When back pain is present with scoliosis, it may be that the curve in the spine is causing stress and pressure on the spinal discs, nerves, muscles, ligaments or facet joints. It is not usually caused by the curve itself. Some people may use nonprescription medicines such as aspirin and ibuprofen to treat back pain. While these medicines may relieve symptoms of back pain temporarily, they do not heal scoliosis or back injuries nor do they stop the pain from coming back.
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