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Lower back pain, have scoliosis, pinched sciatic nerve, tender hips. Any ideas?

My lower back has been hurting, right of the spine , when i bend over it feels like a rubber band stretched to the max. I started school the end of august, so constantly sitting down studying. I was working out 5 days a week prior to the start of school. I am 28, I have acute scoliosis , in the past i have had doctors tell me I had a pinched sciatic nerve . Also, when I sit for an extended period, my legs will go numb. I did decide to start working out, my hips were tender on both sides doing several of the exercises. Any idea what it could be, or exercises to do, etc...
Asked On : Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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Spine Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for the query. If your spine is not straight then you may tend to get on and off back pain. Where is the scoliosis, upper back? or lower back? leg numbness related to the pinching of the nerve. Have you had a MRI done in the past. Need to know more about disc conditions in the spine. For back pain usually back muscle stretching and core strengthening exercise helps.Thanks.
Answered: Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Praveen Tayal's  Response
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The pain that you have might be related to scoliosis and bad posture while sitting for a long time. Regular back strengthening exercises are required for long term relief from the pain. You can consult your physical therapist for the same.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
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Your back pain seems to be associated with your scoliosis and incorrect posture.You need to consult an orthopedician who will advise you an MRI scan of the spine to assess the degree of deformity and any nerve root damage.
The treatment usually involves rest with pain killers in combination with the muscle relaxants along with good physiotherapy exercises.
Meanwhile you can do a hot fomentation and apply a local analgesic gel on the area to relieve the spasm.
Hope this will helps you
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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