I fractured one vertebrae in my back in March of 2014, 20 months ago, it healed on its own and I am still in pain. Every day is a struggle to just get the immediate chores done around the house! The back surgeon "Mentioned" Kyphoplasty to me but neglected to tell me I should have it done right away!! We were leaving on a trip and told him I'd see him when I got back, if he had told me I should have it done within the first three months of the fracture I would have stayed home and had it done!! Just in passing he mentioned that I have scoliosis, like it was nothing. So at first I didn't worry about that.......but the more I read the more symptoms I have of the scoliosis. I have lost 2 inches in height in 20 months. I am very crooked when I first get up in the mornings, very noticeable! My upper and lower back hurts most of the time. I am always very uncomfortable. I cannot sleep at night. My bra strap keeps falling down off my right shoulder, the one thats hanging down in the mornings! Help! I need some answers!! What can I do?? I don't want to live like this anymore!! I go to the gym 5 days a week in hopes that it will help but?? I am 71, don't take any medications, and was perfectly healthy until this happened to me. But I did have 2 back surgeries when I was 27 (a crushed disk) and 36 (a herniated disk). Do I need to see a scoliosis doctor, a back surgeon, a neurosurgeon???? Please, any input would be appreciated!! Mary Tozer from Arizona
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