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    I've read a lot about people waking up with lower back pain from scoliosis, maybe I've just been reading the wrong ones. Anyway waking up in the morning and when it bothers me through the day, all of my pain is upper back. In the mornings it hurts just moving around. Then later in the day if I bent forward too much, or move in a strange way it will hurt but otherwise alright. Just wondering if anyone else has uppper back, cause it seems strange to me that all I see is lower.

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    The area of pain tends to reflect the position of the curve. If you have a thoracolumbar or lumbar curve, pain and stiffness will often be in the lower back area, but thoracic curves (or the much rarer cervical ones) tend to cause more upper back pain, often involving the shoulder/neck area. Does this seem to fit in with where your curve is located?
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    Yeah, Gilly is right. The pain depends on where your curve/s are. I get upper back pain and pain in my neck and shoulders related to my thoracic kyphoscoliosis.
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    Mine's mostly on the right shoulder blade area. Not a whole lot with the neck. But tilting my head forward pretty much guarantees some pain back there unless I've just stretched out really well. Most of my curve is at the shoulder blade level and it curves off to the right. Apparently there's some rotation too, seems like all the bones moved a little to the right. Not sure if I'm saying this right but the right side is convex and left concave. Anyway that's basically where I get the pain though.

    On a side note, what does that qualify me as with the whole thoracic kyphoscoliosis thing?

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    Hi my daughter is 3 and has lots of pain in her right shoulder. Her curve is in the cervical-thoracic area and she has been diagnosed with kyphoscoliosis. It seems to be far worse at night and sometimes stops her from sleeping.
    She has been much better lately as my GP put her on Diclofenac which is working really well for her.
    She is also much better after a warm bath or swimming. The consultant wondered if she might have a cervical rib which is trapping the nerves so we are having a shoulder x-ray next time we go.
    Hope that you get some relief from the pain soon.

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