I was wondering if anyone suffers from lumbar scoliosis who could share some symptoms etc .
I wrote a post about my summer flare as this is my worst time of yr for pain unlike the usual summer relief some people get my body seems to like being different lol .
So for me I've a 20 yr history . Back pain started after having my first child but always manageable with rest and pills . I've had multiple visits over the yrs to the doctors and specialist and never really told anything worthy of noting , as in no official diagnosis. I had an xray in 1995 and I was told by my physio I had a curved spine but didn't take it as Gospel or as a diagnosis just something she happened to say . In more recent yrs I was told I had very mobile hips but it took another few yrs and for thing to be so painful i could barely walk due to back and hip pain to be diagnosed with hip dysplasia but I've not had any real diagnosis for my debilitating back pain for the past 2 yrs which is the same pains and problems I've had for over 20 yrs .
So I do see a clinical psychologist for pain management and we was going through her review letter and she read out that I explained I've had 20 yrs of niggling pain which went bad in 2015 and with your scoliosis .... I was like,,, what scoliosis???
She checked her notes and sure enough in one of my many doctors visits a doctor noted I had scoliosis this was 2010 when I was suffering pins and needles constantly in my legs and butt (one thing I'm currently suffering from badly) I was not aware of this I may of forgotten but I would of thought I'd would remember something like that .
So I have had a good old Google and as I had kinda related my pain to that of osteoarthritis and how they can be similar was the first thing I noted about scoliosis, along with a gap between back and floor when laying flat but it seems that all the sites are saying symptoms as the same as for back pain... that does help narrow it down .
I have multiple symptoms that vary and change right now in summer flare I feel like someone has ripped my back open and hit my lower spine with a baseball bat . my pain tablets don't touch it and neither does a bath which would normally help . And I also can't have anything touching my skin clothes even irritates me due to the soreness .
My psychologist actually suffers scoliosis herself and she can relate to what I've spoken about but I didn't want to bombard her with questions about the scoliosis as I'm there to learn how I can manage mine so if anyone does have it or knows of anything it may just help with knowing why I am in so much agony 24-7.