodness, my Dr. referred me to a pain clinic. I am not as young as you, by any means, (haha) I'm 52, but it bothers me that your Dr. only offered you an anti inflamatory. Because of anti inflamatorys, I ended up getting bleeding ulcers and had to have emergency stomach and intestinal surgery to have half of my stomach removed. I agree with the suggestion you got to change Drs! I hope you have by now. This pain is REAL! There are great Drs. out there, and you have the MRI to prove this is REAL. I truly hope you find some relief from your pain in a safe way!

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