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Having back, thigh and ankle pain, feeling weak and stiff spine. Had debridement and chondroplasty. Diagonised scoliosis. Concerned? Guide

Hi,I'm 43 years old and had L4 L5 slipped disc one and a half month ago. My symptoms are painin the lower back(right side),pain in the innerthigh,groin,inner side of the knee, right toes. At the same time,I had debridement and chondroplasty surger fo meniscus tear. Sadly, until now, My pain in the back,inner thigh is still there,add up to ankle pain. The surgery was done in private hospital. I went to the government hospital and they refer meto spine specialistwho did Lumbarsacral xray and found out I have scoliosis. I'm confused now. I also have pain in the lower rib and my muscle are all weak and my spine are stiff(according to the physiotherapist). I also have pain in my nect and fingers as well as toes. Please help me out here.
Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Scoliosis may be compensatory to your disc prolapse in lower spine, usually it is a postural compensation with tendency to bend toward one side to afford maximalpain relief in a particular posture.After prolonged assuming of this posture , the spine is flexibly bent on one side called scoliosis.Your doc. must determine whether it is compensatory ans secondary to your disc prolapse in lower spine , if it is, then spinal fusion and disectomy at the L4L5 shall relieve it. Till your surgeon plans, wear a long posterior spinal support or brace, take methacarbamol 750 mg , a muscle relaxant and avoid bending or movements causing or aggravating pain
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