Scoliosis in low back...Anyone else have this?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by BelleoftheSouth, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. BelleoftheSouth

    BelleoftheSouth New Member

    I just found out I had this and I'm an adult!

    Can I count on having continuing pain in my back along with the Fibro?

    Neverending one thing after another after another after another... :(

    ~Belle~
  2. tandy

    tandy New Member

    I found out I had scoliosis when the drs, were trying to figure out all my back pain complaints.
    I think I was around 30 yrs old.
    As it turned out I was DX with Fibro too,...and herniated disks in the low spine.
    I do see my curve is worse when I'm having alot of pain.
    It kinda spasms and pulls to one side,...making the curve more noticable.
    I asked the dr. back then if he thought scoliosis would contribute or cause back pain alone. He said he did'nt think so. I think he's very wrong!!

    After dealing with this now for over 12 yrs I can say with experience that it definitly makes my back hurt more.
    Common sense will tell ya it would.
    Its crooked. Therefore your whole middle is being pulled in one direction. Its gotta mess up muscles and such.
    ???
    so sorry your feeling alot of the same as I.
    Its a battle for sure~
    Warm hugs
    Tandy
  3. BelleoftheSouth

    BelleoftheSouth New Member

    I'm looking at having a 'Tummy Tuck' and the doctors are thinking maybe it isn't such a good idea, I think it would be helpful in the long run...

    I wouldn't be standing all crooked, hurting with Fibro and the weight around the tummy would be gone so it would make sense to have one, right?

    I'm all confused...

    ~Belle~
  4. msmac

    msmac New Member

    I am 53, just diagnosed with this in the last few months. Shocked me, as they said it was probably from where I had a compression fracture. The docs that handled the compression fracture from falling off a horse, reassured me it would heal fine, no braces needed, and now find out this!!
  5. lenasvn

    lenasvn New Member

    I don't know if I have it, but my mom has it too, and FM among other things. Is there a pattern here? She can see her body is side-waisy as she puts it.
  6. tandy

    tandy New Member

    we were walking thru the Enchanted forest (amusement park)

    and when we got to the cooked man, in the crooked house,..
    My kids said "there ya go Mom",a house for you.
    LOL

    I just wanted to give my opinion on the surgery.
    I would think its gotta help some...???
    It makes sense that extra middle weight will make you hurt more with the scoliosis.
    Then again,...
    I'm on the slim side and I still have alot of trouble with back pains~
    I guess we just can't win for nothing!!

    good luck whatever you decide :)
    Hugs
    Tandy
  7. grace4u

    grace4u New Member

    yes I have it. I have always been very strong and athletic I was raised tough. When I was 15 I was in so much pain. found out I had it. When I was 18 I remember when I waited tables if everyone else hurt the way I did at the end of a night, I just contributed my condition (FM) to that and the very stressfull life I lived ( Raising 4 girls while my ex-husband stalked me for years). I really went down hill fast this year and was diagnosed with CFS/FM.I cannot tell you the pain. If you think about a car -if you drive with the car out of alignment what happens to the tires? I knew I was crooked in the thoracic region but lately sitting in chairs, riding in car kills me. Picked up x-rays last week from two years ago, finally. My lumbar region (lower back is mangled. Many of your other body functions are operated per the nerves in your back. No womder we feel so bad. I am 45 and the other day I caught myself thinking Does anyone else hurt like this? Yes scoliosis can cause so many problems with our bodies. Good luck to you
  8. jake123

    jake123 New Member

    When I was 23 I went to the doctor for back pain and he did an xray and saw the scoliosis and sent me to a well known orthopedic surgeon. The surgeon said I didn't have it. When I was 53 the rheumy said I most certainly did have it. I knew I did positively because I sewed for myself and I was a meticulous seamstress. One hip was higher than the other and I knew something caused that.
    Doctors are just not as observant of that.
  9. mary124

    mary124 New Member

    I have it too, dx with it when I was about 22. The doctor told me to sit up straight, I told him I was!! He measured my spine and said you have Scoliosis. Sent me to a doctor in Houston and he told me there was really nothing we can do about it at your age. So, here I'm at age 46 and I have a lot of lower back pain.
  10. grace4u

    grace4u New Member

    dear- all especially Mary. I was told that nothing could be done for my scoliosis at my age also. I had used the same dr. for years but moved and went to a new one. She treated me like i was a hypochondriac(sp?)I live in a small town and conveinent doctors are few in number. She chalked up my pain to being depressed. After that I had to have a post pneumonia follow up for employment. I had given up on telling her anything. She had taken a chest x=ray and I just wanted the slip of paper to go back to work. When I got dressed she was in the hall looking at the x-rays with her jaw dropped. All she could say was "I am so so sorry." She told me that there was nothing to be done at my age (45) I was so depressed. I had decided to wait on surgery until I could no longer take the pain since it is risky. THE THOUGHT NEVER OCCURRED TO ME THAT i MIGHT GET TOO OLd for this. Any way I found a place in plano,texas that treats this for those who have been told that it is inoperable or they are too old. Was trying to quit smoking to have this done when fibro waylayed me and we have invested everything into it for now. I beleive the site is orthopedicspecialists.com but will try to find that paperwork in this neverending pile of medical paperwork. Yes I know exactly why and how you hurt. Bless you
  11. grace4u

    grace4u New Member

    dear- all especially Mary. I was told that nothing could be done for my scoliosis at my age also. I had used the same dr. for years but moved and went to a new one. She treated me like i was a hypochondriac(sp?)I live in a small town and conveinent doctors are few in number. She chalked up my pain to being depressed. After that I had to have a post pneumonia follow up for employment. I had given up on telling her anything. She had taken a chest x=ray and I just wanted the slip of paper to go back to work. When I got dressed she was in the hall looking at the x-rays with her jaw dropped. All she could say was "I am so so sorry." She told me that there was nothing to be done at my age (45) I was so depressed. I had decided to wait on surgery until I could no longer take the pain since it is risky. THE THOUGHT NEVER OCCURRED TO ME THAT i MIGHT GET TOO OLd for this. Any way I found a place in plano,texas that treats this for those who have been told that it is inoperable or they are too old. Was trying to quit smoking to have this done when fibro waylayed me and we have invested everything into it for now. I beleive the site is orthopedicspecialists.com but will try to find that paperwork in this neverending pile of medical paperwork. Yes I know exactly why and how you hurt. Bless you
  12. TXFMmom

    TXFMmom New Member

    It is functional, in that the muscles cause it and it changes from time to time - NOT FUN.

    My pelvis is unstable and shifts up and down and changes the scoliosis.
  13. day2day

    day2day Member

    Have always had bad back problems and that was initially the start of it.

    So sry for all your pain.
  14. artseyone

    artseyone New Member

    An Osteopath recently told me I had scoliosis also and I was shocked because as a child I think they checked this while I was in elem. school and no one found anything not even my pediatriction.
  15. No dr. ever told me, but my sil is an xray tech and asked if any dr. ever told me I had scoliosis! I was shocked! And your right, one thing after another is right!
  16. MsE

    MsE New Member

    I didn't know I had scoliosis. I knew my back ached, but I didn't know it was scoliosis until I was in my early sixties. A chiropractor gave me the word.