I understand scoliosis is heriditary if it appears at birth or in early teens. I will reply again later today- busy schedule but wanted to say hello and welcome to this group
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I saw a spine specialist yesterday and after X-ray I was told my upper spine curve is progressing which is causing my rib cage to move to the right that puts pressure on my heart.
At my age bracing might help somewhat. Surgery is not an option. Heart pain has occurred as recently as a few weeks ago. A heart specialist said my heart pain was a musculoskeletal issue. Therefore, I was alerted to this situation. Yet, being told by the scoliosis specialist there isn’t anything medically that can be done, I began to feel numb. Strange feeling. I need to hear from you who have spine issues what would you do if you were in my situation? I could use help processing this.
Politics have not been in posts that Im aware of. As human beings with bone, joint and muscle problems
we are more than just our physical problem. We have likes, dislikes, concerns, pain, and belief which make us who we are. We are all beautiful in our own unique way. I for one am delighted,for those that post, that they can be themselves as they post their situations and how they chose to deal with life.
I encourage you to try finishing your Masters degree in theology before looking
at surgery. It is a thrill to accomplish a feat like that. I received my Doctorate in Practical Ministry 15 years ago. I wanted to attain this high level degree for myself and not for others. I’m delighted I did and you will be as well. Are you interested in teaching this subject?
@gailfaith. I’m not at all jealous, rather I’m happy for your lack of pain. I’m happy for those who don’t have scoliosis too.
Thank you for sharing some of your experiences: I learn from others.
Blessings to you and all who are connected to Mayo Connect.