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Unregistered
17th August 2011, 05:17 PM
Hello. I was wondering if I could be allowed to post here. I've tried to register & post throughout this week and this is my error message;

"You have been banned for the following reason:
No reason was specified.

Date the ban will be lifted: Never"


Is it alright if I just ask my medical questions in this thread as a guest account?
I mean no offense and I'm sorry to impose like this. I'm not from the UK, but I'm unaware of any kyphosis discussions elsewhere on the internet. This is the only website that I've ever found...
Again, sorry if I did something wrong or offensive.

Unregistered
17th August 2011, 05:31 PM
Well, here it goes-
I'm looking for professional aid.
Would it be appropriate for physiatry to diagnose and treat spinal deformities?

I ask because my primary care doctor refuses to refer me to an orthopedic surgeon. And orthopedic surgeons refuse to see patients without a referral. So I was just curious how to go about seeking any kind of aid. I'm in the usa, and have insurance. Once I find a new family doctor who can/will refer me, what then? How do I know if the orthopedic surgeon is a spinal specialist? I've never seen that kind of information listed in the phone books while looking up doctors. Just curious if there are kind any resources out there or any kind of input that any of you may offer me here. Thank you I greatly appreciate it.

Unregistered
17th August 2011, 06:00 PM
Also just to clarify-

I'm 24 and living in the USA. Kyphosis does run in my family.
I've never been formally diagnosed or x-rayed. But I've always known that there was a 'problem' even if I didn't have a name for it.


@ age 9 my mother sent me to a chiropractor. My posture became worse off afterwords.
@ age 18 my family doctor at the time noted that my curvature was abnormal. We briefly discussed kyphosis. He also pointed out that one hip is higher than the other. So he recommended that I just add another sole to my right shoe and everything would be okay. He assured me that since I was done growing, nothing will change or the worse. Also that there was no treatment so I would just have to deal with it.
@ age 24/present time - I just found out that nothing from this is listed in my medical charts. Apparently I've never been formally diagnosed with a spinal condition. But I do have carpal tunnel syndrome hence being referred to a physiatrist. My doctor insists that my back has nothing to do with it. But I'm skeptical. I kind of want another opinion from a specialist... Yes, she's probably correct that I surgery wouldn't be an option for somebody my age. But if I'm going to be a dependent anyways, then at this point I don't see why the complications wouldn't be worth the rewards.


Anyways though... I'm really sorry to bother all of you like this. Won't happen again...

mark
17th August 2011, 08:58 PM
Looking into this for you

GillyG
17th August 2011, 11:48 PM
Sorry you've had such a bad start, sometimes our spam filter gets a bit carried away but hopefully Mark will be able to sort you out soon :)

Unregistered
18th August 2011, 12:04 AM
despite several attemps this is the firsst time i have been able to post despite several hundred attempts

Unregistered
18th August 2011, 12:12 AM
This is the only way i can post too,
I just want to thank this forum for all the advice i have read unfortunatley i have never been able to post despite lots of attempts and contacting the administrator,
my 17 yr ols son has just had a 2 stage spinal fusion at RNOH with Mr leovsky it has been fantastic he experienced very little discomfort or pain everything was managed soooooooo well he has gained 5 " in height takes no pain killers and other than wearing his brace is leading a normal life (with spinal restrictions) the staff at RNOH are fantastic,I just want to reassure others

mark
18th August 2011, 12:14 AM
Bare with us we are looking into it, all we can do is apologise, gremlins seem to be at work in the system

hopefully it will be sorted in the next day or so, the sites run from the UK and we are in a different time zone, its the middle of the night over here

mark
18th August 2011, 01:00 AM
This is the only way i can post too,
I just want to thank this forum for all the advice i have read unfortunatley i have never been able to post despite lots of attempts and contacting the administrator,
my 17 yr ols son has just had a 2 stage spinal fusion at RNOH with Mr leovsky it has been fantastic he experienced very little discomfort or pain everything was managed soooooooo well he has gained 5 " in height takes no pain killers and other than wearing his brace is leading a normal life (with spinal restrictions) the staff at RNOH are fantastic,I just want to reassure others

Thanks for the post, wow, 5 inches thats a fantastic correction, i hope is recovering continues to be pain free

hduggan
18th August 2011, 04:11 AM
Well, here it goes-
I'm looking for professional aid.
Would it be appropriate for physiatry to diagnose and treat spinal deformities?

I ask because my primary care doctor refuses to refer me to an orthopedic surgeon. And orthopedic surgeons refuse to see patients without a referral. So I was just curious how to go about seeking any kind of aid. I'm in the usa, and have insurance. Once I find a new family doctor who can/will refer me, what then? How do I know if the orthopedic surgeon is a spinal specialist? I've never seen that kind of information listed in the phone books while looking up doctors. Just curious if there are kind any resources out there or any kind of input that any of you may offer me here. Thank you I greatly appreciate it.

In the US, I'd recommend getting a surgeon who is on this list - http://www.srs.org/find/. Whether you can go directly depends on your insurance - some require that your doctor refer you, and some don't.

What are your primary doctor's reasons for refusing to refer you?

tonibunny
18th August 2011, 11:03 AM
Hi, I'm so sorry this has happened. We have really strong spam filters and they occasionally target the wrong person, but we can usually sort things out! It looks like our admin emails are going astray, which has compounded the problem. I'm really very sorry!

If you could all post your user names here I will sort your account out at once (I can't currently see who you are!). Thanks to Hduggan for posting the SRS list, hopefully that will be if help to you.

