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Can any of these symptoms be scoliosis related?



  • Is there a specific name for a scoliosis specialist? The doctor said she was sending me to some kind of physio but not sure that's the t That place to start. 

    Can I ask, were your skipped beats/palpitations more noticeable when changing position? Mine definitely seem to be. 

    I'll see the specialist then and take it from there. Thanks for your replies.

  • WLLadyWLLady Ontario CanadaPosts: 1,486

    There are orthopedics that specialize in bones and joints and there are spine specialists...either would probably be okay.  Physiotherapists can help with the mechanics of movement but for breathing and heart difficulties i would think not so much-but who knows they might know someone to send you to as well. More opinons cant hurt honesty

    Veritas-Health Moderator
    Dec '16 T10-S2 fusion with pelvic fixation. Laminectomies L2, L3, L4, L5, facet removal, cages L4-5, L5-S1, severe scoliosis, arthritis and stenosis repair. 

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  • I have shortness of breath , weakness in my arms mainly my left and palpitations I was told it was anxiety but have nothing to be anxious over , I've had numerous tests at hospitals but all clear I do however have curvature of the spine a rib missing and am now experiencing chest pain not really a pain more of an ache though I think the symptoms could cause a panic attack but it seems strange that no one has thought to look at my back problems?  Do you think this could be causing other symptoms? ? Please help I feel like I'm going mad some days !! 

  • I am so glad I've found this thread! Since sustaining an injury at work 2 years ago, fractured right scapula and mild scoliosis, inflammed pelvis and protruding disc, with fluid leaking from in between discs, I've also had a pain under the left side of my rib cage and terrible digestive problems, I assumed the digestive problems were due to age, rather than the injuries, my burping is sometimes so bad I fear eating in public, before the onjury I could as much or little of anything I liked without this issue.

     My problem is that I've relied far too heavily on the opinions of General Practitioners who dont specialise in anything but guessing whats wrong with me. Jusy wanted to let nickpea know she isn't alone with some of her symptoms. Great help reading other posters stories too :)

  • LizLiz Posts: 9,745

    This is an old discussion created by a member no longer on the forum so I have to close it. If they return we can reopen the discussion.


    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
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