We went to the gp about 3 weeks ago because my 4 year old had a lump on his chest. Saw the paediatrician today who thinks it might be scoliosis and sent him for a chest x ray there and then. We get the results on Wednesday. Does anyone have any experience of this? I thought it was something teenagers got. He has various other health issues as well, including hyper mobility and global development delay.
Ellie is the lump on his ribcage? Near the sternum bit? My ds also has a small pea sized lump there. He also has 1 shoulder blade lower than the other and a slight shoulder drop. He's 13 now. It's not scoliosis but muscular caused by his spasticity and weak core.
Like your boy he has various difficulties and no one can explain some of them. The lump is obvious but doesn't cause and hasn't caused any issues. He's also not deteriorated - iyswim?
brownelephant, Can I ask where your dc’s curve was and what degree it was? How long did they need to do the exercises for? My son has a less than 10 degree curve in his lumbar spine and has a range of exercises to do.
I myself have scoliosis and so obviously I’m concerned that it is ‘true’ scoliosis rather than a positional curve so I was really interested and somewhat relieved to see your post.
Just thought I'd update to say that ds hasn't got scoliosis. One of his ribs is growing at a slightly odd angle and the lump is the end of one of his ribs that is meant to be attached to his sternum. It shouldn't cause him any trouble.
dontsay if irrc it was about 15degrees just under shoulder blades. we did exercises for about 6 months, and general fitness for core strength like monkey bars. and we got a balance bike instead of a scooter.