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    I have a severe curvature to the top part of my spine that doesn't cause me pain, but does look dreadful! It can ache sometimes when I sit driving in one position for a few hours….what can I do to fix this?





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    Oh! One more thing I'm sorry I forgot: try wearing loose-fitting shirts to help hide the curvature. And avoid stripes if you can! I lean heavily to one side even after the surgeries, and stripes make it so much more obvious! I'm assuming you're a man and that you don't care about fashion as much, but patterns do tend to make it look worse :)

    Do you want to fix how it looks, or the pain? If you want to fix how it looks, there isn't much you can do to be honest unless you have a spinal fusion to correct it. If you don't like epic scars and you don't NEED it I wouldn't recommend it though :) As for the sitting for a long time issue, I have the same problem. if I sit or stand in the same position for more than 10 minutes by back hurts really bad. But some things you can do is try and stand up or stretch every so often, even if your back isn't hurting at the moment. If that isn't possible, try using an icepack. Icepacks can help numb the area and stop the muscles from aching. If you're driving on a long car trip, stop at a rest stop every couple hours or so and just walk around. You can also try yoga in the morning and nights. Hope this helps!

    hi ya, i have had weight problems all my life, i used to find it so easy to loose weight, but not any more. i am 47 and have curvature of the spine which at times is really bad, i'm on morphine for the pain. so physical exersize is difficult. im just so down because of the weight, i don't go anywear or do anything im single and it feels like im just waiting to die. i also have a lot of stomach problems, at times it looks like im 9 months pregnant im just so bloated. i have a good diet all fresh stuff no rubbish foods at all, so i dont know why im so heavy im 13 and a half stone and 5' 4'





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    Hi, I'm 29 and for the last 11 years I've had problems with ejaculating. I had 8 Hypospadias repairs uptill the age of 11 and then another at age 17 to repair a slight curvature which I was worried about. Instead of advising me that the curvature was fine my doctor operated on me and ever since I have had delayed ejaculation, sometimes it can last hours without ejaculation and I end up with little cuts on my penis (from friction). The underside of my penis has a lot of scar tissue and I only seem to be able to ejaculate by masturbating and not by penetration. It's been too long now and I'm fed up as it makes my sex life (with or without partners) difficult and embarrasing!





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    search for professor mundy who opperates from ucl in london. he has come up with a repair for this. i am going in for the first part of my surgery next month. hope this helps

    if you google proffessor mundy it has all his contact details on there. he has come up with a new form of surgery that has a high rate of success. it is done in 2 stages. the total recovery for this is around a year but for myself being in my early 30's and had nothing but problems since my last operation in my early teens. i hope this helps. if you want more info on this let me know your email add and i can send you some links and more contact information. i also have a news paper cut out regarding proffessor mundy and this situation. hope this helps and please look him up and get incontact. if not get your gp to refer you to him.

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    i'm 16 years old, and female. i have suffered from a bad back for about 4 years since i fell off a fence, i was sent to a back specialist to see what is wrong, they found out my back is bent but like a wiggle shape, not a C or S shape. and you can only tell i have curve spine on x ray as there no sign on my back as spine looks normal. also on my right side my spine and hip have joined, i been told drs cant operate as there more likely to damage my back more, is there anything i can do to help the pain or stop it getting worse? also is there a name for my back condition, as i been told its abnormal and not given a name ? plus i been told i was born with this condition.





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    take it easy... i'm 14 and have delt with it my whole life!! try roling up a towel and duck tape it and when you sit put it where your in the most pain!!!! it helps a bit or for a whoile

    i dont think i have a pillondial sinus but there is no name for it i am sure no one else has it... i have like a hole at the bottom of my spine/back and it is like it goes straight the way through to the inside of my body and some times it bleeds, i have had it since birth and it causes me pains in the base of my spine/back i really dont know what it is and no one knows i have it please help ?





