Re: I have a scoliosis in my thoracic spine
Thank you. I'm going to see an osteopath to ask if he can help with balancing the hips.
I am 33 years old, male. Does that make a difference?
I am in India and will need to see if I can find the machines or similar ones, will begin my search soon.
After this post I got an MRI done of my brain and cervical spine and it showed that there is loss of lordosis in my cervical spine, and a blood vessel is touching my trigeminal nerve near the nerve root. This is likely the reason for my facial stiffness. I am yet to see a neurologist who may tell me what to do, but I feel that if I can get good posture and a straighter, more supple spine, then I will be able to resolve this problem. Whenever I hold a forward stretch in yoga my facial issues go away.
The orthopedist I am seeing said that he has never seen spinal issues this kind of a problem, so he doesn't think my scoliosis and muscular stiffness is connected to my trigeminal nerve issue. What do you think from your experience?
The orthopedist also said there might be a need for microvascular decompression, which is a brain surgery, to separate the nerve and the vessel, but he said only the neurologist can give an assured opinion on that. What do you think of brain surgeries? If I get one done they will leave a teflon sponge between my nerve and vessel to prevent them from touching each other, and close my skull with a tiny titanium plate in place of the bone tissue they remove. Apart from getting my brain opened, I am quite vary of having these two artificial materials in my brain as they may be toxic and therefore carcinogenic.