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shayebear<3
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   Posted 7/18/2010 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm 13 and have scoliosis. 22.3 is my spine degree. I have been havin pin and needle pokes in my finger tips, toes, arms, knees, and chest. I remember being asked if I had those feelings 2 years ago, then I didn't, but as of now I do. Help? What do I do? Should I talk to my doctor about it? Why do I get it? HELP!!

MIKEL99
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   Posted 7/18/2010 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey shayebear , Welcome and sorry your having pain , just be patient there are a lot of folks here who can advise you I'm sure of it . I don't have that physical challenge so I really can't advise you about it , but I'm sure some of the family here can and will .If you have any questions I don't think you should hesitate about asking your doctor , thats why he's there Again welcome try to stay positive and post here whenever you need to . Best of Luck ! Mikel p.s. That's right ! I forgot to say please talk to your parents about this and be sure to tell them anytime you feel some new sensation with your pain .

antbuggey
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   Posted 7/18/2010 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shayebear,
Welcome to our family hun and I am sooo very sorry that you are so young and having these problems! I hate it when anyone has to seek out our forum, but it is really sad when it is younger people! However, I am very happy to meet you and I think you will find some wonderful caring people here!! We are not doctors here and can not fix you and I am not real familiar with scoliosis. I do have lower back problems and I get those pin and needle feelings in my legs and feet all the time. It also get worse and causes pain at times. I know it is a very weird feeling....sometimes it feels like there are bugs crawling on my legs! It generally means that there is pressure on nerves. You definitely need to let your doctor know about this! Like I said, it is a pretty common thing because a lot nerves run down your spine and can have pressure put on them for many reasons.....but it is not something to ignore! I do not want you to panic, but do get this checked out hun! Please keep us updated and know that this is a group that is always here to listen! We do care!

Go to the doctor!! Let us know what they say!

Hugs,
Beckey

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   Posted 7/18/2010 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
First of all, be sure to tell your parents that things have changed. Second, do you wear a back brace to prevent further curving? I have scoliosis but I didn't get it until I was older. I do not have the pins and needle feeling from that but I did that feeling when I have bulging discs.
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   Posted 7/18/2010 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shayebear,

I too don't have any first hand experience with scoliosis, however, these new symptoms sound concerning to me. I urge you to speak with your parents and set up an appointment with your doctor. I know from the brief time that I spent working with a pediatric orthopedic surgeon that scoliosis can be very serious if left untreated. Hopefully your new symptoms are nothing to worry about, but it is something that you should get checked out.

hugs,
Skeye

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   Posted 7/18/2010 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
 
   Dear Shay,
 
      I have dextroscoliosis and levoscoliosis. I am progressive. At 22 deg cobb you are still considered mild. But depending on where the curvatures are, is the deciding factor for if your "pin s and needles" is from your deformity.
 
     So, breath, relax. Talk to your parents about it. It might be time to be fitted for a brace. They arnt cumbersome anymore and come in many fashions. Most of all, relax. You are still considered mild. You wont need to worry about rod surgery until you are skeletally mature (18 years old when you stop growing) and over 50 degree cobb angle in your primary progressive curve (the biggest one that keeps getting rounder and rounder). So, relax. It really is okay. There is nothing to worry about. Nothing to be afraid of. Just talk with your parents, they will know just what to do.
 
     It was very nice to meet you
 
*hugg*
  dani

 
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   Posted 7/18/2010 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
   P.S. I know how frustraiting all the X rays are. They never seem to end do they? Talk to your Mom and Dad about this test. It can help.
 
 
*hugg*
   dani
 
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   Posted 7/18/2010 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi!!

I wanted to say Hello and Welcome also! Dani is our expert on this subject and is so easy to talk to. She knows what she's talking about when it comes to scoliosis. I also agree you need to talk to your parents about this. If you are afraid or worried to talk to them then find a relative, school counselor or someone you trust who can take you to your doctor so you can tell him/her. If you can't do any of those just call and tell them what's going on. My doctor always calls me back and will answer my questions and concerns on the phone and then we decide if I need to go in or not. Maybe your doctor would do that too.

Good luck and keep posting and let us know how you are doing...
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shayebear<3
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   Posted 7/25/2010 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I still haven't had a chance to go to the doctor yet. The pin an pokes have been getting more often. I often feel like my back needs popped so I pop it myself (my mom wont because she's worrie it can make it worse) but it's often annoying and agonizing. Reserch says I should be in a backbrace now. My skoliosis is in the lower part of my back. Which results in half my body being higher then the other side.

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   Posted 7/26/2010 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
 
  Dear Shay,
 
     Did you see the link I sent you? PLease, talk to your parents about the test. Its really important.
 
 
     You mention "tingling", it just might be that you have progressed a little bit. When it comes to braces, many children with 25 -30 deg cobb scoliosis need to be in braces. It will help as you finish growing. Will help alot. Also, they arnt big hard cumbersome plastic anymore. Well... Some are. Here this will help...
 
 
 
     Most of all dont be afraid to talk to your parents. If you are not sure how to talk to them about, then just leave them both "note" in the morning to have a "family meeting" after supper time. Then you can all talk about it. Your going to want to be able to know "whats really going on" especially now that you are getting older.
 
      If you find it hard to really "connect" with other teenagers you age. Well, that okay too. There are many "support groups" with other boys and girls who just like you. Your doctor will know of one or contact your local university hospital and ask about "support group for parents and kids with scoliosis". I know how important it is to have someone who knows. Besides, someone might know the best places to find clothes that conceal your curves. My mother in law make all my skirts and sweaters. The best shirts are always at target or sears. wink
 
     *hugg*
        dani
 
  P.S. Don't pop your back. Mom is right. It will only make things worse. Instead, ask for a heating pad and use it on low. Also, you can take yoga. Just be sure it is low impact. Might be good way to meet new people too.
 
 
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And be one traveler, long I stood
 
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