Causes Of Pain In The Lower Back And Leg Pain In People With Scoliosis?
In the afternoon, I want to ask, 3 years ago I checked my spine and it turned out to be a scoliosis with a degree of 20 degrees, how much must I forget, now the degree hasn’t been checked yet. But now more often feel pain in the lower back and leg pain in the knee joint if walking or sitting for too long, so that’s why? Is it just a normal symptom or is the degree of tilt increasing? Thank you
Thank you for the question.
Scoliosis is a disorder of the spine that curves to the side so that it resembles the letter S or C when viewed from the back side. This condition can indeed cause sufferers to experience pain, often tingling, numbness, even body shape can become asymmetrical between the right and left sides. These symptoms will become more pronounced as the degree of scoliosis curvature increases.
If you have a low degree of scoliosis before (less than 20 degrees), generally the clinical symptoms that appear will not be too disturbing. Your complaints that are very disturbing right now could be that the degree of your scoliosis curvature might increase. Or, maybe also, back pain to the knee arises due to other complications, such as the presence of tumors or infections that pinch the spinal cord, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, viral or bacterial infections, lack of neurotrophic nutrition, diabetic neuropathy, metabolic disorders, psychological disorders , stones or urinary tract infections, and so on.
These conditions should be checked back to the doctor or neurologist for further evaluation, namely by neurological examination, x-rays, CT scans, or maybe other supporting tests. If it's really pure scoliosis that triggers your complaint, then in addition to giving medication, your doctor may also direct you to undergo physiotherapy to a medical rehabilitation specialist or surgery to a surgeon.
At this time, you can first relieve the pain you feel by taking pain medication, for example the type of paracetamol. Limit your exhausting physical activities first, including lifting heavy loads, driving long distances, also standing or bending for too long. Expand to do exercise to stretch the aching spine, for example by swimming, yoga, and floor exercises. Always maintain your ideal body weight, eat a variety of nutritious foods that are rich in vitamin B complex. Do not forget, do not carelessly massage or take any other drugs without consulting a doctor first.
Hope this helps ...