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My son has recently been diagnosed with scoliosis. He is in

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My son has recently been diagnosed with scoliosis. He is in alot of pain, and yet he is at a 15dgree result. His MRI results say something about Schmorls nodes. Could this be what is causing his extreme pain?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DoogleNK replied 3 years ago.

DoogleNK :

Dear pjg1cxyd,

DoogleNK :

Schmorls nodes are a condition where the disc between two vertebrae pokes/herniates into the vertebral bodies. These may or may not cause back pain

DoogleNK :

Scoliosis itself also doesnot usually cause back pain

DoogleNK :

When somebody with scoliosis has severe back pain, it is usually because of something other than scoliosis that causes the pain

Customer:

Does this continue to worsen or will it stop?

DoogleNK :

Nerve compression can cause severe back pain

DoogleNK :

He needs to be seen by a spine specialist

Customer:

Could the Schmorls nodes cause that?

DoogleNK :

They usually do not cause pain

Customer:

He is scheduled to see a specialist in scoliosis

DoogleNK :

Thats great

Customer:

is that the correct doctor to see?

DoogleNK :

Yes

DoogleNK :

Do ask the specialist why he is getting back pain

Customer:

If there are several nodes, what can be done for them?

DoogleNK :

as scoliosis is a painless condition

DoogleNK :

there is no need to do anything about those nodes

Customer:

We have not seen him as of yet, next month on the 10th

Customer:

is his appt

Customer:

Should he be tested for anything else

DoogleNK :

Is he having more back pain or leg pain

DoogleNK :

He needs a thorough neurological evaluation

Customer:

Yes, it has been getting progressively worse over the past 3-4 weeks

DoogleNK :

to check for nerve compression

Customer:

is there anything I can do at home to give him relief?

DoogleNK :

What I meant was - is there more pain in the back area or pain in the legs

Customer:

Mid- back

DoogleNK :

I think you are already trying correct things- Celebrex,Tylenol3, heating pad & back brace

DoogleNK :

Also try some local gels like voltaren and different positions that might comfort his back

Customer:

Is voltaren otc?

DoogleNK :

yes

DoogleNK :

if you cant get that, try bengay cream

Customer:

One more question....

DoogleNK :

I would encorage you to read this-

Customer:

We are waiting bone density test results, will they be useful at this time?

DoogleNK :

Yes,let me explain

DoogleNK :

Sometimes the nodes can appear because of soft bon

DoogleNK :

bone

DoogleNK :

the bone density would show that

Customer:

oh, ok

Customer:

Thank you so much for your time.

DoogleNK :

I am an orthopedic surgeon

Customer:

It makes it easier when you have an idea of what is taking place.

DoogleNK :

Sure

Customer:

Then I got ahold of the right person.

DoogleNK :

You sure did.It was a pleasure helping you

Customer:

Thanks again for your help.

DoogleNK :

God bless you and your son

Customer:

God bless you also.

Customer:

Too bad you are not located in Louisiana

DoogleNK :

You have Dr. Kings in your state

DoogleNK :

He is a pioneer in the field of scoliosis

Customer:

That is where he is going. If you mean XXXXX XXXXX.

Customer:

He is in New Orleans

DoogleNK :

yes

Customer:

Great!! That is wonderful to hear.

DoogleNK :

This is another great information resource

DoogleNK :

You are getting the best there

DoogleNK :

in New Orleans

Customer:

Thank you again, I have been worried about taking him to someone we had no information about.

DoogleNK :

I would take my son/daughter there if there was a need

Customer:

That says alot .

Customer:

Without a doubt, I feel better about taking him there.

Customer:

My son graduates high school one week after appt. and then plans to go to Loyola. So the sooner we get him taken care of, the better

DoogleNK :

Give my best wishes to him

Customer:

Thank you again and have a good evening.

DoogleNK :

Likewise

Expert:  DoogleNK replied 3 years ago.
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