View Full Version : Pins and needles and hip pains

08-12-2009, 06:36 PM
hi guys i'm new on here and my name is Hannah. i was diagnosed with scoliosis a couple of years ago. i have a 33 degree lumbar curve and wear a boston brace. just recently i have been experiencing pins and needle sensations going through my hips, legs (particularly thighs), arms hands and on some occasions up one side of my head. i just was wondering if you guys on here have the same feelings and if you know whether it is linked with scoliosis.

also sometimes i get these weird twitches in my legs that are sometimes so severe that they wake me up in my sleep.

08-12-2009, 08:07 PM
Hi Leopard...

I don't think it has anything to do with your scoliosis, but it could be something about which you might be concerned. I would definitely mention it to your parents, who will hopefully take you to your GP/pediatrician.


08-16-2009, 10:32 PM
Hi leopard
did you mean you feel the "pins & needles" when wearing the brace, or without it? i have not had surgery (yet?), & i never wore a brace....but i have pins & needles & some numbness developing in my hips lately...my surgeon said he suspects my lumbar curve (that is getting worse of late)is causing pressing on nerves ..this is a recent development for me, happening, seems to be, as my scoli is getting worse..

dont know if any of this relates to you, but i would think your problem, as linda said, merits a doctor visit...

best of luck to you

08-18-2009, 03:41 AM
Hi yes that is exactly what I mean. I havnt been wearing my brace as I should and recently my hips have started to hurt and I get numbness and pins and needles. I didn't know whether this was connected to my scoli but after reading your comment it looks like a visit to the doc for me!

08-19-2009, 01:20 AM
Hi leopard
yes, mine is from my scoli..but i also herniated discs & have degenerative disc disease, so i am not sure how much pain in hips is scoli & how much is discs...when i first damaged the discs, the pain was unbearable...to the point of tears, & i have a pretty good pain tolerance...pain spread to the hips instantly...but i do know the tingling stuff is from nerves...i experienced numbness & tingling before (not in my hips) from lyme disease, & the neurologist told me that it was nerves....

do you know if your discs are in good shape??

take care of yourself..

08-24-2009, 03:13 PM
actually our 10 year old (who is also severe special needs) has been experiencing some form of discomfort in his back - he tells us "itchy" so we will scratch or rub his back but the husband & I have been wondering if his extreme scoliosis (now 96*) is pinching or pressing making his back feel like pins & needles or some other discomfort he doesn't know how to describe to us --- this has just started in the past year?!?!?!?!
don't know what to think - just thought I would mention it

02-14-2010, 03:29 AM
Hey my name is Nikki and I am 15. Last year when I wasI was about 14 years old my lumbar scoliosis had gotten worse. One night I remember sitting at my desk and my leg had the pins and needles then my thigh went numb. I was so scared I called my dad at work and asked him if it was like a clot or something and he said no that it was probably my back pressing the nerves. Right after surgery I gained feeling back and it was incredibly. I hope that it goes away for you too...and I hope this helps. :)

11-27-2010, 09:55 PM
mine not as severe as a sensation. i get it from walking too much or when i do something that hurts my back.that might be why.:o when shooting at the range i got the sensation and it hurt. it hurt so much i slipped cuz i was too focused in getting to the truck and sprained my wrist.:D i have to sit just right as to not agravate my back. try sitting a diffrent way. that might help:eek: