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I've got lower back pain with mild scoliosis. Help please?

I've got lower back pain with mild scoliosis.  Help please?

Many Possibilities: Given that this has been going on for so long, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Right outer thigh and over the knee gets slightly numb with prickling when i lie down sometimes. Lower back pain and had scoliosis surgery as a kid.

Right outer thigh and over the knee gets slightly numb with prickling when i lie down sometimes. Lower back pain and had scoliosis surgery as a kid.

Mer. Paresthetica?: Though your spinal problems could play a role, this sounds possibly like meralgia paresthetica, annoying but benign compression of a small nerve in the groin. There is no definitive treatment, though maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding tight garments / undergarments may help. If you develop any leg weakness, you should see your PCP or a neurologist. ...Read more

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I've a minimal scoliosis, dextroconvex 5degree & levonconvex 7degree.i wonder why i'm having consisteng back, spine, lower back pain everyday? :(

I've a minimal scoliosis, dextroconvex 5degree & levonconvex 7degree.i wonder why i'm having consisteng back, spine, lower back pain everyday? :(

Non specific lumbago: Common benign human malady see primary care to begin initial eval look for objective evidence of a treatable painful condition the mild scoliosis is a "red herring" most are benign temporay and non disabling muscular pains ttendernes on exam or with massage denotes muscular pain etiology read dr john sarno's book in back pain if work up is negative ...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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Best yoga positions for lower back pain caused by a recently diagnosed scoliosis?

Best yoga positions for lower back pain caused by a recently diagnosed scoliosis?

Triangke: Triangle on both sides. I suggest putting you spine in all degrees of rotation: downward dog, reverse downward dog, both side triangles , and standing with feet parallel to wall - hands on wall and head looking over opposite shoulder - both sides. I practice yoga myself- not so good with the names though. ...Read more

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I'm having bad lower back pain.. I can hardly walk or get out of bed. I have scoliosis but could it be something else?

I'm having bad lower back pain.. I can hardly walk or get out of bed. I have scoliosis but could it be something else?

Yes: You need a proper evaluation which may include xrays. A simple scoliosis should not cause that much pain. You may. Have bone. Or disc problems. Ice or alleve can help the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a lower back pain on my left side just by the waist. I have been diagnosed with scoliosis. what can I do to prevent this pain.

Varies: In general, it is good to maintain ideal body weight, keep core strong, avoid smoking, and avoid activities that aggravate your back. Followup with a specialist to ensure no further treatment indicated for your scoliosis. ...Read more

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I have a sligh scoliosis. I have lower back pain , I have been having electic shocks in my arms and legs.. As well as numbness..Is it connected ?

Usually not: Developmental scoliosis is usually asymptomatic. So your discomfort may be due to something else. Acquired scoliosis may be associated with pain or radiculopathies. You're too young for the typical acquired form, unless you have a chronic debilitative disease. Check with your doctor to get to the bottom of your pains. ...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?

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 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?

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'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 the best treatment for mild scoliosis that causes lower back pain? Would bracing be helpful? Any other suggestions?

What is the best treatment for mild scoliosis that causes lower back pain? Would bracing be helpful? Any other suggestions?

Scoliosis : Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. The best initial treatments include physical therapy, chiropractic care, and pain management. Bracing can be helpful. It is important to be followed by a spine surgeon who specializes in deformity surgery. If the curve becomes too pronounced or if there is intractable pain then surgery to straighten the spine is indicated over nonoperative treatments. ...Read more

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What's the best exercise(s) for lower back pain?

What's the best exercise(s) for lower back pain?

"Superman" exercises: Back injuries should always be checked by your doctor, especially if chronic or if one experiences symptoms down the legs. The superman exercise is ideal for strengthening the back muscles. Lie on your stomach, arms outstretched in front; lift the rt. Arm/shoulder and left leg/hip off the floor for 5 seconds, then repeat on the opposite side, do 12 sets, twice a day. See my back pain healthguide. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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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