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How will Scoliosis affect pregnancy?

By May 28, 2010 - 8:05pm
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I am almost 23 years old and have had scoliosis in my lower back since birth, it's an S curve. I have a short right leg, about 3 inches. I read a comment on another from a girl in a similar situation. It was so encouraging to know I'm not alone :) I had an infection in my right hip as a newborn (I was premature.) The infection spread down my right leg and caused it to slow the growth of my right foot. It is a size and half or so smaller then my left foot. I am not sure whether the infection was due to the scoliosis or not. As a result my hip and a couple toes on my right foot needed to be removed. I am able to walk easier though with the help of a 3 inch lift on my right shoes. I have not had surgery for my scoliosis. I was told that it would be a last resort, when pain is unbearable. Doctors are afraid I will be unable to walk after the surgery since aligning my spine and pelvic bone would make my right leg even shorter.. without a right hip leg-lengthening procedures have never been an option. Sorry this has gotten so long winded! I forget the exact degree of my curve, it is severe though. I went to my orthopedic doctor about 2 years ago and then he said my curve had not progressed any. I have Lordosis (sp) also, where my spine curves inward like a C, but like a backward C, that's the best way I can describe it. This is what causes me most lower back pain :( I say all this to ask if you can provide any information on how this might affect a pregnancy. My fiance and I would love to have children of our own down the road. We're afraid of the risks to my health as well as the baby's. I remember being told I could have children one day, but I was very young. Since then my mother who was a nurse has said I would need complete bed rest while carrying the baby and that I could die if I tried giving birth or I could be paralyzed! Is that true? I definitely need to see my doctor and know for sure. Could I give birth without a c-section? What other risks might there be? Is it possible to pass scoliosis to my children? Thanks for reading and for your help :) God bless.

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Chriopractic care opens the pathway for the body to heal itself ,the most common side effect of chiropractic is relief of symptoms.Headaches are not normal period , be wise not to ignore them , chiropractic may be a solution for you.
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April 28, 2013 - 2:51am
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Thanks alot

October 21, 2010 - 7:02pm
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Kera - Thanks for your thoughtful reply. I appreciate it.

The name of the provider you used may have been removed by any one of the EmpowHER Moderators as we generally do not include the names of providers that we have not directly worked with in our comments sections.

What you may see as someone trying to argue with you really isn't what's taking place, and I'm sorry that you felt your opinions weren't being heard. We are here for women - of all ages - who have issues in obtaining the medical care they need, and that of course includes you.

It is good to see someone stand up for herself at a young age, and I have a feeling you will do this for the rest of your life. I hope now that you better understand our site that you will understand why I am going to remove the name of your provider after I finish writing to you, and that it is not personal.

Take good care of yourself.

October 21, 2010 - 6:55pm
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Anonymous (reply to Pat Elliott)

Haha, I love this drama. I must say that I truly admire how you people remain calm, nice, and respectful to this paid, false advertiser pretending to be a 15/16 year old. I personally do have scoliosis and I was just looking for some information on it. That's all. :)

August 31, 2012 - 5:16pm
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Okay Pat, Well I have a problem with Cary saying the complete opposite of what i say and coming in and telling people things about this program that are not true. Everytime I posted something on this site about (name removed) she would come in and delete it or have the name of the program taken out. The reason my back got as bad as it did was because i had doctors tell me that the ONLY option in the world was a brace or surgery. That is NOT true. Everyone with this condition deserves to know about this treatment and it is not fair to anyone that she can deny people the oportunity to learn something that could help them live a better life. And that is exactly what she has been doing.

(Provider name removed by EmpowHER Moderator.)

October 21, 2010 - 6:38pm
Expert HERWriter Guide Blogger

Kera - A mature person does not hurl insults at a registered nurse who is employed by EmpowHER to moderate the site, is doing her job, and is providing information based on both clinical research and many years of clinical practice with spinal patients. If you have an issue with statements made on the site that's no problem and of course you can express your opinions. We just ask that you do so in a respectful manner. Pat

October 21, 2010 - 6:28pm
EmpowHER Guest

yes cary i do know alot about my treatment in chiropractic care. Do you even have scoliosis? If you do i'm sure your doctor has told you lots of great facts about his $200,000 surgery. ever researched those facts? They lie. So many doctors will look you in the eyes and lie to you to get your money. If you don't have scoliosis maybe you should stick to a topic that you can actually relate to. So i'm sure you'll go and report this comment just like you have all of my other comments that were NOT made to you but to the person who actually asked the question. But thats okay because I know that i might be 16 but i'm obviously more mature than you! GET A LIFE!

October 21, 2010 - 4:48pm
(reply to Anonymous)

Actually I worked with orthopaedic surgeons and helped treat patients with scoliosis who had very successful surgeries if they required surgery. As I said, it's great that your treatment works for you, but one treatment does not help everyone and it does not help to demonize treatments that help many people all over the world.

Thank you for sharing.

October 22, 2010 - 6:11am
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Anonymous (reply to Cary Cook BSN RN)

demonize? That sounds an awful lot like what you are doing to my suggested treatment.

October 22, 2010 - 1:37pm
EmpowHER Guest

i am 22 years of age my first pregnacy went well i went ten days over my due date and it all went well but the pregnancy did cause my scoliosis to surface as it made the curve worse i am now on my second pregnancy 3 years on and im in agony with my back i cant sleep properly i cant sit or stand with out being in alot of pain and im finding im trapping nerves alot easier this time round i wouldnt be without my babies but i dont plan on having anymorre as i dont think i could cope with the next amount of pain

October 20, 2010 - 4:10am
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