I pulled a back muscle and collapsed 2 discs. Is this the cause of Scheuemann’s Disease?
No this probably did not cause your Scheuremann’s disease.
Scheuremann’s disease is wedge shaped spinal vertebrae. This is from uneven vertebrae growth during adolescence. The back of the vertebral body grows faster then the front forming a wedge or triangle shape to the vertebrae. When multiple vertebrae are affected these triangles cause an increase in the curvature of the back resulting in a hunchback or kyphosis. The cause of Scheuremann’s disease is not known. It does not progress after you stop growing. It can cause severe back pain, rarely it can affect your internal organs and spinal cord. Trauma or on-the-job injuries do not cause Schuermann’s disease.
Severe work injuries can cause multiple vertebral body compression fractures that maybe wrongly diagnosed as Schuermann’s disease. Work injury can also damage other spine structures like muscles, ligaments and joints causing pain unrelated to the compressed vertebrae (Schuermann’s disease). Independent on the the presence or absence of Schuermann’s disease the most important question is did you have back pain prior to the injury. If you did not then something was injured during the injury that is now causing your pain. For more information on Scheuremann’s disease or on endoscopic spine surgery please contact Executive Spine Surgery. Good luck!