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    I had CT scan on the top of my spine because of the pain i was getting , they said i have spong Osteoarthritis because it is curved at the top of my neck. But the pain i get in my shoulder blade is like shape stabbing pain and someone is pulling the nerve which makes it very tight and painful .is this pain caused by my spine curved or is it trapped nerve...?





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    My names beca and I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 13. I wore a back-brace 23 hours a day 7 days a week for 3 years. When I got my brace I had physcio to build my mussles so I could sit up without back pain. I'm now 25 and an taking diasapam, diclofenac and solpadol to help deal with my back pain. I would like to know if getting the operation at my age would help get rid of the pain or if there's nothing that will help can anyone say how I can strengthen my spine. I've tried yoga and marshal arts both made my spine hurt so much it hurt to move. Any help would b greatly appreciated. Thank you





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    Absolutely get the surgery. It will be much better than now. Never perfect, but you wont need those medications, just a lot of patience and years to get better. Its worth it, trust me.

    im a 58 yr old paraplegic in chair for 28 yrs also bad curvature awaiting surgery rods and screws , however around 2 stone round middle ,, need help to lose this





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    my daughter is 23 with two curves in her spine she just started to complain about a sore back when she was 18. I asked her to go to the doctor the doc looked where she was sore gave her cream. for a treat she got a massage and the wee woman told her her spine was curved. she went back to the doctors. she was to wait for the hospital appointments so a year and a have later she got the xray just to be told the havent got the right equitment and that she has two curves. so i think we got no where my daughter wants to have a baby.I know shes to old now all her bones are fully developed. shes always in pain.





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    i am 30 years old and i have double bended curves in my spine if your daughter wants to have a baby there is no reason why she would not be able to . i have 7 children and all was well . just a lot of pain at last stage of being pregnant so more rest was needed .

    I'm 17 and when my penis is erect it has an unusual amount of curvature. It's sometimes painful to masturbate and I find it difficult to have sex. Is there any way I can correct it's stiffness without the use of surgery?





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    Ray go and have this condition diagnosed first. Maybe something else.. Dont automatically think surgery..

    Gidday Ray. For some guys, a curved one is normal it's when they look like a corkscrew that things get serious. You say it's painful to masturbate which suggests given you're only 17 would be well worth seeing a specialist sooner rather than later while your body is still growing in case action needs to be taken to give your body a chance at correct the angle if that is an option. The fact it is painful suggests it is well worth getting it checked and I'd encourage you to ask your doctor about the possibility of you having "Peyronie’s Disease" which has the classic painfully curved penis as a symptom. Don't be alarmed that the word "disease" is in that term, it's just the medical wording for a condition that you may or may not have, but better you be sure so that treatment can take be arranged. As a footnote, it's unproven scientifically but it has been claimed in some circles that taking Vitamin E can help with curvature but I stress this is purely anecdotal and not proven so may be pure fairy tales. What I would be doing is looking around for a doctor who knows about Peyronie’s Disease usually a Urologist is best and paying them a visit. If nothing else, it'll put your mind at rest and may help find a solution to the pain.

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    I am 44 years old and have funnel chest. I have never seen anyone else with it and am amazed how common it is. I have learnt to accept this is the way I am, but I dont like wearing low cut tops beacause of it. I noticed on one comment it said about curvature of the spine. When I had my son the hospital said I had a curvature of my spine and I didnt even know. Surgery is too radical if you can accept the way you are.





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    can men get scoliosis . im a 46 year old man and had a curvature of the spine since birth i also had a small hole at the base of my spine . i asked my doctor if the was any surgery i could have but he said i was to old.is that true ?.





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    Some curvature is absolutely normal in many, many men. If the curvature is extreme, it may cause some issues with sexual activity. Extreme curvature is sometimes called Peyronie's disease. Consult a doctor if you believe your penis curvature is of a degree that might require attention. Sometimes curvature results from scar tissue building up, which can have the effect of causing the penis to lose some sensation. Using a quality penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) with a neuroprotective ingredient like acetyl L carnitine can help restore lost sensitivity.

