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I Have Scoliosis

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    How To Be More Comfortable In Your Own Skin - So, I was diagnosed with Scoliosis when I was about 4 y.o unfortunately the doctors were not very familiar with the diagnosis and...
    ivanessa89 ivanessa89 22-25, F Jul 15, 2013

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    DEALING With It - WELL, I HAD IT SINCE I WAS IN MY EARLIER TEEN.I WAS IN CONSTANT PAIN.. AS I GREW OLDER AND I STARTED WORKING,THAT'S WHEN IT REALLY STARTED HURTING THE MOST...
    barbee barbee 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2008

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    Ive Got It - I wish I didn't but I do. I've had scoliosis since I was 12 I'm 20 I remember going places with my friemds and I couldn't walk as far as them I had to constantly sit...
    mattyboyyx mattyboyyx 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 15, 2012

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    "miracles Happen" - At the "almost mature" age of 15, i was diagnosed with an "S" scoliosis during a check-up at the Philippines. After obtaining an x-ray, little did i...
    michellio michellio 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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    My Sister Has Scoliosis Too. - My mom just told me the news. My 17 year old sister has scoliosis at 12 degrees. She hasn't told my sister yet. This honestly hurts me so much. I don...
    ObsessedWithElsa ObsessedWithElsa 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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    So I have decided to write more about my scoliosis and also give all those beautiful girls and boys some pointers. ❤ Remember despite what you look like you are beautiful and we...
    ObsessedWithElsa ObsessedWithElsa 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    So one day my back started hurting so bad I had chronic headaches and trouble walking. I was having trouble sleeping and doing the things I love, like running and ceramics. So my...
    xgabbersx xgabbersx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Having Scoliosis!!! - Hi my name is Tristan, and on November 20,2007 two days after my 11th birthday, i went for an annual check-up. when the doctor came in my mention to the...
    tmissie9 tmissie9 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2013

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    I'm A Scolio Girl:) - hey! so yup, I've got scoliosis. I've already had 2 surgeries since 2010. mine was really bad...when my family discovered that what i was suffering from was...
    CharNimzy CharNimzy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2013

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    My Scoli Story - Hiya, My name is Sarah. I'm 13 years old. I like to play travel basketball and softball. I am really athletic and smart. In 6th grade (last year) My mom and I went...
    LilMissInLoveWithHerBestfriend LilMissInLoveWithHerBestfriend 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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    Mild Scoliosis For 7 Yrs? - hey ya'll.Im new,so you"ll have to forgive me if i do something wrong..lol just am wondering how i got this?i was completely healthy all my life and...
    debbielinton debbielinton 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    The 'typical' Issues - I was diagnosised with scoliosis when I was 11.  I wore a TLSO brace for a year with no positive results in curvature.  I ended up having surgery...
    EricaABQ66 EricaABQ66 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 11, 2008

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    I Had It - When i had scoliosis I used to get bullied a lot about it so last July I had a 2 stage surgery to correct it it was meant to Be be 4 hours to take a rib out it ended...
    Abbie143 Abbie143 13-15, F Mar 29, 2013

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    Scoliosis - At 17 my son was diagnosed with a rare form that appears during a growth spurt. 2 10 degree curves at that point , by 21 they had gone to 2  65 degree curves ,5...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 8 Responses Aug 31, 2007

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    Nothing More They Can Do - I was diagnosed with Scoliosis when I was 11, I had a 56 degree curve just about the position of my shoulder blade. I was put in a brace for a five month...
    lonelybrokenhearted lonelybrokenhearted 16-17, F Feb 2, 2009

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    Living With Scoliosis - I am 32 year old asian male and have been living with scoliosis since I was 15 years old.  It wasn't so bad when I was a young kid but as I grew...
    Souacide Souacide 31-35 2 Responses Nov 23, 2008

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    So Much Waiting ... - I am 16 years old. I was diagnosed with scoliosis late last year. I found out about my scoliosis when my mum noticed my prominent right shoulder blade. I...
    Justanoxymoron Justanoxymoron 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2013

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    Nervous For Surgery - I'm preparing for scoliosis surgery for June 21, 2013 (less than a month away!!!). I've never had back surgery before, so this is pretty scary. If anybody has...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 26, 2013

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    Just Diagnosed - I'm 18 and at the beginning of the year i noticed that my right hip was slightly higher than my other one, i started getting mild pain around my pelvic/lower back...
    LaurenEmma95 LaurenEmma95 18-21, F Aug 31, 2013

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    Scoliosis :b - 7th grade. Girls were tested for Scoliosis. I knew my back always hurt, I knew something was wrong. I was sick the day of the testing. 9th grade, my back was worse...
    Alicia4rmFHS Alicia4rmFHS 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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    The Curve - Well I'm 22 years old and I have the curve and looking to talk to some people that has had surgey. That can give me info contacts as well as well just some one who's...
    The91curve The91curve 22-25 4 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    I Have Found A Cure!!! - I developed scoliosis when I was 12 years old I am now 29. Over the past 17 years my scoliosis got worse and worse to the point that I was in pain and...
    GrowerGirl GrowerGirl 26-30, F 9 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    Schroth Method Helped Me - Went to Schroth clinic a long time ago but was too young to do the exercises consistently, then I eventually forgot them. Back started to hurt so I did...
    rambobambo rambobambo 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 6, 2010

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    Never Knew - For the last 4 years especially, I have been dealing with sciatic nerve pain, then abnormal knee swelling and pain back to back. My physical therapist and chiropractor...
    Shokliva Shokliva 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2013

