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Can a lumbar strain cause minor scoliosis?
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes and no
A true, structural scoliosis can not be caused by a back strain because it is a structural deformity of the spine.
That being said, patients who strain or injure their back can often be leaned forward or to the side as a way to ease the pain. This is a form of non structural scoliosis that will resolve as the patient recovers. If it is associate with sciatica is is known as a sciatic scoliosis.

In brief: Yes and no
A true, structural scoliosis can not be caused by a back strain because it is a structural deformity of the spine.
That being said, patients who strain or injure their back can often be leaned forward or to the side as a way to ease the pain. This is a form of non structural scoliosis that will resolve as the patient recovers. If it is associate with sciatica is is known as a sciatic scoliosis.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Yes
Yes if it causes muscles in the back to spasm.

In brief: Yes
Yes if it causes muscles in the back to spasm.
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