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Jessi KostoJJessi Kosto Posts: 1
edited 06/08/2015 - 4:31 AM in Chronic Pain
Hey ya'll. I am new here. I am 23 year's old with Idiopathic Scoliosis. I have a S Curve in my spine. The Biggest curve is 25 degrees. I am going to one of the best Medical places in the nation for it, but i have a few questions before i go. I am in Constant pain. Anything i do ends up putting me in pain. I know my curve could be worse, so why am i in pain, and people with a bigger curve are not? I can handle pain very well, but my back literally puts me down. What are good questions to ask the doctor? The last two doctors i have seen told me i could use a surgery. I have two children, and although my husband would help, I can't see getting a major surgery. Being so young, and having I.S. at a 25 degree is scary. I'd rather in not get worse.

Welcome to Spine-Health

It would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. So many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. The more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,

Here are some questions that you should answer:
  • - When did this first start?- Was it the result of an accident or trauma?- What doctors have you seen? (Orthopedic, Neurosurgeon, Spine Specialist, etc)- What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?- What diagnostic tests have you had? And their results (MRI, CTScan, XRay, EMG, etc)- What medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)- Has surgery been discussed as an option? (If so, what kind)- Is there any nerve pain/damage associated?- What is your doctor’s action plan for treating you?

Providing answers to questions like this will give the member community here a better understanding
of your situation and make it easier to respond.

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You should also consult your doctor to better understand your condition and the do’s and don’t’s.

It is very important that new members (or even seasoned members) provide others with details about their condition(s). It is virtually impossible to help another member when all the details we have are
I’ve had this for years, it hurts, I cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should I get?

Diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. In many ways its like a game of clue. Especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! Then its up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. The doctor is like a detective. They need clues to help them move along. So, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. That is like it is here. Without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.

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--- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator : 06/08/15 11:33 est


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    Someone who can more relate to your situation may stop by with their experiences.

    I wanted to let you know about the __search__on this site, upper right on page. You type in your concerns.
    You may be led to older posts, articles, videos.. Sometimes I am led to more questions to research and many times I am led to more questions and I make a little list to bring questions to my doctor.

    Sorry for the pain you're in.
    Best wishes as you go through the decision making process.
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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