Patient Comments: Scoliosis - Signs and Symptoms

Describe the signs and symptoms associated with scoliosis in you or your child.

Comment from: jean, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 06

I am 67 years old. I noticed at age 14 that I was crooked. I never told anyone. When I was 30 years old I went to my doctor. He told me that I had sever lumbar scoliosis. I can't stand or sit for long periods. I can't wear dresses because I am so crooked. To the woman that can't get social security I have been on it for about 24 years so just keep trying. Good luck.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 24

I was diagnosed with scoliosis in the 70s at age 10 or 11. I didn"t have any symptoms and was diagnosed after a minor car accident. I never experienced back pain as a child. The most obvious sign was one hip was much higher than the other, making skirts look like one side was shorter than the other. I also had a hump on the side of my back where my biggest curve is. After wearing the Milwaukee brace for 3 years I had a spinal fusion. My curves were greatly reduced; one hip is still higher than the other, but it is not obvious. I still have the hump on my back, but it is much smaller and most people probably wouldn"t notice it.

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Comment from: willie, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 16

He is a 15 years old boy with a mental age of a toddler, height is 113.2 cm and weight 17.9 kg. One year ago scoliosis was 25%, x-ray on September 12, 2014 is 50%.

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Comment from: stephanie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 21

I have had scoliosis since 7th grade and wore a Boston back brace until I was in 11th grade. I have had two children and experienced back labor. Its been 13 years now and my back started to hurt so much these last few weeks. I have an S curve. Lately it feels like my ribs are squishing my heart and lungs. I have numbness in the left side my face. My chest gets tight and can't breathe; it's scary. The hump on my right side looks like it has doubled in size. I have muscle spasms. I have burning on the right side of my back. I don't know what to do. I don't have insurance and can't afford to go to the doctor. I've been dealing with bad pain too long.

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Comment from: Caramel, 25-34 (Patient) Published: July 23

I have had scoliosis and spondylosis for an extended period for some 30 years it gets worst the older I get. Some of the symptoms I have are a lot of back pain, shoulder pain and sometimes cramping in legs a sort of burning sensations that filters down to the spine. It's very difficult to stand or walk for extended periods.

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