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22-10-2011, 03:27 PM
i'm a 24yr old with idiopathic lumbar spine subluxation.
- Personal training

Age of diagnosis: 15years

current curve degree: Unknown but last check up it was 30

i'm struggling to get through an hour of the above exercise/sports and find that both neurofen and panadol don't do anything, i have a functional shortening of my Left leg and my whole left side from the hip down is constantly painful...i find it hard to get motivated to exercise because of the pain i experience...HELP!!

Dr Scoliosis
23-10-2011, 10:19 AM
Thank you for your enquiry.

You have provided limited information but it is reasonable to put forward some suggestions for your consideration.

First, there is no such condition as idiopathic lumbar spine subluxation. I presume you mean adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and this is well described on our website (http://www.scoliosis-australia.org/scoliosis/about_scoliosis.html). This would fit in with your stated age at diagnosis.

If your curve measures 30 degrees it would be highly unusual for this to produce significant leg pain as you described and it is possible that something else is going on which needs to be diagnosed. I suggest you ask your general practitioner to refer you to a spinal specialist and there is a directory of certified spinal specialists (http://www.scoliosis-australia.org/scoliosis/scoliosis_specialists.html) on our website.

I trust this information is helpful.

Dr Scoliosis