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    Levoscoliosis-hip pain

    Anyone have levoscoliosis? I was told I have Levoscoliosis with degenterating discs in L2 and L3. I am having burning sensations in my right hip and sometimes it goes down my leg. Can anyone give me some info. or just a comment on this. I am 45 yrs old and was a milwaukee brace wearer in 1977
    Any help apprecited
    Myra

    PS being sent to PT and now MRI on WED. May 13th dr. wanting to do a shot in the hip. I dont want it covered up, I want it taken care of

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    Hi Myra...

    Levoscoliosis simply means that your curve is to the left.

    --Linda

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    it is possible that the "burning sensation" that goes from hip down the leg could be sciatica...i have one in left leg...sometimes it is only in leg, but today, it starts at top of hip and goes down almost to my ankle...

    what degree is your curve...i have 2... left and right... my thoracic is 42 degrees and lumbar is 61...also have degenerative disc disease, listhesis of L2 on L3 and L3 on L4...rotation, spinal stenosis, and arthritis of spine...also JUST found out i have kyphosis but have good balance, per the surgeon i just saw april 12th....

    i expect to be having surgery within 12 months, since my surgeon has offered me minimal invasive...i have been going to pain doctor for over 4 years now...

    what kind of "shot" are they going to do in your hip...?
    i suggest you first discuss all the pain with them, including the "burning pain" that i suspect might be sciatica...that is just my guess, but i am no doctor...needs to be discussed with your physician!

    best regards
    jess
    Last edited by jrnyc; 04-26-2010 at 05:47 PM.

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    Thanks Jess...I do not know my degrees. It has been awhile since I have been told. They are not good. Yours sounds real similar to mine. I am not sure of all of the medical terms but know mine is "S" shaped with a twist in the top curve. This burning has been going on for about a year now. I went to the dr. today and he wants me to do am MRI and see a pain management dr. on May 13th.. I am very unsure of this. If something else can be done I do not want to prolong this. Maybe I am being very impatient... I don't know what to do next.
    Myra

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    Hi Myra
    personally, i would recommend at least consulting with a pain doctor...until such time as you may be ready and have a good surgeon for fusion surgery...my pain doctor helps me with botox shots to freeze the muscles in thoracic area...unfortunately, it doesnt work for lumbar area...i've had epidurals, facet block, nerve ablation, and sacroiliac injections for lumbar...and a few other treatments i've forgotten about by now...the sacroiliac shots worked the best, but all have been very temporary...some as little help as a few weeks! that is one of the reasons that i am expecting to have surgery within 12 months...have to take care of some things first, including gaining weight....the pain meds have me very thin right now!

    if you consult with a pain doctor, you can do or not do what he/she suggests....at least it might give you some idea of possible treatments...prior to choosing surgery...

    good luck
    jess

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    Welcome, dooze64. I have a right lumbar curve and had pain in the opposite hip, like you. I remember telling the surgeon about it last year, but it's gone away within the year - perhaps from the stretches I've learned. I sound like a broken record but do try the book "Curves, Twists, and Bends" for some gentle stretches which really do help, along with all the other good advice listed here.

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    hip pain

    I too have the pins and needles down left outside leg and under foot. After 3 botched vein surgeries, second vein surgeon said veins maybe ok, but sounds like nerve damage. Also told by masseuse sounds like sciatica. How do you know it is not dangerous the amount of nerve damage that you have?? Have MRI scheduled this week thru pain mgmt doc to see new damage to back. I have 35 degree lumbar curve/twist. Need new hip but will put that off as long as possible. Certain that vein and nerve probs are from left push to left hip. Duh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dooze64 View Post
    Anyone have levoscoliosis? I was told I have Levoscoliosis with degenterating discs in L2 and L3. I am having burning sensations in my right hip and sometimes it goes down my leg. Can anyone give me some info. or just a comment on this. I am 45 yrs old and was a milwaukee brace wearer in 1977
    Any help apprecited
    Myra

    PS being sent to PT and now MRI on WED. May 13th dr. wanting to do a shot in the hip. I dont want it covered up, I want it taken care of
    If you ask the PT to work your pelvic floor, the adductors and the other surrounding musculature, you should be able to get relief for your hip and your back. The psoas & iliopsoas muscles are generally involved in this pull. Also, the points at the base of the spine- right at the lumbosacral junction tend to release the pressure to some extent. These are acupuncture points that open up the area nicely even with acupressure.

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