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08-10-2005, 04:25 PM
Can scoliosis cause hip pain? I have had hip pain for 2 years and back pain for about a year. I had hip and scoliosis x-rays, but the doctor doesn't see anything, (but scoliosis). My doctor said the pain was probably from the scoliosis. I haven't heard anyone complain about hip pain on this forum.


08-10-2005, 04:29 PM
Hi Susan...

Is your pain on the side, in the hip joint? Or, toward the back, in your buttock?

One way or the other, if you can find a good physical therapist, s/he can probably identify why you're having pain, and give you some exercises to minimize it.


08-11-2005, 11:31 AM
Hi Susan,

I have a lot of lower back/right hip pain, especially the past couple of years. I have also noticed my right hip sticking out more, so I know it's definitely related. I do some yoga, stretching - which seems to help.


08-21-2005, 02:55 PM
I have curve in lower back, and had some discs fused. Now I am having pain in right hip that causes pulling and burning sensations. I am wondering if this is coming from the pulled muscles. What medications would help?

08-21-2005, 03:01 PM
Hi she...

We're mostly not medical professionals here. You should see your specialist to be evaluated.


08-22-2005, 03:13 PM
I was diagnosed with scoliosis and marfan's syndrome in 1980. I was nine years old. I wore a back brace until about the time I was 14 years old. At 14, the doctors decided that my back was progressively getting worse instead of better. I ended up having the Herrington Rods fused to my back using bone from my hip. The surgery was a success.
Now 25 years later, I only experience pain from my hip on occassion. I don't have any trouble with my back. My doctors said that i may experience some problems when I am much older like around mid-fifties to sixties. I have looked at many sites that talk about scoliosis and its effects on adults. And it appears to me that people are having problems at my age(35). I'm just wondering if back problems are inevitable for my age group and if so what are doctors doing about it?

08-22-2005, 03:24 PM

Problems are definitely not inevitable. I know quite a few people who have had Harrington rods for 30+ years, and who have not had enough pain to seek treatment. (It's always important to understand that more than 80% of adults have some sort of back pain for which they seek treatment during their lifetime.) If you do end up needing treatment, it's usually more surgery, although things like injections or alternative treatments can sometimes control the pain somewhat.


08-23-2005, 10:50 PM
I too have hip pain. It comes and goes but it has been hurting for quite some time. At times it hurts to much to walk. The weird thing about my hip pain, though, it will start with a pain in my lower back that will then radiate down into my hip and then all the way down my leg (i have previously injured the knee, shin, and ankle on that leg). Its a pain that is really uncomfortable and pretty much unbearable. I went to my local doctor to have it checked out because i started to have a lot more lower back pains and he had some x-rays of my L-spine taken. The x-rays showed nothing, he thought maybe i was having sweling in my lower spine and that was possibly pinching a nerve, but due to having rods in my back, i was unable to have an MRI done. He put me on a Medrol Dos Pack (steroids) for a week to see if that would help out at all, but really, it didn't. And also when i went back up to my main doctor/surgeon at the Mayo Clinic, he was not very happy with the fact that i was put on steroids, but also, did not have an answer for my pain. So i guess if someone ever figured out the source of your hip pain....let me know! I could use the information!


08-24-2005, 04:37 PM
Well a year ago I noticed I was having more back pain than usual on my left side. I went to the doctor and she asked if I had arch supports. (I did but I hadn't worn them since I was 16 or so) and she said for me to try them again.

They were custom made and my feet haven't grown since so I tried it out. I immediately noticed less pain.

So I went on like that until about a month ago when I read someone's post on here about a "lift" for their shoe..

People had been bugging me at work about how I walk funny all of a sudden.. like I'm doing the twist or something. I didn't pay much attention to it (aside from being hurt that my scoliosis was coming back to haunt me again) until my fiance and I went swimming. I hopped out of the water and onto the wooden dock and walked around for a bit.. then I turned around and noticed my footprints. I didn't recognize them as mine (but they were obviously mine because my fiance has huge feet!) Anyway.. I noticed the right footprint had an arch (which I never had before) but my left footprint was insanely flat. I took the oppurtunity to look down at my feet and saw that my left foot almost tries to lay to the inside.

After that I was on here and saw that post and thought I might try using my own support as a sort of lift and took the right arch support out of my shoe. Well I have to say, when I have my shoes on I walk almost normal. The people at work thought that my scoliosis had been cured (haha!) I do notice a lot less backpain though as the pain only radiates up my leg when I am at home walking around and not wearing my shoes.

I know you say your pain radiates down your leg but you might want to look into doing something with your feet for a bit of a balance exercise. It's worth a try :) Anything to beat some of the pain!

Best of luck!

08-24-2005, 05:26 PM
If the hip pain goes all the way to the leg it could be sciatica, wich comes on an off for me and at some point was unbearable(before and years after surgery), since my lower back must have had some inflammation so physiotherapy and anti inflammatory meds helped a great deal, as well as not sitting or standing the same way long periods of time.

As for pains in legs/feet/lower back/knees, it is often caused by our feet, as most of the population has deformities in their feet, and we need orthotics. Mine were made by a podiatrist and helped so much with all the pain I had in those regions, when doctors thought it was related to my back, but they were wrong.

08-27-2005, 05:27 PM
My number one pain complaint is that my hips hurt. It is the worst when I get up in the morning. Sometimes I go get a professional massage, and the masseuse says he could work almost exclusively on my butt/low back. (the pain is right above my butt crack, but on my sides.) It is so tight there! I went for a surgery consult, and the doctor suggests that my thoracic curve is to blame. He said the muscles causing me issues are connected, and the curve throws them off, resulting in spasms. Walking and standing aggravates the pain. My personal theory is because I spend most of my time sitting, my hip flexors are tight, and that back area is weakened, so when I do try to use it, it revolts.

I also have a leg length discrepancy, and think that that is involved too. It is a question I haven't had thoroughly answered by Doctors yet though. (Like if don't correct that issue, will hip pain continue even if I have spinal correction surgery?) The shorter leg's hip does make a popping sound on occasion.

08-28-2005, 08:24 PM
This is very unscientific, but wearing high heels as well as driving the car for trips of more than one hour can cause hip pain.