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Scoliosis/Thigh pain
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.

One in a while, while at work I will get pain where it hurts to stand up in my left thigh( upper leg) after standing for a long time or sometimes I am unloading the wednesday or Sunday Truck order. The pain seems to come and go, after sitting for a while it goes away.
Any ideas on what can cause this?
bj1208 responded:
hi jszaradowski -

I would get this checked out - as often as medically necessary - meaning how often the doctor requests this.

I would start now - make an appointment with your primary care physician - hopefully, if a new doctor, you can and have all your past medical records handy. if not, then the doctor will have you go through some tests - x-rays, MRI's and/or CT Scans - it would be good to have the past records so that a comparison can be done to determine if there has been any changes. also, taking the results to a surgeon - either an orthopedic specialist or a neurosurgeon specialist -not saying you need surgery but they are the best at reading the results. they may also assist with proper treatments.

as you are noticing pains I would suggest that you do this as soon as possible just to make sure nothing has changed and/or nothing has be injured. there could be a lot of different reasons why this pain comes and goes, but it does need to be checked out by a medical provider.

take care and let us know what happens - Joy ~~
Geradine4733 responded:
It sounds like a pinched nerve. That can really hurt.

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