    Hi, Even I was diagnosed with Spina Bifida, I never faced any problem, but I have a slight curvature & hair grown on the lower part of spine. If u came to know about the chances of passing the condition to the child let me kno

    Some curvature is normal, but EXTREME curvature can be a problem. You say that your curvature is getting in the way of your sex life. Is it causing you pain? Is it causing your partner pain? Exactly how is is "getting in the way?" As for shaving your pubic hair, it sounds like you may have given yourself "razor burn," which means you've irritated your skin. It should go away after a few days.

    I'm 18 and I believe I have Peyronie' disease. I've had a problem with my penis once when a sexual partner experienced pain during anal intercourse. He complained of the curvature, but the lack of lube might have helped. How do I know if the curvature of my penis is unhealthy? Its curvature reminds me a little bit of a banana, but it bends up and a little bit to the side, and it's a little more curved than a banana. Please help.





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    hi i was diagnosed with Spina bifida acculta when i was 14 but it doesnt really cause me any problems.....now and again i will have back ache. I also have a slight curvature of the spine. i want to know what the chances are of passing the condition onto my child when i decide to become pregnant and if any what i can do to prevent it happening.





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    Hi, Even I was diagnosed with Spina Bifida, I never faced any problem, but I have a slight curvature & hair grown on the lower part of spine. If u came to know about the chances of passing the condition to the child let me kno

    i took folic acid to reduce chances of passing it on and i have had 3 healthy children

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    Anytime... I am now an almost 40 year old woman who has had this all my life. It affects my left side and had to have reconstructive surgery at the young age of 14. I had already at that point developed curvature of my spine and lengthened left shoulder as a mean of trying to hide my disfigured body.

    Hey, I'm 16 & had an operation to correct my spine curvature just over a year ago. Now my spine is straight but my hip still pokes out.Aswell as this horrible sight, One of my breasts are noticeably larger than the other. They must have grown oddly because of my curve. It is so bad that it shows through my t shirt even when i wear a bra. My left boob is so much larger than the other that it is saggier than my right one and the nipple is larger, too. As well as having odd hips, this makes taking my top off a real effort and I feel embarrassed in front of my boyfriend. I'd like to get implants that will even up my size, say a small one in my left boob (the bigger one) and a larger implant in my right, so that they look the same. My left breast is a d/dd and my right is a b/c. Do you think I could get something done on the NHS, as this is extremely frustrating and sometimes brings me to tears and I'd never be able to afford it myself. Also, my back surgeon said I've stopped growing now so they won't even out. What can I do?





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    hey Bethanie, i have exactly the same problem however i have had no medical conditions. my breasts are exactly the same as yours and has stopped me from allowing boys to even get close to them. my self esteem is extremely low and along with other problems i have come to hate my body! however to even them out i get bras with the air fillets in them and only put them in the smaller cup. people think that i have good boobs because i use this to make them look good, however i dont think tht i will ever be comfortable naked. i totally understand how you are feeling and i hope tht u can get some help. pls pass on any advice tht u may get! xxx

    BETHANIE: PLEASE READ THIS. definitely go with enlarging the smaller one, DO NOT have a breast reduction. the scarring you get will ruin your life. believe me, I have hidden mybreasts for over 12 years because i had a breast reduction to try and sort out the asymmetry. they still didnt get that right. i have regretted have a breast reduction since the day i had it. i wish i could turn back time and had an implantin the smaller breast. I hate myself for having the surgery i have had. good luck. xx

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    Hello,is there any non surgical improvements that can be made to a bent/curved penis.I'm 32 and hate the thought of having to go under the knife to correct the sideways curvature.The curvature is worse when I'm erect.





