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Hello Everyone!

I am glad to be here.  I have lived with Marfan Syndrome, scoliosis and dural ectasia for 60 years.  Most recently, I have noticed increasing peripheral neuropathy in my feet, now moving up (sock parasthesia) past my ankles.  I am thinking it is due to my lower back problems.  Having something progressive is scary to me.  I am trying to stay positive and gather information to help me determine the right course.  I understand that medical advice is not given here.  I am not asking for it.  I am looking for encouragement to keep up the good working of attending to finding an answer that is not easy to find.  

Thanks all and thank you for being here!


  • Bruce EitmanBruce Eitman Akron, OH, USAPosts: 1,509

    welcome to the spine-health forums.

    you have certainly found a place where people can relate and are willing to discuss your problems.  my problems were in my neck, so i am not the best to offer your advice, but i expect others will jump in.

    please click on the following link for some helpful information to get you started welcome to spine-health


    Read my story at Bruce - My Story
    ACDF C4-C5-C6-C7, and getting better every day
    It has been a process of healing, learning, exercising, and resting - and figuring out when to do which.

  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,502
    Welcome alderh!!  I'm 67 and have had spinal issues for over 20 yrs. 2yrs.. ago scoliosis hit me like a freight train and hasn't slowed one bit. Having a positive attitude, to me, is very important.
    You've come to a good place for information and support. One of the best things you can do is your research. Not to diagnose yourself but you'll be able to ask your doctor all the right questions. And be able to offer suggestions. 
    Hang in there, hope to hear how you are doing.

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