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jszaradowski posted:
I have had scoliosis since 1994. One day when I came home from the school bus my mom noticed my neck was really messed up. My left ear was pratically touching my left shoulder. She immediately took me to the family chiropractor and they did xrays on my neck/back as well as straightened out my neck. After taking the xrays we found out I had scoliosis. I then went to the chiropractor for 2-3 times a week for 2-3 months for my back. They did manipulations on my back, pushed/pulled on my legs to correct the innequality and I would also lay on a machine that had rollers inside that would go up/down my back. I still have a leg length innequality where my right leg is appx. 2 inches longer than my left leg.Should I be getting this checked every few years or be doing nothing? I have done nothing since the 2-3 months in 1994.

Once in a while I will get pain in my left thigh where it hurts to stand, usually I get this at work like yesterday while unloading the truck which is about 8-9 carts of 36-46LBS. boxes. Like yesterday the pain seemed to be gone after a hour after work which I left at noon when done with the truck which i don't start until it shows up on our lot. Any ideas on what could be causing this?
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bj1208 responded:
hi jszaradowski - it's hard to tell - we are not doctors but we do have one on staff and he usually answers posts over the weekends schedule permitting -

what i would say would be go to your primary care doc - describe everything that is going on - it could be that a disc bulging pressing on a nerve root going down into ur leg - or it could be something else - either way it needs to be checked out -

your doc should order an x-ray to start off with - depending on what shows up/or doesn't show up an MRI and/or a CT Scan should be done - once you have that you should take those to either an orthopedic spine specialist or a neurosurgeon spine specialist - not saying u need surgery but they are the best at reading the results - and depending on the results they can give you the best direction for treatments whether that be physical therapy or pain management (injections and/or other treatments).

as this is dealing with your back you really should go to your doc as soon as possible. please let us know what happens - take care - Joy


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