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#11 rodent

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    Posted 05 February 2008 - 05:19 PM

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    I suggest a doctors visit before you head off to see a chiropractor. Your allignment being off and scoliosis are very, very different things which need different treatment's. If it scoliosis you can not have a chiropractor manipulate you back into alignment as it is the way you spine has formed and is much more complicated then the other. This is what my daughter Nicole has, and unfortunately is why she is now in a wheelchair after opting for a serious surgery to put rods in her back that ended up puncturing her spinal chord. Before this she led a normal life had a fusion of the spinal chord that stopped the curve from getting any worse, and she wore a lift on her shoe, there are exercises that a physio therapist can reccomend to you to help with the scoliosis. Anyway my whole point in this response is please see a doctor before you see a chiropractor and get a proper diagnosis, if you don't a chiroprator could do you more harm then good.
    great advice. I have been checked for scoliosis. They did checks all through high school. I don't know if it's something that would come up after high school, but if not that is not likely the problem.

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    Posted 05 February 2008 - 05:23 PM

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    great advice. I have been checked for scoliosis. They did checks all through high school. I don't know if it's something that would come up after high school, but if not that is not likely the problem.
    my cousin developed scoliosis in high school, but the school nurse nor her GP ever caught it early on in all of the physical checkups... it got bad during college and she ended up having to do physical therapy and wear a back brace, so don't rule it out based on being checked in your teens :)

    i do agree with kelly, get checked by a regular doc before seeing a chiropractor to avoid doing any damage. my cousin first went to a chiropractor when she started having flare ups, and luckily he directed her to her regular doc, but not all chiros will do that...

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      Posted 05 February 2008 - 05:24 PM

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      Well since I live outside of the city and my group health coverage area I have to pay cash, but I'm on a sliding scale and only pay 29.00 per visit. It is by far worth it to spend the money on your health. I was kind of thrown off at first about spending that every week, but I feel tremendously better. He said if I don't get it taken care of now I could have a lot of issues later in life....especially with carrying a baby...so it was a no brainer....I'd spend double or tripple!
      $30 a week isn't near as high as I was thinking. I do agree it's better to fix a problem now than to let it turn into something more expensive & more damaging. That is why after I realized this is really a problem I started looking into what I need to do about it.

      Thanks for all the advice. I'll call my insurance people this week & find out what my plan covers. I have a decent plan through BCBS, but it's not a great plan. I also have free access to student health because I'm in grad school. That might be useful for getting referred somewhere. I'll see if they look at stuff like that. I've also called the athletic rehab facility on campus, but didn't get a straight answer about anything.

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        Posted 05 February 2008 - 05:24 PM

        Scoliosis can definately become worse throughout your life, it is why we opted to have rods put in Nicole's back at age 17, because we were afraid of deteriation as she got older. If it was ruled out then that is good.

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          Posted 05 February 2008 - 08:16 PM

          I am so excited! I just learned that the university athletic trainers have a free clinic for students. I'm going this week or next.

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            Posted 05 February 2008 - 08:19 PM

            that is exciting Morgan, I hope you get some answers

            #17 jean-marcus

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              Posted 05 February 2008 - 08:45 PM

              The ancient chinese viewed one shorter leg as a sign of great intelligence, character, and up-coming wealth...

              well maybe they did. i wasnt really alive back then but don't let that bother you now if it hasnt up till just recently. :) :) :) try one of those shoe lifts in your shorter leg and see if that helps. could be a cheaper fix then an orthopedic.

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                Posted 05 February 2008 - 09:01 PM

                MOrgan, you should definetly make sure it is nothing to serious, i.e. go to a DR. But after that, a chiropractor will really help! I am actually going tomorrow to get realigned! My hips bother me sometimes and sometimes I can tell that one leg is longer than the other because one shoulder is higher!
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                #19 Christine

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                Posted 05 February 2008 - 09:37 PM

                Morgan, I think my right leg is a little shorter, I have a bunion (is that how you spell it? buyon) on my right foot and have sciatica on the right side of my tailbone and some hip issues, but I only realized they were all related when I went to a podiatrist for my foot. I just have to have surgery on my foot and I do pilates to help.
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                  Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:17 PM

                  I'm about to hobble on over to my physical therapy appointment. I'm so excited to know what's wrong with me. I'll let y'all know what happens.




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