Good afternoon. My name is Dani. It is very nice to meet you. I am glad you came over to the chronic pain forum we are much cooler than the other rooms (Kidding)
I have Levoscoliosis. It began almost 4 yrs ago. I did not have scoliosis as a child. I do not show positive for arthritis (thou lord knows they re test that one like its going out of style). But I have many arthritic areas. My spine was already skeletally mature when my curve began.. So its... going for the "title"... so to speak. My left hip is being crushed and my knees have a hard time now. Im a bit shorter now.... . Also, in last few months had the pleasure of my teeth crumbling off. Lots of areas of "crumbling" "degeneration". All bone type stuff. So.. I guess I'm trying to say I don't have any experience with AIS or other forms..... But! I have ALOT of pain management techniques that I use.
So.. Just gonna high light breifly. I hope helps, maybe not.
Exercise (modified exercises for "core" yoga & "leg" pilates)~ Ask PT they can help modify a workout programm for you. Try to snagg a foam block or buy one at any sporting goods store.
Arnica Gel ~ Local grocers store
"wet heat" heaing pad ~ kinda costly but sometimes on sale online.
TeNs Unit (Mr.T!) ~Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Ask your pain management specialist about them.
Bio Feedback ~ Biofeedback, or applied psychophysiological feedback. Your Primary care OR Pain management doctor can help you find a good pain psychologist.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs)~ I take a cool one called relofen. But will help ease the areas around the "stinging" sensation if you have rotation on the verticle axis. Pain management will know a good one.
Antidepressants and anticonvulsants~used to treat neuropathic (“nerve”) pain. Maybe primary care? But im positive pain management would know best type to use.
Injections~direct delivery of steroids or anesthetic to nerve, joint or epidural space. Injections into the facet, peripheral nerve, “trigger point” and other locations are also known as “blocks”. These may provide relief of pain (often temporary) and can be used to confirm diagnosis. Epidural injections provide temporary relief for severe back pain. Your Pain Management sepcialist will talk in detail with you, if this is an option.
And that all I know about as far as Scoliosis & Pain. Just my experience. Also, literally nothing works on the stinging but the injections for me. I can help keep the muslces around the damaged areas from being quite as inflamed... But the core "stinging" sensation is at the mercy of my injections series.
Hope to get to know you better.