How did I get scoliosis?

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How did I get scoliosis?

Iam 30 years old and for about 3 years now I have been suffering pain every day.
When I was 19 I had physio for knee problems,who at the time said I had one leg longer than the other and gave me a lift to put in my shoe. I used this for about 9 years and then found out that I actually didn't have one leg longer than the other. Could this have caused my scoliosis? I had no history of back pain before I was 22.
I will be greatful to hear any thoughts on this.

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Joined: 09/06/2008 - 12:39am
Hi Paul and Welcome

I know for a lot of people scoliosis is a congenital defect i think. I have mild scoliosis. Perhaps it helped give me back pain. I'm not sure that having an elevation in shoe caused scoliosis. Take care Charry

DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN