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Kyphosis getting worse and worse; no accident, no 'cause of' ... just happened?

I went through a year of physio, about 3x a week at some points. i was having major muscle spasms and my ribs were 'overlapping', i was also told i would shift my vertebrae and need to get them put back and my shoulder would feel like it was falling out of the socket, so i had it tapped back into place.(by taping my skin and pulling hard on it it would keep my muscles where they needed to be and in turn- my bones) they said I have TOS and 'some bodies are just built wrong"!... I didn't believe them after a year of not getting any better and at one point getting drastically worse & decided I needed answers.. so i got a second opinion with a chiropractor here. Turns out I have Kyphosis of the Cervical Spine. It gets good then it gets bad, then good, then worse.
I`ve lost two jobs to it now. I can`t sit for long periods, i cant stand in one place for long periods; i have to move around but i can`t move around too much... its becoming so difficult to find a job! :( I just lost my second one.
I was wondering if anyone out there that has any advice?
I'm only 24years old. i feel like i'm loosing the ability to work, this is so stupid! I didnt even have an accident, fall, or anything. And i drank plenty of milk as a kid (2lt a day!)
I read online that there is usually a cause from it. I had no accident, I had no sign this was happening. My neck would randomly seize up for a three day period once every 6months for about 3yrs then it just got a little worse and worse. Should i be worried that something was over looked? I read online there are numerous different reasoning's for kyphosis to happen.
and when is it 'really bad'? i read that there isn't much for symptoms and people usually go unnoticed until an xray shows it or a hunch is noticed. Ive been in pain for 3+ years.... just want it to stop.
In the past week its gone from my neck to my mid & lower back. I had a labor job (i try anything till my body says no, i'll never give up) and ended up in intesnse pain! i left work to go to the hospital for pain meds and I guess i hurt my t7. All the doc did was poke my spine with his finger then wright me a perscription. Now my right foot and right hand tingle.
whats going on? is this normal.
looking forward to answers, i JUST found this site!


  • jellyhalljjellyhall Posts: 4,345
    edited 10/20/2012 - 1:55 AM

    Hello and welcome to Spine Health Ginger.

    Have you had an MRI scan done? At least of your neck, but of your whole spine if your doctor agrees.
    Some of your symptoms sounds like you have some nerves are being compressed. Compression in the neck can cause symptoms in the legs and feet if it is severe.

    I have muscles spasms around my ribs and have been told it is probably due to the herniated discs in my thoracic spine.
    Problems in your arms are usually caused by something in your neck.
    I hope that you get some answers and a plan of treatment soon.
    I think you will find that this site is very helpful.
  • It sounds like you need to keep going back until they take x-rays and /or MRI's, also some blood tests to check to see if you have something that might show up.

    Ask to see some specialists, a neurologist or Rheumatologist to start with. Sometimes it takes a while to find the answer, don't give up.
    I have Ankolysing Spondylits, Ulcerative Colitis, DDD and a bit of OA to make things fun. Most of my problems are due to inflation of many joints, tendons and ligaments. I see a GP, a Rheumatologest, an orthopedic Dr and a wonderful PM.
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  • kamgramkkamgram Posts: 483
    edited 10/20/2012 - 6:19 PM
    Hi, so weird because I have Kyphosis of thoracic spine. There are 3 different types and one is congenital and is there from before birth. The kind I have is apparantly from scoliosis I was diagnosed with as a child. I agree that you need to see a doctor and have some tests done. Good luck and please keep in touch.

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