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Mild Scoliosis Back Pain
37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia. Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My daughter has been dx'd as having mild scoliosis by GP. Is this a painful condition? She is almost always having back pain. Also what can be done?
Mild S not painful.: Mild scoliosis is not generally painful in itself. It is possible that something else is causing pain in her back which is giving her muscle spasm on one side of the spine giving the appearance of scoliosis. Alternatively, she may have mild scoliosis in addition a chronic back pain condition, often from poor posture or deconditioning. Try PT first, and if not successful, look for other causes. ...Read more
It can, if coupled with c-spine or thoracic abnormalities, contribute to uncontrollable repetitive movements. You need to be seen by a good Neurosurgeon who can evaluate your cervical thoracic and lumbar spine. I suspect there will be other findings beyond the scoliosis.
Good information is available at
http://www. Srs. Org/patient_and_family/scoliosis/early_onset_scoliosis/tis/index. Htm ...Read more
I've had back pain caused by a ligament strain. I also have mild scoliosis, 15% curvature. Could the scoliosis have caused the ligament strain?
I have back pain that doesn't start till I get to my job and I've been sitting a while. I have had MRI and xrays shows mild scoliosis and arthritis.?
See below: Low back pain that occurs more with sitting is suggestive of pain coming from the lumbar discs. When we sit, the pressure in these discs rises and can cause pain in discs that have some degeneration. It is important to change positions between sitting and standing at lease once an hour if you can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had up back pain one year. Mri showed mild scoliosis. Cervical stenosis. Pain is near right shoulder blade close to spine. Pain is like clock work. Why does it feel good to apply pressure?
Not nerve pain: This is more typical of a chronic muscular injury of the muscle inserting on the right medial shoulder blade. If pressure helps the pain, it is not nerve related and therefore not related to the cervical stenosis. Chronic stretching is the treatment. It is unlikely to go away completely, but stretching always helps improve the discomfort. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have been having upper-mid back pain with right arm pain, xray showed mild scoliosis and mild spondylosis. I'm 29 f, what does this mean? Treatment?
Nerve irritation, MRI: Arm pain with scoliosis and upper back pain suggests a bulging disc in the lower cervical spine. If the arm pain is significant, an MRI scan will help resolve the problem. If the disc is bulging or degenerate, physical therapy and an exercise program along with anti-inflammatory medications such as Motrin or alleve should be first step. Spondylosis means degeneration of the discs in spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mid upper back pain since may. Had CT of chest showed arthritis in thoracic and mild scoliosis. Ct was clear. What could b causing the pain?
I have middle upper back pain right on spine. Hurts the worst when I'm sitting. Have had mri/ct and xray. Would mild scoliosis and arthritis do this?
I have Scoliosis (mild case). Lately I have experienced lower back pain and tingling in my right hand. A Chiropractor has recommended 3 visits a week for 12 weeks to correct the pain. Is this suitable or should I see a GP?
Individual Program: Before engaging in exercises for back pain a full evaluation by physical therapy is in order. This will take into account your natural posture and your particular occupation and activities. A supervised exercise program should follow. Be cautious o the popular video exercises like wii. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adjustment+exercise: You want to minimise progression of scoliosis & strengthen core. Suggest long term relationship w/ osteopathic physician who does omt (manipulation) see aao or cranial academy online. Feldenkrais also very useful for learning to sense your own body, tai chi, qi gong, and esp yoga can be very helpful. One-on-one Pilates if possible also good. Remember get best alignment 1st, strengthen 2nd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scoliosis: Unless your curve is severe (50-70° or more), your pain is probably typical mechanical or muscular. Degenerative is certainly another source. Scoliosis patients are no more likely than those with straight spines to have pain. I would recommend pilates/piyo/yoga for core strength. If that fails, then potentially seeing a mckenzie certified pt would be best. This would require a doc's rx. ...Read more
Idiopathic scoliosis: Idiopathic (spontaneous without a cause) scoliosis is not a painful condition. Back pain in scoliosis is similar to that of people with a straight spine unless lumbar curves exceed 30-50 degrees and thoracic curves exceed 50-70 degrees. Curve progression occurs with aging by about. 5 degree per year. It is not likely to "compress organs" or cause breathing, heart or neurologic probs unless severe. ...Read more
Physiotherapy: Supervised exercises with a physiotherapist would be a good starting point. Scoliosis is a chronic condition. Before you might come to surgery a trial of physical therapy should be instituted. Make sure you address leg length discrepancies and things like low calcium or low vitamin D. ...Read more