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Old 12-13-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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Anybody else have mild scoliosis? How do you manage the muscular pain?

I have mild scoliosis at the T4-T5 vertebrae in my neck/upper back. It's a left/right curve, not front-back, so looking at me you can't tell I have it. I've been to physical therapy once for muscular pain on the right side of my neck/shoulder blades which helped, but now the pain is back. It's not unbearable but it's distracting enough to be a problem. I am constantly digging at my neck.

I find I have trigger points all along my scapulae on the right side of my neck, and all along my right shoulder blade, including deep underneath the shoulder blade. I use a foam roller for my hips and legs, but I just can't figure how to work out the knots in my neck. Heat helps, but only as long as I have the heat on there.

What to do? I hate chiropracters, but I'd be up for PT again. Anyone else deal with this?

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Old 12-13-2012, 12:13 PM   #2
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I have mild scoliosis somewhere in my back, a little lower than yours. I have frequent back pain but lower than the scoliosis so I don't know if it's the cause or not. I see a chiro sometimes but don't feel like it really helps.

I guess I'm saying I'm looking for suggestions to help with back pain too. Because with 2 kids I have to use my back, a lot lol.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:16 PM   #3
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Yup and a GOOD chiropractor change change your life. Faster than an hour of PT. seriously it takes me less than 5-10 minutes. And I loath pt appointments that are scheduled between Childcare and school pickups. My Chiro is crazy busy and awesomely flexible!
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Re: Anybody else have mild scoliosis? How do you manage the muscular pain?

I have lower back scoliosis. When I can afford it, I go to a chiro. Love them. The rest of the time (the past 4 yrs ), I just deal with the pain.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:26 PM   #5
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I have lower back scoliosis. When I can afford it, I go to a chiro. Love them. The rest of the time (the past 4 yrs ), I just deal with the pain.
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Do? Because my back pain ruined so much for me in the past- is make a deal with my Chiro for x-amount of visits at a wicked discount- paid up during tax time. It has been genuis!
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Re: Anybody else have mild scoliosis? How do you manage the muscular pain?

Chiro. I had severe double curve scoliosis corrected by surgery but still 25+ degrees. I don't have a lot of pain but the chiro does help.
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Re: Anybody else have mild scoliosis? How do you manage the muscular pain?

DS and I both have it. I didn't find out until I was an adult after I dealt with back and neck pain and spasms most of my early adulthood. DS is not bothered by his, at least yet, and his is worse than mine. Mine would cause the muscles in my lower back and in my neck (never at the same time) to spasm and lock up, to where I couldn't move (with my back) or my neck was stuck bent to my shoulder. Such a pain. At those times, only muscle relaxers could help me. For some reason, a few years ago I suddenly stopped getting those muscle spasms, when I used to get them all the time. *shrug* At this point, I just deal with the day to day pain. I have never been to a chiropractor.
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