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Scoliosis

I am a 19 year old female with scoliosis and a left curve of 31 degrees,
I wore a boston brace for 1 and a half year
My curves are suspected to be worse, going for X-ray in a few weeks haven't had one in 2+years

although my back is ribs and hips are defiantly more unaligned

Here is my most recent X-ray it is lying down though so my spine is straighter and is not a full spine X-ray where they can measure it. (Also it is backwards my curve is to the left ) I go for full X-rays Wednesday, just thought Id show you though, It looks more than 30 degrees but obviously I am not a dr. Any thought, comments appreciated I am quite nervous!
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wow forgot to put the picture up lolhttp://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m72ikxjDNo1rash0io1_500.jpg
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having issues lol here is the link hope it works!
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m72ikxjDNo1rash0io1_500.jpg
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  Hi...I was able to see ur MRI of ur spine and the  curve from ur scoliosis, but  I really do not know how to advise u...the only thing I can think to suggest is  have u had a MRI of ur Lumbar spine to rule out tethered cord?

I know u also have chiari and TC is a related issue and is y many with it get scoliosis....I have a slight curve, nothing like urs....but it is there and I do have the tether.

Also Ehlers-danlos may play into this and all should be ruled out.
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This is just an X-ray, I have not had updated MRIs yet I also don't know if  I have chiari we are looking in to it, thanks for the advice, right now I am just waiting for dr. appointments.
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  Oh ok....I was under the impression u had the Chiari dx already.

Well do get the full spine MRI....lumbar, thoracic and cervical.....and of course the brain MRI w/wo contrast...if they see a herniation u want them to look for a CSF obstruction as well as a syrinx, they can be newhere in the spine....

If u have tethered cord, it is not always seen on a MRI, but u can have an indication with the brain MRI if u have an elongated brain stem it points to it big time....having scoliosis is yet another possible indication.

Keep me posted on what u find out.


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Hey everyone,
Just got back form the dr. My thoracic curve has gone from 30 degrees to 42 degrees In 3 years!!! My doctor recommended surgery, but first I am going to Barrow Neurological institute to try to find out why it has progressed so fast when I am done growing. Also it sounds like if I decide to have the surgery it will be pretty soon like the next few months. My parents have to talk about it first. I want it, but my mom and dad seem really scared. Anyways here is the X-ray ( it is backward on here due to my laptops camera)

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7...h0io1_1280.jpg

Finally, finally I can become straight, and fixed, i have been waiting forever!!!!

so happy and relieved
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http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7ddbn6Sfa1rash0io1_1280.jpg

here is the link hope it works
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  Sounds like u r making good progress and u r happy...so I am happy for u.

Do keep us posted and what u find out at Burrows : )
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THANKS!!!! when the dr was telling us about the surgery my mom was like do the parents get to be anesthetized too? (as it is like a 6 hr surgery) lol
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  LOL...I am sure my DH would have liked that as my Drs told him approx 4 hrs and it was closer to 7.5.....that drove him crazy....waiting is really hard.....there is nothing then can do.

What I did and suggest to others going in for surgery to have a phrase to tell someone in recovery, so they can report back to the others that u r ok......

My DD could not be at the hospital the day I had surgery, so I told my DH to tell her something he had no idea what I was saying, but it made sense to her and made her feel better....

See if there is something u can say at this point so it can offer comfort while they continue to wait as they can not come and see u ......

Just an idea that may help : )
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Very good idea thanks :D
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