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justinbp2004 posted:
can mild levoscoliosis be brought on by a back injury? i had a fall at workand i went to hospital and i saw this in my records. Can this be brought on by the fall if it was never seen in any mri or x rays in the past?
bj1208 responded:
hi and welcome to the support group -

I did some research and found this site for the levoscolosis - it's hard to say what may have caused this - hopefully you can find some answers here -

you should schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic Spine Specialist and have this reviewed to determine what treatment options are available.

Hope this site helps - please keep us posted - take case - Joy
Nomaan Ashraf, MD, MBA responded:
An acute injury would not cause levoscoliosis. This may have been missed in the past or mild and now simply worsening.
Brockhold replied to Nomaan Ashraf, MD, MBA's response:
I have been experiencing lower back pain for the past 2 weeks and it is becoming severely debilitating.

I experienced this once about 1 year ago and ended up going to the ER, I was told to rest and prescribed Flexirol and Vicodin, as well as charged a $7,000 hospital bill for 3.5 hours. The cause seemed to be carrying furniture up stairs and then later aggravated by twisting while on a ladder.

It then came back about a month ago for no apparent reason other than driving for a long period of time. This time I first went and got a deep tissue massage, which did not seem to help. After that I saw a chiropractor and it seemed to be immediately cured after just two adjustments.

Now that its back I have been to the chiropractor 5 times and it is not getting better.

Began with lower back pain just above my waistline, seems worse on the right side, at least in the beginning.

I get severe muscle spasms (knots) in my lower back, bigger on the right side. But has moved to my buttox and thighs having sharp pains.

Sitting seems to be the cause of the pain, the more I sit the more severe it is. Standing and more specifically being active while standing seems to make the pain subside.

Laying down does not seem to help at all, as each morning when I wake up it is very aggravated and painful.

I can lift heavy objects without it getting any worse.


After doing research it seems to me that my problem is Piriformis syndrome the only thing that does not make sense from what I have found, is that it started in my lower back and moved down, from what I have read Piriformis syndrome seems to be limited to the buttox and legs?

Thank you in advance for your help, I do not have health insurance and can not afford to see a Doctor, but this is becoming severe and difficult to live with.
Nomaan Ashraf, MD, MBA replied to Brockhold's response:
From your description I do not believe you have Piriformis syndrome, but you may instead have back pain from a degenerated disc or disc herniation . It is, of course, hard to say without examining you. It is a good sign that you feel somewhat better while being active. If your pain is coming from a disc problem the good news is that it should improve in time. If your symptoms do not continue to improve you should see a physician for a proper evaluation and exam.

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