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    I Can Never Forget - Although joined this group a while ago, I never got to write info about my scoliosis; and I also try to forget. Anyway.... I was diagnosed with scoliosis when...
    MissKnight MissKnight 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2013

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    Non Surgical Recovery Of Scoliosis - After being on chiropractic treatments for close to 3 years now, I'm still researching on how to reduce my curvature from my s1 to coccyx since...
    EvaYav EvaYav 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    My Scoliosis Surgery Journey - Hey my name is Leslie, and most likely if you are reading this you have scoliosis or know someone who does. I'm here to share my experience about...
    leslieann007 leslieann007 16-17, F 10 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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    Brace Yourself - My name is Katie VanderKooi, and I’m a 21 year old spinal fusion survivor! I was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis when I was 6, after telling my parents that...
    kvand335 kvand335 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    Runs In Th Family... - my aunt my dad, my sister, my brother (who had the corrective operation) and me - bring on the intensive physiotherapy...  
    sapphiresky sapphiresky 16-18, F 7 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    I have minor scoliosis and i can tell you, it doesn't feel minor, sometimes when i have back pains i can't make any sudden movements or it will hurt so badly that sometimes i can't...
    DiapyBoi DiapyBoi 16-17, M 5 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    I Knew Something Was Wrong - My back has had problems for years. I have gone to the doctors for a physical and they would tell me there was a problem but it wasnt a big enough...
    MysteriousShadow MysteriousShadow 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2011

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    Celeste The Girl With Scoliosis ~.~ - Well what should I start off with? I am 12 years old and in 2011, back when my little self was barely 10, I had a cough, maybe even bronchitis...
    ObsessedWithElsa ObsessedWithElsa 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    Scoliosis After 50 Y.o. - Good day. In the age of 8 years old I was operated in a cause of scoliosis. Now I am 55 y.o. and have some serious problems of my scoliosis such as a...
    Serg Serg 51-55 2 Responses May 26, 2008

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    My Battle With Scoliosis - I was diagnosed with spinal scoliosis in the 6th grade around the age of 12. I was the only person at my school who had to stay after the screening so...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 20, 2010

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    29 Years Old, Just Found Out How Bad My Scoliois Is - I remember one time when I was younger, the doc said something about having minute Scoliosis -- I had no idea what it meant...
    herhello55 herhello55 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 2, 2013

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    Scoliosis Surgery Should Be Last Resort! - I feel scoliosis surgery should only be considered as a last resort; i.e., if you are truly hunched over and disabled from Scoliosis. If...
    cornerthree cornerthree 46-50 2 Responses Dec 28, 2012

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    My Daughter Has Scoliosis! - I don't have scoliosis, but my daughter (age 11, not old enough to register) has it. She's going to be 12 the 21st of July and she was diagnosed some...
    mekello mekello 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    My Scoliosis Journey. On To Surgery - My name is Allison. I am 17 years old, turning 18 in June, 2011,and i have scoliosis. *This story is also posted under the group "I Have had...
    almariemc almariemc 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 7, 2011

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    Went to the back specialist.. She took a scan of my back... It was the worst scan yet.. Meaning it's not getting better.... And the pain is so bad ... I can't walk.. Nor sleep
    xgabbersx xgabbersx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    Scoliosis... - I found out I had a mild case of scoliosis when I had a physical done when I was 12. They made me go once a year for about the next 3 years but it didn't change. I...
    Natnat1130 Natnat1130 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2013

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    I found out a couple of years ago that I have scoliosis. Had a MRI on my back because I have extreme pain in my lower back that runs up to my neck.
    emtl2155 emtl2155 46-50, M Mar 14

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    Being Strong - I've been dealing with this Scoliosis since i fell off a stage while raining when i was in grade school. I'm now a college graduate and still have this illness that...
    wanderlustEP wanderlustEP 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    I Was Diagnosed With Scoliosis Year Ago - I had scanes on my back a year ago for my scoliosis and said it was not that bad.I think its getting worst becuase cant breathe as good...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2013

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    Someone share their story with me? I'll share mine. I don't want to feel alone anymore than I do
    kaitlyncurvygirl99 kaitlyncurvygirl99 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    I am 22 and found out about a year ago I have scoliosis. It is a rather confusing situation as originally it was thought I had hip dysplasia then leg length discrepancy then it was...
    Boxer91 Boxer91 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Scoliosis Doesn't Prevent You From Accomplishing Your Dreams, In The Long Run. - Since about 2 years ago, i have discovered that i have scoliosis. I have an S shaped spine; 10...
    simplyawesome3 simplyawesome3 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2011

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    Conquer Scoliosis - I had my first backache when I was 19. At that point of time I was a real active person with a bright future and a thriving career. However, the backache didn...
    EvaYav EvaYav 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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    Scoliosis - I only found out I have scoliosis 8 months ago, but I've probably had it for four years. My shoulders are quite uneven and I have an awful ribhump on my right rib. Its...
    abbsie202 abbsie202 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    Scoliosis - I am a 14 year old boy with scoliosis, and all I see on this page are girls having scoliosis, any boys out there?
    Tg99 Tg99 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    A Year Later... - I just found out a year ago that I have scoliosis. After my back gave out on Christmas eve of 2006 I decided that my back hurt extremely bad and this was not a...
    OneLifeToLive OneLifeToLive 18-21, F 2 Responses May 26, 2008

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    62 Year Old Woman Contemplating Scoliosis Surgery - I am in the research phase but must say I am scared to death. I have minimal symptoms now but my curve is 88 degrees and it...
    merylmeg merylmeg 61-65, F Jul 27, 2013

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