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SUBJECT

I have been diagnosed with crooked lumbar.

DATE

2014-06-03

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Question >

I went to the hospital due to a severe back pain and have been diagnosed with a twisted lumbar. Other people have told me that my back looked a little crooked.  My doctor recommended that I receive nerve treatment, physical therapy and exercise therapy at the hospital because the disease is congenital. He told me that my frequently released leg, numbness and cramps were due to the suppressed motor nerves. But since I am a student, it is very difficult for me to go to the hospital on a regular basis. Is there surgery for treating the disease?



Answer >

It would be best to consult with your doctor about treatment options since the doctor would have the details of your condition. But if other people are telling you that your back looks crooked, it is likely that your spine is crooked. If the spine is crooked more than 10 degrees to the left or right, it may be scoliosis. If the spine is crooked to the front, kyphosis is suspected. But since you are still  young with a congenital disease, the disease seems to be a crooked spine, and not scoliosis as of yet. There is a possibility that it can also be spondylolisthesis. Spondylolisthesis does not cause spine deformation externally, but the pain may prevent you from keeping your back straight which can cause the spine to be crooked. 

Spine that is displaced or crooked to the left may suppress the nerves and cause pain. Since the pain can be caused by another factor, it is pertinent to find the cause of pain and treat it. Whether the crooked spine can be corrected can only be determined after an accurate diagnosis.

The spine is different from other regions, therefore, non-surgical treatment is always the first option. The spine has very complex structure and the cause of the back pain is complex. Since there are always possibilities of complications from surgeries as well as the the persistent back pain without any relief, doctors recommend conservative therapy first.

But if you are looking for a quick treatment, please visit our hospital for an accurate diagnosis to determine the cause of the pain to see which treatment options will best suit you for your condition of crooked lumbar.