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.
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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.