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Scoliosis detected too late

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 4, 2008
  • 08:18 PM

I'm just ranting... I am 21 years old and went in to the doctor about a year ago with severe back and arm pain. X-rays were taken and it was discovered that I have thoracic scoliosis. It's only 15 degrees, but I'm just very irritated that none of the precautionary tests performed at my many sports physicals all through middle and high school didn't catch this. If it had been caught sooner, I wouldn't have had to deal with the pain that I have day in and day out. Is there anyone else out there who can relate? I've done physical therapy, with no success. Are there other treatments or exercises to help ease the pain??

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