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mild but painful

Hi! Long time stalker, first time talker:) I have a question and I hope that someone out there can help me. I have had lower back pain since i was in my early twenties (I am 41 now). The pain is definetly worsened after my two daughters . I always had that 'put up and shut up' attitude towards back pain but finally after chiropractors and nagging, went to see my doctor who ordered bloods and an x-ray. The X-ray showed scoliosis as well as wear and tear in the lower lumber (where the curve is located.) Now I have been researching this on line, and as it seems to be a mild case - there shouldnt be any pain. But there is? I have the pain in the same place where the wear and tear is showing on my x ray. My Doctor and phyysiotherapist has said that the pain it due to my back over compensating on one side. I am grateful that i have tramadol to help with the pain, and make me feel like anormal 41 year old and not a 80 year old. But I am confused on what I am reading on line. I do feel pain, it is real. Is there anyone out there who has a mild case of scoliosis who experiences lower back pain? And wear and tear of the muscles etc? I would be very interested in knowing. Apparently I shouldnt be feeling any pain but I do!


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
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  • NewpathsNNewpaths Posts: 2
    edited 07/01/2015 - 5:45 AM
    Hi Slinky,

    I just joined today and I can tell you I'm in the same situation.

    I finally found exercises in the last year which have helped my pain immensely and have reduced my chiropractor visits in half. I've slimmed down inches, gotten the RIGHT muscles stronger and am in the process of tapering off one of the pain medications I've been on for 10 years.

    Hope this helps....
  • PixieCAPPixieCA Posts: 1
    edited 09/15/2015 - 4:33 AM
    Hi there :) I thought I'd share my experience...it may help others in similar situations...

    I am 49 years old and I have been aware that I have scoliosis for many years, although I only had back pain now and then, so I never did anything about it. However, over the last two years, my back pain has become considerably worse, so I decided to have an X-ray to see what was happening.

    The X-ray showed my spinal curvature to be at 47 degrees in the lower theoretic region and 22 degrees in the lumbar region. I have tried to keep active, but it seemed that any activity that I tried left me in pain for days afterwards...until I tried hot yoga!

    I have only been going to yoga for a month, but already I notice a difference in how i'm feeling. I advised each yoga instructor about my situation before the class and they just leave me to do what I can, in "my way" It has really helped me a lot - I hope this suggestion can help others too!

    Feel free to PM me if you have any questions :)

    Please keep in mind, what works for one patient my be harmful to another. Its always good to hear what others have tried, but before you try it on yourself, contact your doctor

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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476

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