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spine misaligned

coryde87ccoryde87 Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:54 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi everyone,

For the past year ive started to have pain in my back for the first time in my life (im 23 now). one of my friends noticed that my spine in the upper back was misaligned (2 of the vertebrae curve out like a C). my spine was never like that before. i have massaged the area and i can actually move the vertebrae a little back in place a bit but dont wanna try anything since im not a doctor. i work out pretty regularly and play golf so i think that or a combination of those 2 things could have caused the problem. i dont have pain in my neck legs or arms just in my upper and lower back from time to time. i know this is obviously cause for concern im going to see a doctor soon. i am curious if this is a serious injury or is it something pretty easy to fix with therapy or something similar to that. i also want to know if anyone on this forum has had a similar experience and what the outcome was when they attempted to fix the problem.


  • First off, Welcome to Spine Health!! As to the status of your spine, while your friends are great for "seeing things", they really can't judge what is normal or not.

    What you need to do is see either a Neurologist or Orthopedist that specialize in spine issues. They can give you a full exam, and as needed have you undergo diagnostic tests and possibly electrical studies to see what is going on.

    The good, no great part is no symptoms into your extremities. You might have an issue that a chiropractor can get all lined back up (check with a spine specialist first though) or tight muscles, ligaments (standard back pain), and all is good.

    Please let us know how it goes. Again, Welcome aboard!!!

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • Well ive used a mirror myself and there is clearly a curve in the thoracic part of my spine which was never there before so that definitely isnt normal. i have also notice that one part of my chest protrudes out further than the other side. thanks for the advice though i hope this isnt a serious issue.
  • About 6 months after I crashed my helicopter, I developed scoliosis in my thoracic and lumbar spines. Since there were no disk issues at that time, my chiropractor over a period of months and months actually got my spine fully straightened out. Hopefully you too have no disk issues, and can find similar result with conservative treatments.

    Please let us know how it turns out.

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
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