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    Unfortunately, no, there is no alternative that I know of. Some curvature is normal, but in some cases the curvature is caused by a build-up of placque under the skin which can only be removed surgically. However, even removing it does not mean that it won't continue to build-up after surgery, so within a few months after surgery you may begin to see it starting to bend again. This is something you will want to discuss with any doctor before you decide to have the surgery.

    Hi my name is Geraldine i was born with Spina Bifida Occulta i have a hair growth on the base of my spine , curvature and slight scoliosis, but it is the hair that has caused most problem in my life , i have never seen or come across anyone else who has this growth it has affected me greatly in life, i have never seen a photo of any one who has this, am i the only one??





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    Hi Geraldine, I too was born with spina bifida occulta & I also grow hair at the base of my spine,as does one of my sisters & my brother who was also born with this.You are not alone & I'm sure there will be many others.I hope this makes you feel a bit better about it.

    This may seem unbelievable, but I never truly realised that I had spina bifida occulta until tonight (March 21 2013.).I am 54 years old. I have always been embarrassed by the dark hair on my lower back. When I was little it grew quite long & was à bit of a pony tail. I hated being different. As à teenager I was never confident enough to wear à bikini even when I shaved it. Now I have it shaved permanently but still for me I "see" it as it "really" is...long & odd! Still in à broader sense it hasn't affected my self confidence but I have always felt very ashamed & worried about my 'deformity' being discovered...Some of this stems from my mother's attitude towards it as she insisted that no-one should see it. I don't think her intentions were bad. I think she blamed herself as she'd been very ill & on medication when pregnant. I've had no physical problems that I know of except à lifelong struggle with constipation & I don't know if that is connected. I wish I didn't have it but on the otherhand I don't lose any sleep either. Sorry to hear that others have it too. It's à nuisance, especially when you're young.

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    I've just been to see my GP and told him i'd watched embarrassing bodies about scoliosis and that looked it up on the internet and found something similiar called kyphosis which is curvature at the top of the spine. i told him i thought thats what i had so he examined and thinks the same, he's referred me a x-ray to confirm it which i'm having tomorrow. he says i will have to have physiotherpay which reading some of the comments on here i can't see it doing much difference its still not going to alter the fact that my spines curved and no physio is going to straighten it out.





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    Hi Lesley, Physio is not a cure but it's pain management. The pain caused by scoliosis and kyphosis is muscular not structural (bones), and so physio helps to strengthen and stretch the aggrieved muscles. Some other things you could try for pain relief are: Swimming Pilates/Yoga Strength training for your back and core muscles Getting a memory foam mattress/topper/pillow and using posture aids I was diagnosed with both scoliosis and moderate kyphosis at 16, and these are the things that help me. I also take prescription pain killers for bad days. Kate

    Hi, I'm 29 years old and I was diagnosed with scoliosis aged 14. I have a double curve - one curve in my middle spine and another curve in my lumbar spin, which compensates for the imbalance. I was told at the time that it wasn't bad enough to operate on. However, over the past 15 years the curvature has steadily worsened and I am in pain daily. I am a busy solicitor, yet every single evening after work I need too lay horizontal for half an hour or more, simply to relive the pressure on my spine. I pay a fortune for massages each weekend, and I constantly need to do back exercises just to make the pain subside. It is a constant uphill battle and I don't want to live the rest of my life in this much discomfort. I'm not able to live life to the full. I am very keen to explore the options - and the possibility of surgery. Has anyone else had this operation in their late 20s? Would you recommend it? I'm pretty scared by the whole thing! Thanks people x





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    Hi Anna, I was born with scoliosos and had several operations as a child to correct the curve. At the age of 23 I had my first child and also started to have severe back pain during the pregnancy and after I had had my daughter. I was referred back to my specialist and after lots more x-rays, MRI scans and consultations it was decided that I needed further surgery. By this time I was married with a daughter and also a house to run so at first was very unsure whether having the surgery was the right thing to do. After lengthy discussions with my parents and husband I decided that surgery was the best option. The surgery went ahead when I was age 27 and I can honestly say I have never looked back. I was in some discomfort for a few weeks afterwards and needed help around the house and with my daughter but within 5/6 months my life was back to normal and could drive 3 months after the op too. My appearance was greatly improved I looked and stood alot straighter and didn't feel like I walked with a limp like I had done previously, and the pain and discomfort has gone too. I have since gone onto have a second child and live a perfectly normal life now. My advice to you is go for it, I am sure you wont regret it in the long run . Hope this helped you

    try Iyengar yoga! Do not speak to any Drs who are not scoliosis Drs and remember though that all specialists are surgeons.........