Once again, please accept our apologies for this! You are all very welcome here really! :)

Unregistered
18th August 2011, 08:03 PM
I I posted yesterday about my son, my user name is baily i really hope you can sort out the problem

tonibunny
18th August 2011, 08:18 PM
Hi Baily, I have set your account so you should now be a registered user. You weren't set as "Banned" but for some reason you were never able to confirm your account. Once again, I'm really sorry about this and hope that you can log in now - if you have any problems please let us know here :squeeze:

mark
18th August 2011, 08:43 PM
Hello. I was wondering if I could be allowed to post here. I've tried to register & post throughout this week and this is my error message;

"You have been banned for the following reason:
No reason was specified.

Date the ban will be lifted: Never"


Is it alright if I just ask my medical questions in this thread as a guest account?
I mean no offense and I'm sorry to impose like this. I'm not from the UK, but I'm unaware of any kyphosis discussions elsewhere on the internet. This is the only website that I've ever found...
Again, sorry if I did something wrong or offensive.


accnt532

Was this the user name you signed up with ?

Unregistered
5th September 2011, 12:28 AM
Hi,

Really hope someone can help. I've tried to post but I get the message at the bottom of the screen: "You may not post new threads, you may not comment, etc, etc. I joined this forum back in January when my daughter was first diagnosed with scoliosis. I have been given a user name and I even appear on your member's list. I have a profile set up and a password. It seems everything is in place apart from the fact that I cannot post or comment on threads.
I find this forum very informative and I only want to link up with other people in similar situation to myself and my daughter.

Please help. My user name is handup1975.
Thanking you in advance.

titch
5th September 2011, 04:36 PM
Hi, we've not got an account here in the name of handup1975. There's handup, which was registered in December last year, and couldn't post because the account had never been verified (ie the link in the confirmation email sent out by the system had never been followed), and handup1974 which was registered in January this year - after we instituted tighter protection against spammers. We'd been unable to verify at the time if the account was genuine, so it was in a group which should have allowed log in and posting, starting of threads etc, but they wouldn't appear on the forum until they'd been checked by staff.

I've verified the handup account, and left handup1974 as it is - not because I want to restrict your posting, but because I'd like to know if there is actually a problem with that account - unfortunately, we simply don't know that there are problems unless/until they are reported, if you see what I mean, so if it is that account which is not allowing you to post threads, then I'd like to investigate and sort it out!

Hope that makes sense, and I'm sorry for the difficulties that you've had. I look forward to welcoming you onto the forum properly!

Unregistered
20th September 2011, 10:35 PM
Hi,

I must apologise for the confusion over my user name. Both Handup and Handup1974 were mine. I remember trying to re-register after some initial difficulties. I don't know where I got Handup1975 from!!!

Thank you for registering me. I will try it out now and let you know if I encounter any further difficulties. I enjoy reading the threads on this site. I look forward to being in touch with you all properly very soon.

Regards.

Unregistered
11th November 2011, 08:00 PM
Hello, my name is Pablo and I'm trying to register at the forums but I get the message:

Registration denied, this forum runs an active policy of not allowing spammers. Please contact us via the "Contact Us" page link if you believe this is in error

I've tried several times, re-checked the captcha and the verification question. I also used the 'Contact Us' link but I haven't received an answer yet. Can you help me please?

Thanks in advance.

Unregistered
11th November 2011, 08:06 PM
Hello, my name is Pablo and I'm trying to register at the forums but I get the message:

Registration denied, this forum runs an active policy of not allowing spammers. Please contact us via the "Contact Us" page link if you believe this is in error

I've tried several times, re-checked the captcha and the verification question. I also used the 'Contact Us' link but I haven't received an answer yet. Can you help me please?

Thanks in advance.
I should add that my email address is 101.dmode (at) gmail (dot) com - Maybe the system doesn't allow addresses containing dots in the user name?

titch
12th November 2011, 10:37 AM
Hi,

You'll see that there is a forum above this one, called Password Requests. If you post in there with the username that you'd like to have, and a word we can use as a temporary password for you (which you can change as soon as you log in), we'll make the account for you.

It won't be the dot in the email as far as I know (and usernames can definitely contain dots), but it may be that your email address has been reported somewhere as being used by a spammer - unfortunately, they harvest real email addresses and sign up with them, so people can get reported for things they didn't do. Or, it could be your IP address which has recently (ie the last several months) been reported for forum spam - because ISPs give changeable IP addresses, you can end up with one which has been used by a spammer previously.

For years we had an un-moderated sign up process which only required you to click a link to verify your email address but this year the spam got totally ahead of us, and the automated systems and moderation process are the only way we've been able to keep it manageable - I'm really sorry it's caught you out when it shouldn't have done, but we'll get you up and running as soon as possible.

Unregistered
12th November 2011, 09:40 PM
Hi,

You'll see that there is a forum above this one, called Password Requests. If you post in there with the username that you'd like to have, and a word we can use as a temporary password for you (which you can change as soon as you log in), we'll make the account for you.

It won't be the dot in the email as far as I know (and usernames can definitely contain dots), but it may be that your email address has been reported somewhere as being used by a spammer - unfortunately, they harvest real email addresses and sign up with them, so people can get reported for things they didn't do. Or, it could be your IP address which has recently (ie the last several months) been reported for forum spam - because ISPs give changeable IP addresses, you can end up with one which has been used by a spammer previously.

For years we had an un-moderated sign up process which only required you to click a link to verify your email address but this year the spam got totally ahead of us, and the automated systems and moderation process are the only way we've been able to keep it manageable - I'm really sorry it's caught you out when it shouldn't have done, but we'll get you up and running as soon as possible.
Thanks a lot titch, I'll do what you've adviced.