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its.zuriel

558d

Does anyone here have scoliosis not severe enough for surgery but still experience chronic back pain? What do y’all recommend for dealing with this?

    • JaimeJ

      457d

      Yes but I don't take anything to help it. I just push through and deal.

    • L0

      457d

      yes started trying baclofen (muscle relaxer) and that’s been of some help but it can be so unbearable and supposedly not much to do … turmeric helps, green lipped mussel supplement can help with immune support and function and supposedly aqua therapy can help I was recommended to try it and hoping it will help

    • Nuclearsnot

      457d

      Since I started seeing a chiropractor my pain has reduced quite a bit. It takes a little bit of time but my spine has started to straighten out from the adjustments and exercises he's taught me

    • Cashmoneyy

      507d

      I typically use a heating pad. I dance a lot so stretching regularly certainly helps! I've noticed when I don't I feel super tight. My favorite stretch that's good for beginners is hanging low and trying to touch my toes, but also moving my lower back side to side

    • ifyouknowmenoyoudont

      511d

      I use a heating pad with ibuprofen and tylenol alternating. When my back isn't hurting as bad I do some stretches but once it reaches a certain point it only makes it hurt worse. Avoiding things that you know will hurt helps to (don't be like me and get a job that requires stocking merchandise)

    • MaKenzie_G12

      520d

      I do! Fast dissolving Tylenol!!!

    • Whovian_in_221B

      520d

      PT, chiropractic care, lots of heat/ice treatments

    • gracefairy

      530d

      yes!! i’ve been getting monthly massages, but when it was really bad i was going 2x a month. the pain is still there but the massages have definitely helped.

    • JJ_W

      531d

      I just researched stretches for scoliosis and it has helped quite a bit. I've been considering going to a chiropractor as well but I'm not sure yet.

      • Jacs08

        456d

        @JJ_W I was told by my consultant never to go to a chiropractor if you suffer from scoliosis but I'm in the UK may differ in other countries

        • AnimalBoy

          456d

          @Jacs08 chiropractors are unable to straighten your spine completely but they can help improve spine curvature and pain levels. Also I know for a fact that the UK Scoliosis clinic uses Chiropractic Biophysics so i dont think it's a country thing either.

    • Icequeen90

      532d

      Working out consistently has helped but I also had nerve blocks done in my neck and lower back and that eliminated my pain

    • iheartbear

      539d

      especially if there are any Schroth method specialists near you! if not you can look into videos online but that one’s proven to help. I think it’s a lot better than not trying to treat it and masking it with pain meds

    • iheartbear

      539d

      because scoliosis is caused from your muscles tensing and over-contracting on one side of the spine, i would recommend PT where you get exercises to build muscle on the weak side of your spine more than anything. I did that when i was a teenager, but it was after i already had surgery. i wish i would’ve known about it sooner, and stuck to my exercise routine more regularly, it helped so much.

      • xoxogossipgirl

        457d

        @iheartbear wait can PT actually start to straighten ur spine a little bit

    • AnimalBoy

      557d

      The only diagnosable reason for my back pain is mild scoliosis and kyphosis, PT helped a bit, the TENS unit is great, and otherwise I used medical marijuana for every day pain.

    • renee420

      557d

      Yes! Right here!

    • SunnyShark

      557d

      PT, non-addictive muscle relaxers (Tizanidine is mine but it makes me sleepy), and a TENS unit or vibrating deep tissue back massager.

    • 100Percent_K

      557d

      PT and gabapentin have helped my back pain a lot personally

    • Sunshine1953

      557d

      Yes am going though horrible pain Kyphosis and neck problems. I'm having PT once a week. I work 12 hour days, sleep very little usually 2 to 3 hours.Says have pinched nerves also. If I could afford there's a sugergon in Spring Hill Florida Lazer sugery but I don't have the money and insurance won't pay for it.I am praying for all of us here who are struggling with pain and working.

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