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Apr 28, 2017 · Scoliosis - Introduce yourself and meet others in Spine Health

Thanks so much for the suggestion. I will certainly try the small cushion. I appreciate it!

Apr 28, 2017 · Scoliosis - Introduce yourself and meet others in Spine Health

I am very happy to see this topic. I have found my way to scoliosis in a different way, perhaps. I did have a “sway” lower back since childhood. I had an acute, multiple trauma accident in 2009. I was 48 at the time and due to determination and a lot of hard work, I did learn to walk again and recovered for the most part. I have hardware throughout my body and a total shoulder replacement. I was fortunate to be under the care of a most skilled trauma surgeon. As a result of the multiple fractures in my pelvis and the separation of my sacrum from my pelvis the scoliosis in my lower back is pronounced. A PT explained it to me. It is not a twisting and curving but rather a straight curve. I hope that makes sense. My sleep is always interrupted after a few hours with extreme discomfort. I am on pain management medications along with past cortisone injections, massage and PT. Those are for the various other issues besides this topic. I am not sure what else to do to make things easier for myself. I did buy a new bed. I needed one as the last one was way past it’s useful life. I am not sure it is right. It’s firm and I do think mostly it is just living with my body the way it is now. In other words, I am not sure any mattress would be “perfect.” I did a lot of research and speaking to people to help me make a decision. I’ve only been sleeping on it for a week. I am trying to keep myself active and strengthen my muscles in my body. I always wonder what others do to help.

Apr 11, 2017 · Video Q&A about Hip Pain Prevention & Treatment in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I had an acute multiple trauma accident several years ago. The fractures were involved in numerous areas of my body. They told me my left hip would definitely require replacing. Only I will know when. There is little space in the joint. The acetabulum repair with hardware is holding. I also had numerous repairs of the entire pelvis with SI joint fracture (completely fractured from sacrum) and pubic bone fractures. I take pain meds. I have pain in the left hip, and it will eventually resolve so I can walk okay. Lately, it is flaring up. I want to know if anything can help when dealing with trauma to the joint as far as supplements. I seem to remember there is not much to be done. I am just waiting until the time is right. I am also 55 yrs old and want to hold off as long as possible due to the life span of the replacement. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for considering my question.