Conditions with symptom: 'curvature of the spine'
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?
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'
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!
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.
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.
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 ?
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...?
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
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
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.
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?
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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