I have been using symbicort for about 3 months with great success in controlling my asthma/COPD, but have had an severe increase in pain in my back and left hip, which radiates down my leg and I was wondering if there are others out there with the same or similar symptoms. I read that these were 'severe side effects' but since I have scoliosis, I am uncertain if this pain is related to the drug or not. The pain has gotten so bad lately that I plan on going to the doctor, but I would like to know if I am alone in experiencing this side effect or not. Thanks in advance for any responses.