Curved spine or scoliosis is the curving of the spine or backbone sideways. The curvature is usually S-shaped or C-shaped. It is common during the growth phase before puberty. It might be due to a birth defect, spine tumor or infection, spondylosis, obesity, arthritis, or osteoporosis. Treatment depends on the underlying cause such as losing weight, physiotherapy, exercise and wearing back braces. Severe conditions may require surgery. Pain medications are given to relieve pain and swelling.
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I have lower back pain and inward curvature of spine. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, For the past two years, I have experienced lower back pain coupled with what I think to be an abnormal inward curvature of my spine. I recently went to a pediatrician and the doctor brushed it off saying there is nothing wrong with my spine. No one believes me even though I have showe... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cause of your back pain is overactive erector spine muscles. These muscles support the back in all the activities. Due to a reduction in their flexibility, they are not able to take up high impact activities like running or jumping, while the low impact activities l... Read Full »