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Annular disk caused scoliosis

wally2wwally2 Posts: 75
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:28 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hello everyone,

Anyone out there ever had temporary spine scoliosis from the spines reaction to annular disk tear fluid having leak onto the nerves? I had this back in March 2008 when it was curved real bad. since then the spine has mostly moved back into position but is still slightly curved with a lot of pressure on the prior herniated L4-L5 disk area from my body being not in alignment.

I will be starting aggressive therapy this week using the DRX 9000 machine to decompress the problem disk itself and manual therapy to attempt to realign my spine and pelvis.

Has anyone else had this situation?, if so, what was you outcome. I'll be in therapy a total of 22 sessions.


  • I have the same problem, MRI shows a rather large herniation in the L4-L5 region and I also have "temporary Scoliosis" leaning me to the left.
    I herniated the disk in September 08 and after initial meds and therapy (that expired in early Feb of 09) I physically feel much better with controllable pain without meds, but I still have the curvature in my spine. My spinal curve was misdiagnosed by my regular Dr as simply being muscle spasm induced, I seen a Neurosurgeon late last month after my Therapy ran out and he thinks that given enough time the herniation will dissolve itself and my spine will return to its normal position, he tells me it could take another 6 months or it could take 2 years and there is no exact answer to the actual healing time. I must say that I am sceptical, although I do indeed feel better I have seen zero improvement in my "temp Scoliosis".
    I am very frustrated, I want to get back to my life and the whole guesswork by the Dr's I have seen really makes me wonder if waiting to heal is really the right course of action.

    Has anybody else came threw this with a full nonsurgical recovery?
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