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kristinemcauthon (@kristinemcauthon)

Both ulnar side of hand problems

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The only thing I can think of is when I went rafting I was steering it and hit a rock with my paddle and I flew back on my back. I was in a few car accidents but nothing serious a few years back. I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was a child but never did anything about it. I am freaked out about als. But the neurologist I saw said no not als and it was at a neuromuscular doctor. She said als doesn’t present on the ulnar side like that. I did notice that when I sit one leg is a little higher than the other. The other thing I just thought of is when I was giving birth to my daughter who is now 5 she had a hard time coming out and her shoulder got stuck and they had to lift me up upside down to get her out she never dropped. I always wondered if that caused any issues. Thank you for your help!I really do appreciate it. God bless you

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@kristinemcauthon Kristine, you may want to try physical therapy. With one leg higher when you sit, that suggests that your pelvis may be out of alignment. that is a common problem for women and also affects me even though I haven't had any children. There are some simple exercises I do to level my pelvis. If a leg seems too long or too short, it can also be the pelvis. That puts stress on the spine when the pelvis is off. I realize that with scoliosis, it may be different for you as far as body alignment. If you have some issues causing nerve compression due to tight muscles, etc, having pressure added from scoliosis can make it worse by pushing on the tissues and organs. You may want to look at our discussion on myofascial release, and there is a provider search on the MFR website. This is a specialized type of physical therapy. The car accidents could have affected your spine even if they seemed not to be serious at the time, and compression on the spinal cord can sneak up on you without many symptoms. You might discuss this with your neurologist or look for a specialist for a spine consult and discuss the previous traffic accidents. A disc can be injured with small cracks, that later open up weakening the outer layer of the disc and then it bulges and later herniates. That can take years to happen and for me it was 20 years after a whiplash that I was having spine surgery to free my spinal cord from compression. Here is the link.