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jszaradowski posted:
For the past two weeks I have been having really bad back pain only on my left side. I tend to have the back pain when I am trying to sleep all night but it tends to feel very tight when I wake up. I also tend to get the pain when I lay on my left side like when I am laying on the couch to watch tv since that is the way I have to face to see the TV.

I do know that I have scoliosis since 1994 (I was 12 Then). One day When I came home from Junior High my right ear was just about touching my right shoulder, so my mom rushed me to the family chiropractor and they took Xray's and found out I had scoliosis. I then went to the chiro 2-3 times a week for 3-4 months for neck and scoliosis. Also after fixing my neck and finding out I had scoliosis, I also have a leg length inequality of app.2 inches. They wanted to possibly do back surgery for my scoliosis but the chiropractor thought I was too young, so they did nothing, and I have done nothing for my leg length inequality or scoliosis since i saw the chiropractor back in 1994.

Should I be getting this checked out by my chiropractor or could this be in relation to my problem above, any ideas? What could happen If I do nothing?

Also sometimes I tend to get a really bad pain that is only in the back of my left thigh. I usually get this pain after standing for long periods of time. I usually get when I am unloading the Truck at work, I work at a McDonald's in Illinois.

Could this be symptons for sciatica or something else? Any Ideas? If it is Sciatica, what can I do when I get or what can I do to prevent it?
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davedsel57 responded:
Hello and welcome.

Please read through this Tip that is at the top of this Back Pain Community that lists recommended steps for diagnosing and treating back pain: http://forums.webmd.com/3/back-pain-exchange/tip/18

Chiropractors can be wonderful, IMHO, and I have an adjustment about once per month. However, you really need to see a spine specialist such as an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

I pray you can get answers and relief soon.
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Blessings,

-Dave


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