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Been hiding for over a year?

I’ve been hiding what I’m 100% sure is scoliosis for over a year now. I didn’t know what it was until I went on a googling spree a while ago and found out it’s definitely scoliosis. Uneven body, all the common symptoms, etc. what I’m afraid of is that since that day over a year ago, it felt a lot harder to breathe. Even now, it feels like my ribs are constricting my lungs sort of and I read this is a symptom of severe scoliosis and that I need surgery. However since I couldn’t seem to find anything on the internet relating to my situation, since normally people will tell someone if they feel off right away. I may not be right but if I were to have surgery, would it even be successful? I’m scared that since I’ve left myself like this for so long, there could be an indent in my lungs and once the pressure is removed, they couldn’t handle it and I would die. (I also have a relating question, does scoliosis affect the heart? Because it pumps a lot faster and a lot harder when I’m doing simple tasks like walking up the stairs.)

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  • Welcome person we’re glad you’re here!

    The questions you are asking can only be answered by a doctor and trust me, his/her name is not google, a diagnostic scan such as an x-ray or MRI would be able to tell you if you do in fact have scoliosis, and that's what I would do. We have several members that have scoliosis and several have had surgery and have done well with it.

    While you’re waiting for a reply to your first post, please take a few moments to review the Code of Conduct and FAQ section, located under Forum Tools. There you will find important information about posting in the forum and helpful tips for new members.

    Have you seen the Scoliosis Health Center on Spine-health? It features a list of doctor-authored articles about different types of scoliosis and scoliosis treatment options. It has a lot of really helpful information about scoliosis.

    Again, welcome to the Veritas Health Forum.

    Chip 

    Veritas Health Forum Moderator

  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 4,343

    person

    As Chip stated, google will not diagnose you. Scoliosis surgery depends on the cobb angle of your spine. And to find this out you have to see a neurosurgeon that will do a standing X-Ray and MRI. Maybe some of the problems you are having are not even related to scoliosis. Have you seen anyone regarding this?

    I have scoliosis and we have a few other member that do too. I was not a candidate for surgery because of my age and health condition but other members have. But before you get too far with this you need to get a diagnosis.

    Keep us posted
    Sandra
    Veritas Health Forum Moderator


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  • Dear Person, please let us hear from you after you've seen a doctor or two. I suggest you start with your Primary Care Physician, and tell him/her of your concerns. The doctor may refer you to an orthopedic or spine specialist for further evaluation. The doctors will observe you walking and may look at your alignment while you lay on a table. A lot of people with scoliosis do not require surgery. If your doctors think your condition requires treatment, you may be sent for X-rays and an MRI - neither of which is painful. When you get the results and doctors' recommendations, that's when this forum can become helpful to you. Good luck.

  • Yes, I know google is not a doctor. But I’m wondering if anyone has gone through the same thing?

  • We have several members that have scoliosis, some have had surgery and some have not but none of them really know how to help you because you haven't been to the doctor and have a diagnosis, you need to go to the doctor so you know exactly what is going on, it would help you mentally and physically to do so and if in fact you do have scoliosis we have members here that could be a great help to you in sharing their story.

    Chip

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