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  • Posted By: Martinez
  • September 18, 2008
  • 06:19 PM

My son has been diagnosed with scoliosis, he is 13yo. He recently joined the football team, does great. I was told that this activity would be fine, by his GP. My concern however is that he has complained that his lower back was hurting him while carrying the equipment. Could this be related? Should I be concerned? I have researched Scoliosis online, and have read nothing specific, other than if the curveture becomes worse then surgery or a brace is the treatment etc... but in the mean time is there precautions that I need to be sensitive to? - :o

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  • You did not say how many degrees that the spine is tilted. Presumably they measured this angle . I would say that he probably is OK to play football, unles the curve is very substantial. The pain in the lower back very well could be related to the scoliosis, as one set of facet joints on one side gets more compression than the opposite side. I would avoid having him do any heavy weightlifting while standing.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 19, 2008
    • 04:39 AM
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  • Thank you for your quick response. I do not recall the exact degree of the curvature; however the GP stated that it was "mild" and due to his age he would need to be monitored frequently. I will definitly take the weightlifting advice, as that is part of his training. It was mentioned to me to possibly consult a Chiropractor, but with Scoliosis? is there really anything that a Chiropractic could do? Thank you :)
    Martinez 1 Replies
    • September 19, 2008
    • 04:25 PM
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  • A good chiropractor can help with scoliosis, especially since your son is still growing. He will also give some strengthening exercises. Consider this.When choosing a chiropractor, try to find someone who is not heavy into the massage table and "ping" device (these seem to be financial enhancers). You may have to go to more than one. He will take X-rays, which you may have to ask to take elsewhere. Hopefully your GP will be able to recommend someone really good.Also, I agree with not lifting heavy stuff until he is treated and gains in muscle strength. Ask the chiropractor.
    marionstar 228 Replies
    • September 19, 2008
    • 11:18 PM
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