Hi! I suffer from scoliosis. I was diagnosed at age 12, and it was recommended that I see an orthopaedist. However, my mother in her infinite wisdom (NOT), decided that was not necessary. I too was very active in sports well into my 20's. I had two lovely children the natural way by age 27. My scoliosis did not really start causing me any great difficulty until I was in my mid 30's. This can be very dangerous, as there are different scoliosis diagnoses. Mine is called levoscoliosis, and has developed over the years. Diagnosis was initially just "scoliosis, moderate". I have subsequently developed so many spinal diagnoses from degeneration of the spine due to the ever increasing severity of the scoliosis. On my last MRI, the radiologist pointed out I had levoscoliosis of 34 degrees to the left. This is potentially VERY serious, and complications can lead to death. However, at the very least, she could be in for severe pain for the rest of her life with possible disability. My intent is not to scare you, as none of the above that happened to me, may ever happen to her. However, I know you do not want your daughter to live in 24/7 pain. My suggestion is that you find a specialist, either an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in back surgery, or a neurosurgeon. Tell him what was diagnosed, and ask for an MRI if you don't have a recent one. This is an issue that you should not ignore. Good luck and God speed! LilSpooky1
How od are you now? You don't think this might be from the accident? I have heard of people going to a good chiropractor and eventually things work out. Do you anticipate things are just going to continue to get worse? Are you working and what kind of work do you do? Sorry for all the questions but she needs to work. Her husband and her work opposite shifts to raise three kids. She is down to one day a week. They don't live near me there's no jobs here and I can't move down there. I'm losing hope!