When a person develops scoliosis in the lower part of their spine, it is known as lumbar scoliosis. While spinal curves can arise as the result of an underlying condition, lumbar scoliosis is usually idiopathic, meaning that the cause is not known.
A real pain in the back!
One of the most common symptoms of lumbar scoliosis is lower back pain. While this pain may not be too severe during the patient's childhood and teenage years, it often gets worse over time, and many adult scoliotics suffer from chronic back pain.
What causes this pain? Well, when you have a curve in your spine, the surrounding muscles sometimes have to work harder to make up for the curvature. This can result in muscle strain, which is what leads to back pain.
For more information on why this happens, read our blog post on scoliosis and muscular imbalance.
Treating lower back pain in people with scoliosis
Here at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic, we have treated thousands of people with scoliosis, many of whom were experiencing lower back pain as a result of their condition.
One recent patient was 47-year-old Pia from Sweden, who was diagnosed with 33-degree and 28-degree curves in her thoracic and lumbar spine. These curves caused Pia a lot of lower back pain, and after trying several treatment methods and wearing a brace for a number of years without success, she visited our clinic (along with her daughter) in the hope of finally getting her pain under control.
In order to overcome her lower back pain, Pia undertook a 4-week ScolioGold therapy course consisting of both group and one-to-one treatment sessions. As a result, Pia's Cobb angle measurement reduced by 50% in her cervical rotation and 20% in her thoracic rotation, and we also helped to reduce her back pain.
Watch this video to hear Pia talk about her experience with Scoliosis SOS:
If you're suffering from lower back pain as a result of your scoliosis, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
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