Hip pain causes scoliosis? How do I fix it??
May 18, 2012 6:16 AM Subscribe
How can I fix this muscle strain that is giving me scoliosis (?)
posted by kettleoffish to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Seeking advice about what kind of doctor could best treat pain caused by scoliosis, or perhaps something else.
I am in my mid twenties and have trouble sitting due to my right hip. Having visited PTs and had diagnostic work done (X-ray, multiple MRIs of back and hip), I had a lot of doctors say it was probably a strain in the muscle of my hip. The discs are fine back there.
Then recently, (like a year ago) I went to a rheumatologist who poked and prodded and said I have some kind of muscle tear in my right hip.
This is limiting my range of motion (I can't sit with my legs very wide open, for example) and causing the "pulling feeling."
I also have a strained muscle up the back of my right side (foreshortened) and this is causing changes to my bones-- scoliosis.
What kind of specialist should I see? How can I describe these concerns (and make them heard!)
I know YANAD, but does anyone happen to know if the rheumatologist's explanation for my problem has a name? (I visited them in a foreign country and there was a significant language barrier). Would the pain be caused by scoliosis or is this secondary to some muscle tear that can be overcome by exercise?
Sorry for the longwindedness and multiple questions within a question! Any insights would be helpful.
TL;DR: What kind of treatment would help with my scoliosis and limited range of motion in right hip?