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Anyone have the symptom of your upper torso being torqued (twisted)?

I have seen several spine neurologist and ortho docs, but none identified with the sensation of your upper torso being torqued or twisted.
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  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,778
    Bowtie,

    None of the doctors ever said anything about scoliosis?

    Regards,

    Bones
  • MarWinMarWin OhioPosts: 701
    Is it only your thoracic, or does your pelvis also twist (most likely opposite the thoracic)....I think the combination more common that people/doctors/experts realize. I had it.
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  • No mention of scoliosis. Just thoracic kyphosis and mild to moderate cervical stenosis.
  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,778
    Bowtie .... Hello again.

    Kyphosis (outward curve) is the normal state of the Thoracic spine. Cervical and Lumbar having Lordosis (inward curve). Cervical stenosis could possibly be causing the sensation you are feeling. (But I think thats a longshot but possible) It may be appropriate to find a spine specialist (Orthopedic Surgeon or Neurosurgeon)
    Take your reports and CD's of your studies and see what they say. You never mentioned your age - injuries - or the type of testing you have had done.

    More information for us maybe helpful

    Regards,

    Bones
  • MarWinMarWin OhioPosts: 701
    Many people whom have a kyphotic curve also have forward rounded shoulders, forward head/neck, posterior tilted pelvis. Common posture for someone who has to sit a lot. 
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  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,778
    Most people have a Kyphotic curvature to their thoracic spine. It is the default normal physiology. More than a random "many" but almost ALL with the exception of injury of disease. Hyperkyphosis is the classic hunched back with shoulders rolled forward. Clear as mud now? Kyhosis is normal in the T spine.

    Regard,

    Bones
  • Thanks,

    I have seen MANY othro and neuro docs. NONE had a vague explanation of the torso wanting to turn.

    By kyphosis it's my understanding they mean an exaggerated thoracic kyphotic curve.

    My problems are more prevalent on my right side with a droopy right shoulder and right scapular dyskinesia.

    I am 56 years old and a desk jockey ... no injuries.

    Just baffling how so many experts can't venture a guess on what's going on.





  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,778
    Hey Bowtie,

    Don't feel alone in your search for a physician that can offer some solid diagnosis and treatments -

    I personally went through 3 different surgeons before I proceeded and a friend of mine saw 4 different doctors before choosing the one for her revision surgery.

    Maybe a physician that specialises in Thoracic Surgery or a Spine specialist that specializes in scoliosis would be of benefit??

    And yes the delays and fears and uncertainty tend to grind on us .....

    Respectfully,

    Bones
  • Thanks, Bones

    In addition to the numerous orthos & neuro docs I've seen 2 different Board Certified Thoracic Surgeons who differed on their opinions about thoracic outlet syndrome
  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,778
    My philosophy on multiple doctor opinions is to find two of them that agree on a treatment ..... and disregard all others. Choose one of the two to proceed with.

    Ah the problem is finding two that advise the same diagnosis and treatment!!

    Bones
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