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    Old 02-23-2009, 10:08 PM   #1
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    Angry seriouslly, i have ms and scoliosis, i need help!

    who else suffers from both?

     
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    Old 02-24-2009, 05:45 AM   #2
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    Re: seriouslly, i have ms and scoliosis, i need help!

    I do not suffer from both, just MS. I have a friend with scoliosis; I know how much it affects her.

     
    Old 02-24-2009, 09:09 PM   #3
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    Re: seriouslly, i have ms and scoliosis, i need help!

    I know how painful Scoliosis can be my friend also has it. I have MS; but
    Don't know anyone who has both. My heart goes out to you. I can feel the fustration in your post.

     
    Old 02-24-2009, 09:24 PM   #4
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    Re: seriouslly, i have ms and scoliosis, i need help!

    How much degree of curvature is your scoliosis? Is the scoliosis causing you pain?

    I've got scoliosis, but the degree of curvature is less than 30 degrees, so too small to really be treated for (other than braces as a child to stabilize it.) If the degree of curvature is too large, it can cause problems with lung capacity, or damage other internal organs. My friend's daughter had multiple curves, the largest of which was 80 degrees, and she had to have surgery where the doctor fused a large part of her back. They can do the surgery now without putting metal bars in, and recovery doesn't involve wearing a cast for a year like it did when I was a child (and one of my best friends had such a cast in high school.)

    If you need information about scoliosis, try posting at a spinal disorders message board, you may get more help there. Or, try telling the folks here what problems you're having because of the complicating factor of scoliosis with MS.

    Are your doctor's helping you at all?

    Good luck to you,

    Kay

     
    Old 02-24-2009, 09:44 PM   #5
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    Re: seriouslly, i have ms and scoliosis, i need help!

    Hi there;

    I have both, scoliosis and MS. My scoliosis started when I was about 10. I ended up wearing a brace for several years and it did help some. I have an "s" curve. After having my 1st daughter, my upper curve started getting worse to the point I had a 50 degree curve and needed surgery. I had rods put in and a couple years after taken out as I was having issues with them. At this time, I have a few problems with my back aching at times, and not being able to bend, but thats about it. As for the MS, I was just recently diagnosed with this. I also have RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy) in my leg after my total knee replacement -which gives me a great deal of pain and issues with lack of mobility. I am hoping the MS does not proceed in this area also. I know scoliosis can be painful. Are you under a dr's care for the soliosis? Wish you luck and if you need to talk - please feel free to contact me. Hang in there.

     
    Old 02-25-2009, 10:15 AM   #6
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    Exclamation Re: seriouslly, i have ms and scoliosis, i need help!

    Hello!!!
    I am soo sorry that you are suffering so much! I am, however excited that you said that you have RSD/CRPS....
    I have RSD/CRPS and am being investigated for MS. There has been a link proven by a study last spring by Dr Shulman linking a higher incidence of RSD/CRPS in MS patients. There was another Dr who indicated that it is actually not just a higher incidence, but 1 in 5 MS'ers who have it.
    I posted about this and no one responded. I am wondering if some of the people my MS specialist has will develop CRPS later on in life. In 2000 patients with MS there is 1 so far and 2 if I end up having MS.
    I think we need to get the word out to people with MS so they can get fast treatment to settle it down before worsening and spreading. Especially since this population is at a greater risk!!!!

    Godd Luck

     
    Old 02-25-2009, 10:20 AM   #7
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    Cool Re: seriouslly, i have ms and scoliosis, i need help!

    Hi, Sorry!!!
    I have one more question for you...
    I have been looking for someone with both RSD/CRPS and MS. Do you take DMD's??? Because we can't get hurt at all and needles KILL, what are you and your Dr doing??? How are you handling this?

    Thanks sooooo much in advance!
    Sorry to bombard, but I have been looking for almost a year for someone to get an answer.

    Thanks

     
    Old 02-25-2009, 06:26 PM   #8
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    Re: seriouslly, i have ms and scoliosis, i need help!

