Michelle Lynch (36) said her scoliosis – curvature of the backbone – was spotted when she was screened at aged 12, but claims there was no follow-up.
“I feel I slipped through the cracks and I’m sure there are many others like me. I imagine there’s older people in their 70s and 80s and children too who haven’t been diagnosed or treated,” she said.
The administration worker from Tallaght fears her case is just the tip of the iceberg.
In a shocking account, she accused the system of failing to deal with a condition that strikes 3pc of people and said she had to give up daily exercise as the pain became unbearable.