I've made a few posts in regards to spinal problems similar to yours. My back pain has increased in severity, plus it was in different areas than before. Always knew I had scoliosis, but considered it mild - moderate. After some recent (near 3 months ago) severe pain, with horrendous muscle spasms, which began burning, and THEN began feeling icey, I decided to go to a chiro.
I chose a chiro because I wanted full spinal Xrays and possibly some diagnosis besides just Lyme and they (chiros) are good about that.
Turns out my scoliosis is very severe. This chiro who has been xraying and examining spines for over 20 yrs, said that mine is the worst he's ever seen. (I have the xrays -- there's no BS here, it is sickening!) The curvature starts in my face, (caused by the neck, I guess) -- my neck curves in: ) where it should curve out : ( (right profile) and the curve starts at the bottom of my neck. It (spine) then goes into a 63 degree curve, rotating (twisting) thru that curve. It (spine) then goes into a 75 degree turn, also rotating (hence rotoscoliosis) Kinda reminds me of modern roller coasters..... UGH....
I am wondering if Lyme made all this worse -- could Lyme do this? I do not know -- does anybody?
So, basically, Jeannie, altho you may not be able to expect treatment that cures Lyme from a chiro, I believe they are the best at studying your spine and determining exactly what problems are caused by whatever sublixation you may have.
This chiro has been treating me for about 9 weeks. I refused manual adjustments and upon reviewing my xrays, he agreed. He is treating me w/ instruments designed to create movement between vertebrae because too many of mine are fused together, laying on top of one another, and crushed/herniated disks. Most of my spine looks like it is crumbling right before my eyes!
OK, I am telling you all this to suggest that you go on and see a chiro (esp if your insurance covers it). It's entirely possible that your curve is more severe than you thought/ think.
MY questions regarding this are: For those w/ scoliosis, and the Lyme has 'attacked' our necks and backs, exactly WHAT is it that the Lyme has done to cause this pain and problems w/ our spine? Does Lyme make our scoliosis worse? OR, is my worsening back and neck pain caused by progressive scoliosis alone?
Jeannie, I hope we can find some answers here.
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