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After a bunch of doctor visits for the weird arm tingling and the bruised ribs- GP, physical therapist, neurologist- and an MRI and an X-ray, this is all they come up with. :rolleyes:

We even had those scoliosis screenings in elementary school. Yeah I slouch but never once thought I had freakin' scoliosis. Thought it was a kid thing. :idea:

Meanwhile, the arm is still going numb every few minutes and it still hurts to breathe deeply, sneeze, cough and laugh. :cryin:

Off to the Googles to see WTF the deal is with mild scoliosis.
 

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They told me that I had "mild scoliosis" when I was in hike skool... My mom took me to all the specialists and what not.. As far as I remember nothing really came of it. I occasionally have some lower back pains, but never really anything serious. Except for a few weeks ago when I was riding wheelies on the mtb and fell over backwards on my tailpipe.... on asphalt, that gave me some back pains for a couple weeks.
 

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My 16 y.o daughter has slight scoliosis. There is a grading scale and they don't recommend anything unless you are over a "20". (She's a "12"). The curvature is not necessarily slouching, but more usually an S or a C curve laterally in the back. See a good back specialist.
 

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They told me that I had "mild scoliosis" when I was in hike skool... My mom took me to all the specialists and what not.. As far as I remember nothing really came of it.
When I was 11 they did a scoliosis screening at school and gave me a note to give to my parents, telling them that I should go see a doctor because I might have scoliosis. Naturally, I threw the note away and never told my parents. I've been fine ever since.

The funny thing was telling my parents about this 30 years after the fact! They couldn't really get mad at me and we all had a good laugh. :D
 

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My sister has it, runs in the family and more common in women. She's quite active, just maybe not quite as tall as she would be. :)

Point is, not as awful as a lot of those Google hits may make it sound.
 

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My thoughts are: you have a pinched nerve or blood flow issues.

Go see a chiropracter and see if your DR will get you setup for an angiography or fluoroscopy
 

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My 16 y.o daughter has slight scoliosis. There is a grading scale and they don't recommend anything unless you are over a "20". (She's a "12"). The curvature is not necessarily slouching, but more usually an S or a C curve laterally in the back. See a good back specialist.
Yes, I think that a large % of the population probably has "mild scoliosis" which usually is just a slight curve in the spine... My ex brother inlaw had "not mild scoliosis" X-rays of his back basically looked like a question mark. He ended up getting two titanium rods installed on each side to straighten it out... This is the kind of scoliosis I think they are worried about when performing the screenings on kids.... His started out mild and as he grew it got worse and worse.

I think the "mild" is just a flag that says, keep an eye on it, it could get worse.
 

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I have scoliosis. a crooked vertebrae. due to my leg discrepancy. It can get very painful sometimes. but the bike really helps on it.
 

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What's funny is that John took a look at the x-ray and said, "Looks like you have scoliosis." I thought he was busting my chops about posture.
 

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I was just kidding about the hunch back. They told me that but I'm pretty normal other than some neck/shoulder pain which is probably from wrecking just about everything that has wheels on numerous instances.
 

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I found out ~5yrs ago (age 35) I had "mild scoliosis"... which was never caught when I was young. I has caused some degeneration of the spine of my upper back (ie arthritis). I get 'flare-ups' occasionally, which means I get irritation in the vertebrae (T1-3) & it gets inflamed, causing muscle knots/spasms, pain and sometimes numbness in a finger or 2.

Going to a chiropractor helps me out a lot (I'd never been before), as well as stretching & proper exercises. A physical therapist has been the most help in figuring out exercises & stretches. NSAIDS offer some relief, but before I got wise to what what was triggering it & started going to the chiro, I was resorting to getting steroid (cortisone+painkiller?) injections & perscription anti-spasm meds(which is what going to a pain specialist can get you, a quick fix, but no solutions...).

Certain things like poor posture at the office desk, driving long distances, carrying my toddler & cycling can really aggravate it (basically anything with my back kinda of hunched & arms stretched in front of me). Getting old sucks:rolleyes:

pros- My back is now a weather barometer:rolleyes: & I have a good excuse to play sand volleyball a couple nights a week.
 
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