Okay, i have already put up a thread about my mild soliosis but i decided to put another one since this is a different question. rainbow

My question is, i have been noticing since the past month that myright shoulderblade is igher than my left one, just by a bit, and my curvie IS to my right side. I know that when the curve progresses(by the 20 degrees) one of the fist sign in a thoracic curve is uneven shoulderblades. But since i have them uneven, does it meen it got worse? Shocked I mean, it couldn't have. when i bend i kinda touch the spine and absolutely see no change. the last, it was at 12 0r 13 degrees(can't remember).

A response is much appreciated. Razz
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replied October 21st, 2008
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It may be that you have not noticed that your shoulders are uneven before, these things happen in very small increments over a long period of time, sometimes it can progress fast though, i would reckon its pretty hard to estimate the degree of curvature of your spine by touching it, if it is progressing slowly it would seem like it has not changed i think you should read up on it or try joining a forum of fellow sufferers.

All the best Disneygirl
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replied June 5th, 2013
I'm 18, my Scoliosis curves like an S shape. About 4 years ago I found out that I had Scoliosis. It was only 18% and you could hardly tell, but ever since I found out, it feels like it's getting worse and worse. I can't lay on my back straight without sharp pains where it's hard to breath for about 15 mins, and I looked in the mirror at my finger tips, and they looked uneven. I thought maybe it's just me, but I looked at my shoulders, and my right side seems to be higher the my left side, as follows with my finger tips. I ten to loose my balance a lot, and I get these really bad pains after laying in bed for an hour a few times a month that is so hard, it feels as if a rock is inder my sin, and is tender to touch, then when it calms down after forcing myself to walk, it goes half numb. I haven't had insurance, so I haven't had an xray since I found out. Any suggestions?
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replied October 21st, 2008
thank you, rollar64.

my next visit is in early November so I will update. I found a forum for kids dealing with scoliosi and other spine problems. It's called spinekids.com ; really nice.

Anyway, thank you so much. It seems as if you're always there!
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replied October 23rd, 2008
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Disneygirl, I would suggest that discuss what you think are changes with your doctor. Point out all that you have said in your post and see what your doc thinks.

As rollar64 said, sometimes things can change very slowly and other times it can be very rapid.
It doesn't sound like it is a real marked change from before, but it could be.

Be careful when you read up on things on the net, not everything we have available to us is accurate and we always run the risk of "self diagnosis" and the result of that is usually wrong.

Good luck and let us know what the doc says.

Fran
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replied October 23rd, 2008
thank you for your reply, Fran. I will let you know what he says.



P.S. I am having so much pain in the lumbar area. I think it's because of my L5/S1 fracture. It starts in the lumbar area and then goes down to my left leg.(always left leg, rarely right).. I got it today at school. The back pain lasted for about an hour 1/2 but the pain in the leg lasted for hours. just wanted to share that.
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replied October 24th, 2008
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You didnt' mention anything about a fracture of your L5/S1 fracture. what kind of treatment are you having or have you had for this? Is this confirmed on MRI or X-ray?

You should be under treatment for that right away and it should not be ignored. If you are having so much pain now in the lumbar area, you need to see a spine specialist about it right away. It could potentially make the scoliosis worse and the scoliosis could be making the fracture worse.

Call your spine surgeon right away about the pain and get in to see him/her right away.

Fran
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replied October 25th, 2008
I mentioned it on the other thread. sorry. I am having no treatment for this since it is minimal. The is a chance that it could have worsen since the pain occurs abit more frequently now. I don't know how i got it. We just found out i had it last viisit(May). They found it on the x-ray. Yes, I have heard about the fracture(PARS defect) and scoliosis being present at the same time.
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replied November 11th, 2008
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Hello,
I have scoliosis, it is mild though and has gotten better over the years due to chiropractic care and deep tissue massage.

One shoulder higher than the other.... if it happened really fast then it is probably muscles reacting to your unnatural curve. I would suggest massage to relax it. You can do this if you want to.

Just touch the shoulder that is higher. Probe with your fingers and press, rub down feel what is tight, where else you feel pain when you press in certain areas.... if you feel a NEEDLE like pain STOP. You are touching or affecting a nerve directly and may do more harm than good.

Massage those sore areas. If it is really sore then find a way to shorten the muscle. This will cause less discomfort to be felt and you will recieve greater benefit. I also recommend buying a simple reflexology book to find out how to relax your muscles or where the referral points are.......Referral points can do lots of things MOST importantly they can mute pain.

Let's say you are massaging an area and it hurts. Is there any other point in your body that you can feel it? If possible touch it and press, while massaging the other area.... you should feel the discomfort subside and massage deeper in the area you want to relax.

Hope this helps
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replied November 14th, 2008
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If you have scoliosis then your spine is tilted to one side, when this happens one shoulder is lowered, and one shoulder is raised, this is because the shoulder girdle maintains its natural relationship with the spine. if the shoulders were to remain level then the shoulder girdle would be crooked in relation to the spine.
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