    I saw you discuss penis curvature in the vid but i didn't see any answers. Could u please tell me how you cured that mans curvature in 2 weeks in that episode, I only started watching it just as it showed him cured and I was so angry that I missed it, did you give him an operation, a drug or a straightening device?





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    1.Is there a chart or something like that for a normal downward curvature? Like the maximum curvature of a downward penis which does not cause problems during intercourse? 2.Also are there methods to reduce the bend or change the erection direction [funny rhyme] ,like making it "upward "instead of downward?





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    1.Is there a chart or something like that for a normal downward curvature? Like the maximum curvature of a downward penis which does not cause problems during intercourse? 2.Also are there methods to reduce the bend or change the erection direction [funny rhyme] ,like making it "upward "instead of downward?And if yes,how ? Besides surgery... Any help??





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    Hi i have a curvature of the penis to the left and i'm sure as i have got older it has gradually got worst. At the minute it is probably 30degrees off to the left. I am positive it is not peyronies disease as i can feel no scarring what so ever. I personally think it is more likely an extreme natural curvature. Masturbating and sex can be uncomfortable at times and i've really come to a tether with it all and would really like some professional advice as to what i can do about it and whether surgery is an option or anything else for that matter?





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    i am now 31 and my mum told me that when i was 2 i had fatty tissue removed from my spine. in the last 12/18 months ive had bad back pain. my mum told me to ask my gp if it was anything to do with with the operation i had when i was younger. i found out it was a spinal lipoma that was partially removed. They recently sent me for an mri scan and they said i have a lipoma in/on my spine, part of my spine is pressing in and i have a bulge at the base of my spine. i have a red birth mark,the dimple and a bit of hair growth and i have suffered for years with incontinence. i have been looking on the internet and all these symptoms relate to spina bifida but no one has ever mentioned it???? i have also had 4 healthy children and i did take folic acid during all pregnancys.





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    Unfortunately, no, there is no alternative that I know of. Some curvature is normal, but in some cases the curvature is caused by a build-up of placque under the skin which can only be removed surgically. However, even removing it does not mean that it won't continue to build-up after surgery, so within a few months after surgery you may begin to see it starting to bend again. This is something you will want to discuss with any doctor before you decide to have the surgery.

    i have something similar to scoliosis called schuermanns disease which is curvature of the spine forwards more like a hunch and im awaiting an op to correct it but am extremley frightened as the op involves 2 stages,one taking out a rib to make new vertabrae then the actual pins and rods part -the curve is 70%,and ive had a few mri scans and x rays at royal orthapedic but the op would be at stanmore. it started at 14 and im now 32 and it rules my life more or less,by the look and the pain of it and causes me to feel really depressed about it.my next appt is in june at royal orthapedic.does anyone know anything about this op or have this condition as i cant seem to find any real info or speak to anyone who has had this procedure.i would be very grateful.thanks





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    hi katy ive also read about kyphosis which also causes a hunch i have the symptoms of it except the breathing difficulties. as i'm getting older the pains getting worse it wasn't until last nights programme that something finally clicked whats wrong. first thing monday i'm going back to see my gp about it

    my 12 year old daughter had the same op as ur waiting to get back in aug, was very long op, but shes a different child now, and has no back pain at all now,she had 2 dics removed first then the rods full lengh of her spine.hope this info helps you. good luck.

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