Unless you yourself are living with chronic pain, it can be difficult to imagine how debilitating it can be to the sufferer.
‘Chronic pain’ means any persistent pain – it can last for weeks, months, or even longer. Chronic pain can occur as a result of scoliosis when your body tries to compensate for the curve in the spine.
Although some people with scoliosis feel only minimal discomfort, others suffer severe pain, including:
- Muscles spasms
- Trapped nerves
- Leg and hip pain
- Breathing / cardiovascular issues
All of these problems can make it incredibly difficult for someone with scoliosis to live a normal life. If your back pain is affecting your day-to-day activities, it may be a good idea to seek professional medical help in order to find out what can be done.
How to treat scoliosis-related chronic pain
Every case of scoliosis is different, so there is no ‘one size fits all’ cure for the associated pain. The level of pain doesn’t even necessarily correlate with the angle of one’s spinal curve; for example, someone with a 65-degree curve may feel little pain, whereas someone with a 20-degree curve may experience intense pain.
A scoliosis specialist will be able to help you determine the best method of treating the chronic pain caused by your scoliosis. In some cases, if the curve is particularly severe. a surgical operation may be required in order to correct your spinal curvature and relieve the pressure it is putting on your body.
However, there are several non-surgical methods for relieving scoliosis-related pain, including pain relief medication and physical therapy. Although pain relief medication can help to reduce the pain you feel, physical therapy programmes – such as our own ScolioGold method – can be more effective in the long run. ScolioGold combines a number of effective non-surgical treatment techniques and is tailored to the specific requirements that accompany a curvature of the spine.
We have helped countless scoliosis patients to overcome their chronic pain and achieve a significantly higher quality of life. If you want any advice about the pain caused by your scoliosis, we are more than happy to help – please contact us today to book a consultation with our friendly scoliosis specialists.