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Re: The Ivy Bush - General Chat

Postby shireling » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:47 pm

Duane has scoliosis :/ .

He woke up complaining of right lower back pain, and I was able to get him seen this morning. We were worried it was his kidney - he's has stones in the past. So the doctor is palpating his back and side, and thumping on where the organ is. His pain wasn't there.

Dr. W_: "It's the alignment of his spine, and it's causing muscle spasms."
Me: "It sounds like scoliosis?"
Dr. W_: "Yeah. If it'd been his kidney when I hit that spot, he would have gone through the roof."

So, we've got an anti-inflammatory twice a day, heat & cold packs, and a recommendation for physical therapy and/or a chiropractor. Nobody's ever said anything about this as far as the Honey's concerned; he's 67. Apparently it's been there all this while, but it hasn't really been a problem until now. I'm just baffled, and looking around for said specialist...

Actually, since I first posted this, I've found you can develop it later in life. There's no known cause for what's called idiopathic scoliosis, as opposed to the congenital variety. He's miserable this evening; I've got to get him some help soon.
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Re: The Ivy Bush - General Chat

Postby shireling » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:56 am

The anti-inflammatory has kicked in and my husband's feeling better. He's just not into having cold packs or the heating pad - must be a guy thing because I reach for them in a heartbeat. Anyway, I'm waiting on a call from the Valley's physical therapist. I'm thinking now we'll go there and see what they say about a chiropractor.

How are you doing, Paddy?
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