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rosie1292rrosie1292 Posts: 5
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi, my name is Rosie and I am 18. I have a 37 degree curve and I was diagnosed with scoliosis (on accident) when I was about 15-16.

I come here searching for new ideas and suggestions, as well as to meet other people who I can relate to. I've been reading and so many of you are suffering much more than I, and I can only wish you guys the best of luck. I'm so fortunate to not need surgery or any invasive treatments.

However, I do want to find a way to minimize my pain. I feel a lot like a senior citizen, very stiff. My neck always hurts and ever since I developed scoliosis, my backaches muliplied in pain by 10. I can't stand for longer then 15 minutes without it killing my lower back. It's really frustrating when I should feel young and like I can do anything, but I just feel like this is the beginning and it will only get worse.

I'm going to try to be optimistic though, and I hope to get to talk to you guys and hear your stories!


  • HI Rosie,

    First let me say welcome to spine-health. Have a look around and you will find others whom suffer from scoliosis as well. What type of doctor is treating you at the current time? Are you currently taking any medications to help with the pain? Have you tried any treatments thus far? One of the most important things you can do is to learn about the spine and understand how it functions. We have a lot of doctor written peer-reviewed literature here to learn from in addition to the many members whom have had treatment for the condition. Those members can share their experiences and what they have gone through. We also have a chat room if you would like to chat with other members.

    Just thought I would stop by and welcome you to spine-health. If there is anything I can do don't hesitate to pm me. Take care.
  • Hi tamtam,

    Thanks for the welcome and the suggestions. I am currently not seeing anyone specifically for my back nor taking medications. I was only diagnosed a couple years ago and I was told theres nothing they can do to fix it, and that it really shouldn't cause me pain. That hasn't been the case.

    I'm interested in learning more natural ways to relieve my pain, like exercises or diet or anything other than surgery or medication. My pain level isn't so bad that I feel I need it, and I would really like to stay away from it.
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