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Started by KathMary on 01/04/2018 6:02am

I have had spinal stenosis for over 10 years now . I saw a PT for some time but not much help just relied on over the counter meds, now had ex rays and found out I have scoliosis. Seeing a chiropractor and he is wonderful but wondering am I going to have to see him my whole life? My legs feel as if they weigh a ton very hard to lift to but on socks and shoes, My whole right side is pins and needles and a lot of tingling from the top of my head to my toes. Im 65 years old and would appreciate any advice anyone might have. Thanks KathMary

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Hi, KathMary--thanks for taking the time to share your post. You have several options to help manage your scoliosis without the use of surgery, and chiropractic is one of them. You can read more about adult scoliosis and common treatment options here: ( Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis and Degenerative Scoliosis ).

We aren't medical professionals, but we generally recommend talking to your doctor if you have tingling, pins and needles, weakness, or electric-like shooting sensations. These symptoms are called neurologic symptoms, or nerve-related symptoms. They may be connected to your spinal stenosis, but it might be worthwhile to get a confirmation on what's behind those symptoms.

Keep us posted on how you're doing and what you find out. We wish you the very best!