Hello professional muscle community. I wanted to get some opinions and thoughts. I have been body building since 2005. I was recently diagnosed with scoliosis. I have severe left apical curvature of the thoracic spine that measures 65.3 degrees. And compensatory right curvature of the lower thoracic/upper lumbar that is 15 degrees. I was referred to a scoliosis spine specialist. He said I have congenital scoliosis. It happened at 3-6 weeks of development. I have to go for an MRI next week and then back to see him. The curve is pushing over toward the heart area. they had me lay down and were pulling my arms and legs to see if they could get any back pain. pretty much bending me like a pretzel. hahaha. No pain. he said its unbelievable that i don't have any back pain and that i can lift the weights i do. Every so often I get pins and needles or numbness in my left pelvis, upper leg. My back is my strongest body part. I can deadlift 545lbs off the floor for three reps and I can do pull ups with a 45lbs plate for 12 good reps. I imagine after the MRI he will tell me my options. Has anyone had scoliosis in the pro muscle community, and if you were me would you have the surgery? I've heard backs, shoulders ect are never the same after surgery. My stats are I am 5"3 1/2 196lbs. I will put some pictures up of my X-rays. I also want to say that professional muscle is an awesome community. Great people and training advice. Thank you.
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