Thank you for posting your query through Healthcare magic.
Your condition is called as Kyphosis
. But kyphosis simply means bending forward posture of your spine. You have very well understood what has happened with your vertebrae. To get reduced by 2 inches height within 10 years is not very serious. But your diagnosis of 26% curvature 4 years back was alarming. But you did not take proper curative treatment for that, I imagine. That is why you had to get now the diagnosis of dessicated discs last week.
Conventional medicine may give you the reason for your condition as osteoporosis
. But if asking for the reason for it they may end with the answer of poor intake of calcium, or poor assimilation of it. If asked further why in your case only calcium was not absorbed or assimilated and why you only suffered among others in your family or community, their answer is bleak.
Here is the area where Homoeopathy makes a thoroughfare and gives the answer based on its theory of Miasms. This simply means that you had a genetic tendency to get curvature in the spine.
In India, some 50 years back, the number of stooping individuals were more. They were all affected with the Tuberculosis of the spine. Now since the Anti Tubercular treatment became more popular and the health awareness of the common people increased, the incidence of theses stooping patients are considerably reduced.
But the Miasm of Tuberculosis ( Forgive me it is a Homoeopathic concept) is running through generations and is affecting population by producing diseases of your type. Anti Tuberculosis treatment
can control Tuberculosis but cannot touch the 'Tubercular Miasm". In Homoeopathy we do not call it Tuberculosis but Tubercular. Miasms are those genetic tendencies that an individual gets through the previous generations and transferred to the individual from his parents.
Just like you cannot any more change your parents, you cannot any more change your Miasm. It is being shown in your mind and body through the present disease and its symptoms.
That means, I am sorry to tell, you cannot make much changes by treatment to make you stand erect and lead a normal active life as before. There may be some artificial surgical mechanisms ( I am ignorant about that. )to help you for which I request you to consult an orthopaedic surgeon
My duty is not to put you in disappointment, but to give you hope in Homoeopathy.
This would have been more helpful if you had done it years back when you started observing reduction of height, numbness
in lower extremities etc. Homoeopathy can prevent your disease from becoming worse and can prevent the process of dessication of the discs.
Therefore you should also consult an expert Homoeopathic physician for genetic constitutional treatment for cure along with ortho consultation for any physical management at the earliest.
With Best Wishes,
Dr C. J. Varghese,