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New Member.....flat section of spine....help needed please x

Debbi-LouDDebbi-Lou Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:03 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi There,

Im new to this forum, as i thought i would seek some information as i am unsure what to do.

I am a 21 year old female, 5ft 8, size 6 and currently having back problems and have done so for the past few years.

I am very slim (naturally) and you can see each vertebrae on my spine when i bend over, except in the middle it appears to be flat. Theres a flat section of around 4 inches where no vertebrea can be seen or felt.

I have very bad poster stood up where i slouch forward as this is more comfortable for me. Also when i sit i slouch forward or raise my legs to my chest.For me to gain a correct upright posture i have to push my shoulders back and hips forward, and after a short time this becomes painful and i begin to slouch again.

When i go shopping, after around an hour, the middle of back begins to hurt, like a strong pain, and i have to sit down and slouch to relieve the pain.

Also when i wash my hair over the bath it means im bent forward for around 20 minutes, then when i need to stand upright again i have to put my hand on my spine and push forward to help me stand upright again as my back hurts.

Im pretty sure this isnt normal, but im unsure what to do as my faith in doctors in my area is very bleak as their not very good.

Does anybody have any insight into what this could be? Or what i should do?

Any info would be much appreciated.

Thank you very Much


  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,730
    Hi and welcome to the S.H. forums. I really don't have a clue. But if I were you I would like to.
    And I think I would find a good spine specialist, Nero or Orthopedic surgeon and get a MRI or other imaging and find out exactly what it is. That causes this.
    Good luck, Jim
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  • You may be able to get a general praticioner to order a MRI and see what they say. Sounds like you may have some discs that have slipped forward. A talk with a Dr. should be a starting place for you to start getting some answers. Sometimes we have to go out of our way to get to the good Dr.s.
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