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Offline hijikata

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« on: March 17, 2014, 06:28:02 AM »
Its been a very long time (for me anyway) since I have visited this board but tonight I am incredibly frustrated and annoyed. I have had persistent upper back pain for about three weeks and for the first time in my life I just waited it out instead of immediately seeking reassurance. It didn't go away so I got an X-Ray which said I have thoracic scoliosis curving to the left, but everything else was normal. It did say that a follow up MRI may be required which obviously had me worried, and for good reason! Apparently when it curves to the left in the thoracic spine it is a red flag for serious underlying spinal pathology I.E Tumor, but the GP who I discussed my results with didn't even acknowledge that, pretty much wrote off what the radiologist had said and ignored the scoliosis diagnosis and told me to to stretch my back. Excuse my French, but what the ***** was the point in the test if you weren't going to listen to the results and tell me to stretch my back. So now I don't know what to do because everything on google says that a left curve at least warrants the further investigation but I can neither afford a specialist or an MRI, and don't have the time because I am moving to a different country in a month.

Very very angry tonight and the back pain doesn't freaking help

rant over/
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Re: Scoliosis
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 08:32:17 AM »
If your doctor isn't concerned then there is probably nothing to worry about, but for peace of mind why don't you go back and discuss this diagnosis with your him.  Ask him what it could mean.  FYI, my daughter ,who is 16 years of age has scoliosis, and the doctor did a follow up X-ray, just to see if it was changing. From what I have learned if you are older and aren't 't growing anymore then the likelihood of it progressing is very low. 
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