    I have both but am so surprised that the condition goes along with the m.s. I was diagnosed with scoliosis at 12 yrs but never related the two at all. Maybe at the time the doctors had no clue.

     
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    Re: seriouslly, i have ms and scoliosis, i need help!

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    I do not suffer from both, just MS. I have a friend with scoliosis; I know how much it affects her.

     
    Old 02-25-2009, 06:54 PM   #10
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    Re: seriouslly, i have ms and scoliosis, i need help!

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    I do not suffer from both, just MS. I have a friend with scoliosis; I know how much it affects her.
    New to posts & message boards. Thanks for reply anyway though.

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    Old 02-25-2009, 07:07 PM   #11
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    Re: seriouslly, i have ms and scoliosis, i need help!

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    I have both but am so surprised that the condition goes along with the m.s. I was diagnosed with scoliosis at 12 yrs but never related the two at all. Maybe at the time the doctors had no clue.
    Dr.'s say scoliosis was there @ young age, but I've been very active and fit till this last yr., yr.1/2. I'm not sure about them having a connection, but rebif & fatigue make it hard to have intrest in phy.therapy. I've done fairly well w/ MS. Since this back issue it seems like a circle. Thanks for the reply

     
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    Dr.'s say scoliosis was there @ young age, but I've been very active and fit till this last yr., yr.1/2. I'm not sure about them having a connection, but rebif & fatigue make it hard to have intrest in phy.therapy. I've done fairly well w/ MS. Since this back issue it seems like a circle. Thanks for the reply

     
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    Re: seriouslly, i have ms and scoliosis, i need help!

    Thanks 4 reply!

     
    Old 02-25-2009, 07:29 PM   #14
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    Re: seriouslly, i have ms and scoliosis, i need help!

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    How much degree of curvature is your scoliosis? Is the scoliosis causing you pain?

    I've got scoliosis, but the degree of curvature is less than 30 degrees, so too small to really be treated for (other than braces as a child to stabilize it.) If the degree of curvature is too large, it can cause problems with lung capacity, or damage other internal organs. My friend's daughter had multiple curves, the largest of which was 80 degrees, and she had to have surgery where the doctor fused a large part of her back. They can do the surgery now without putting metal bars in, and recovery doesn't involve wearing a cast for a year like it did when I was a child (and one of my best friends had such a cast in high school.)

    If you need information about scoliosis, try posting at a spinal disorders message board, you may get more help there. Or, try telling the folks here what problems you're having because of the complicating factor of scoliosis with MS.

    Are your doctor's helping you at all?

    Good luck to you,

    Kay
    Not much curvature. treatment so far phy.therapy.I'm so tired from the MS& shots, i don't want to move...but of course the less active the worse the pain. I feel like this is a cycle! thanks for your post & luck as well.

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    Old 02-25-2009, 08:21 PM   #15
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    Re: seriouslly, i have ms and scoliosis, i need help!

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    Originally Posted by popstarrdiva View Post
    Hello!!!
    I am soo sorry that you are suffering so much! I am, however excited that you said that you have RSD/CRPS....
    I have RSD/CRPS and am being investigated for MS. There has been a link proven by a study last spring by Dr Shulman linking a higher incidence of RSD/CRPS in MS patients. There was another Dr who indicated that it is actually not just a higher incidence, but 1 in 5 MS'ers who have it.
    I posted about this and no one responded. I am wondering if some of the people my MS specialist has will develop CRPS later on in life. In 2000 patients with MS there is 1 so far and 2 if I end up having MS.
    I think we need to get the word out to people with MS so they can get fast treatment to settle it down before worsening and spreading. Especially since this population is at a greater risk!!!!

    Godd Luck
    They say scoliosis has been there since childhood20-25yrs. ago. I pulled or injured back and have yet to recover. I know less phy.thearpy=more pain, but it's sooo hard to do when your fatigue. If i treat MS i don't have the energy to treat back pain. thanks for info. i will gossip to all! good luck

     
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