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Could scoliosis cause sciatica?

Could scoliosis cause sciatica?

Possibly: If the scoliosis is causing the nerve to be pinched exiting the spine it can be the cause. Also people that have scoliosis for a long time will develop arthritis faster in those areas of spine and can cause sciatica symptoms as well. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


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Short leg cause scoliosis, sciatica, stenosis, disc bulge. Lift on now, still hurts. Surgeon says too young for fusion surgery that chiro wants? I'm 32.

Short leg cause scoliosis, sciatica, stenosis, disc bulge. Lift on now, still hurts. Surgeon says too young for fusion surgery that chiro wants? I'm 32.

Scoliosis: The indications for scoliosis surgery are based on the degree of the deformity and not the age of the patient. When the curve is greater than 40 degrees or progressive in nature then surgery is recommended. Consider a second opinion with a surgeon who specializes in spinal deformities. ...Read more

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Could scoloiosis cause sciatica pain?

Could scoloiosis cause sciatica pain?

Possibly: If the scoliosis is causing the nerve to be pinched exiting the spine it can be the cause. Also people that have scoliosis for a long time will develop arthritis faster in those areas of spine and can cause sciatica symptoms as well. ...Read more

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With scoliosis in my lower back and sciatica, what are my chances of getting an epidural?

With scoliosis in my lower back and sciatica, what are my chances of getting an epidural?

No problem: Typically modern epidural steroid injections are given using live X-ray guidance, and so the scoliosis would be no problem. The older version was done "blind" and so it would be quite difficult in someone with scoliosis. ...Read more

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Dr told me I have sciatica and scoliosis. He ordered an mri. I'm 17 yo. Why did he order MRI and how can I relieve sciatica pain?

Dr told me I have sciatica and scoliosis. He ordered an mri. I'm 17 yo. Why did he order MRI and how can I relieve sciatica pain?

Nerve root block: The MRI shows the nerve roots and where they are compressed by the curve. A nerve root block can be aimed at the sore nerve root and can help the leg pain. ...Read more

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Can a lower back pain and sciatica lead to scoliosis in adults?

Can a lower back pain and sciatica lead to scoliosis in adults?

Unlikely: Usually its the other way around. The Scoliosis leads to back pain and sciatica as you grow older if not treated at earlier age. ...Read more

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Herniated disk, scoliosis, degenerative disk disease and sciatica. In pain what's the best treatment?

Herniated disk, scoliosis, degenerative disk disease and sciatica. In pain what's the best treatment?

Start w conservative: Start w conservative treatment including physical therapy, epidural injection at the site of the nerve root irritation, and bracing as needed for pain relief. Core strengthening is very important. Surgery may be needed if all else fails. A good physical exam, history, and review of various imaging studies go into deciding what surgery you may need. Please keep us updated. ...Read more

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I has an MRI and found out I have a tumor, a cyst, scoliosis and multiple bulging discs and sciatica should I take pain meds?

Depends: Many of the conditions you have described can cause pain and limitation in your function and using pain medication to great this pain is certainly one alternative to treat your symptoms. I would encourage you to be seen by a specialist to discuss your diagnosis in more detail and then your treatment options in more detail. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Will physical therapy improve the posture of my body (my pelvis is tilted and I limp, because of severe sciatica and discopathy....no scoliosis!)?

Will physical therapy improve the posture of my body (my pelvis is tilted and I limp, because of severe sciatica and discopathy....no scoliosis!)?

It can: However it will need to be something you continue after the therapy has ended. If you stop doing the exercises then you will lose the benefits in the long run. ...Read more

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Lumbar scoliosis. Experiencing sciatica pain. Recently accompanied by muscle spasms in buttocks and calf. Tingling and numbness in arms and hands?

Lumbar scoliosis. Experiencing sciatica pain. Recently accompanied by muscle spasms in buttocks and calf. Tingling and numbness in arms and hands?

Lumbar scoliosis: Where you diagnosed by a physician. While the tingling and numbness in the arms may result from cervical radiculopathy, The spasms in the buttocks and legs may be related to the lumbar scoliosis. An evaluation and possible radiological studies will be helpful. Your age and full medical history ...Read more

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I have slight scoliosis. Experience low back pain. Have been receiving spinal manipulation treatments. Now get tingle sensations low back what's wrong?

I have slight scoliosis. Experience low back pain. Have been receiving spinal manipulation treatments. Now get tingle sensations low back what's wrong?

Core strengthening: You might try avoiding the spinal manipulations for awhile and try core strengthening exercises. Spinal stabilization exercises are indicated for many spine related conditions, at the recommendation of your doctor, a therapist can design a program specifically for you. ...Read more

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400 mg of ibuprofen daily is enough to handle the chronic low back pain from my scoliosis. Is this amount daily dangerous for the long term?

400 mg of ibuprofen daily is enough to handle the chronic low back pain from my scoliosis. Is this amount daily dangerous for the long term?

Yes it can: With GERD, repeated use of ibuprofen can cause erosions and lead to ulcers in your esophagus or stomach. At least you should use a GI protectant if you need this drug, and regular evals for anemia, kidney and liver function. Remember most GI bleeds are painless. ...Read more

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Awful low back pain. Gets difficult to walk, sit, and stand. 1 week. H/o scoliosis, bulging disc l4-l5. What's causing it? Why is it so debilitating?

Acute lumbar Syndrom: Most likely you had an acute lumbar syndrome characterized by muscle spasm. The this really depends on whether it be the bulging disc or something else is causing. Usually the rest can help. If you are still in such pain, please see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Awful low back pain. Scoliosis. L4-l5 bulging disc. 1 year last time pain. Hurts to walk, sit, do anything. Radiates to thighs. What's causing this?

Awful low back pain. Scoliosis. L4-l5 bulging disc. 1 year last time pain. Hurts to walk, sit, do anything. Radiates to thighs. What's causing this?

Lumbar Muscle Spasm: If you have a bulging disc at l-4/l-5 probably irritated a nerve by twisting, bending, lifting, etc. Now have spasm compressing the nerves. ...Read more

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I have severe low back pain on the lower right side & bulging disc & harrington rods for scoliosis, my curvature was at a 69°.Tingling legs & arms?

Spine: After a fusion arthritis can occur above and below the fused segments of the spine. It sounds like your surgery was many years ago. If you so not have a spine surgeon it would be a good idea to see someone soon to have a look at your back and gets some new x-rays. ...Read more

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I'm in unbareable pain I have scoloisis knots start at mid back n low back pain. Butt. Hip. Leg. Feet. Neck pain. What kind of treatment is there for it?

Scoliosis: How long have you been dealing with the pain? What you done for muscle pain before? You need to consult a physician for physical exam to exclude neuropathy or other pathologies and likely get started on muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories and analgesics as well as referral to physical therapy. ...Read more

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What is congenital scoliosis?

What is congenital scoliosis?

Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones (vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine. Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues. ...Read more

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What can I do about congenital scoliosis?

Orthopedic follow up: Congenital scoliosis should be followed closely by an orthopedic doc that treats scoliosis. The issue is usually that one side of the spine grows faster than the other due to failure of one or more segments to separate or form. It progresses over time as the child grows. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

A condition where patients have an abnormal curvature of ...Read more