Old 25th February 2004, 21:58   #1
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scoliosis surgery

so i just discovered that in about 9 months i'm going to have to go in for surgery to correct my scoliosis (my spine is curved to the right)
i've been doing reading about it as well as taking into account waht the doctor told me, and have a basic idea of what happens, but i'm still wondering on some point.
i'm 20 at the moment, and apparently i'm not going to grow anymore
i was just wondering if anyone here had had that done.
if you have i have a few questions
1)were you put in a brace/body cast afterwards?
2)how old were you when you had this done and have there been any long term consequences of it?
3)(i know this is going to sound stupid, but i hate flying already, so...)does it set off metal detectors?

just curious, any info anyone can provide is much appreciated
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Old 23rd May 2006, 22:03   #2
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hello,

I had scoliosis surgery almost a year ago. I can gladly answer your questions-

1) I did not need to wear a brace or body cast after my surgery, however I do know that what doctors may want you to do could be different. Youre probably unlikley to have to wear a brace afterwards, but its still a good question to ask your doctor.
2) I was 13 when I had it done, and the recovery tends to be shorter for younger people than it is for older. But since your only 20 I would think that it would still be a bit shorter recovery. I lost some of my flexibility in my back, and my ribs sometimes hurt but other than that I have been very happy and it hasnt affected me much.
3) I never set off the airport metal detectors! haha, it was something we worried about too. But just in case you feel as if you need to, you can always get medical papers and bring them with you in case you need to show it to them.

hope that helps!
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Old 23rd May 2006, 22:25   #3
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a few more words of advice-


- ALWAYS get a second opinion. Scoliosis surgery isnt a life-threatening thing, but you deff. want to make sure you have the right doctor to work with. If you can try and find another doctor and schedule an appointment with him/her, you can talk and see how they feel. They might even think you dont need the surgery at all.

- if you have the surgery, avoid riding in cars for at least 3-4 weeks as much as you can. It was probably the only seriously painful thing besides muscle spasms that you want to avoid.

- you will most likely have more pain in your ribs than you will in your back after the surgery. this is normal, because straightening out your spine will also straighten your ribs out, wich can cause muscle spasms for the first few weeks.

-take lots of little walks

- exersise and try to build up your stamina and leg strength, because doing things after surgery can wear you out. Try to be in the best shape you can be in.


please ask if you have any more questions. I'm more than happy to help!
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Old 24th May 2006, 01:43   #4
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You rule and welcome to the forums. I love people who pop in and lend a helping hand especially when they're female.

If I were to pick you up and give you a backbreaker WWE-style, you think it would help?

I always thought scoliosis sounding much more like a deformed cranium affliction
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Old 24th May 2006, 06:38   #5
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i have "minor" scolosis that has progressed to about a 20 degree displacement, to the right. My upper spine goes out about 15 to the left, to compensate.

If you don't have it done young you could have other complications.

I'm twice as old as you and before I get any surgery I need to let my broken arm heal first.

I believe I will elect to allow my spine to naturally fuse, so long as they can clear the nerves affected.

only you can decide how badly you need this. The younger the better for major surgery.

good luck !
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Old 24th May 2006, 22:52   #7
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a 15 over 20 isnt too bad at all. Mine was something around a 50 over a 48 when I had mine done. If you older than me too, I wouldnt really worry about it at all.


About the WWE smackdown, I would like to see who can break titanium... then I would be impressed. And in a lot of pain :/ lol jk
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My daughter was recently diagnosed with scoliosis and after seeing a specialist at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia yesterday, he suggested a brace as treatment. I dont know much about this and although I did allow her to be measured and fitted, I did not give the go-ahead to fabricate this brace until I researched it a bit..that is what has brought me here tonight, in the hopes of getting some info from those who have gone thru the same sort of treatment. Her degrees are 27 over 35, which doesnt mean much to me since, like I said, this is a whole new experience for me. Anyone that can provide some info/insight into this, I would love to hear from. I dont know what other options, if any, to consider..Id also like to know how this may affect my daughters overall attitude/self esteem. She just turned 12, will be starting jr high in the fall, and I imagine this will be an issue at her age. Id love to hear any and all comments/suggestions. thanks in advance
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http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/health...ne/scolio.html

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/scoliosis/DS00194

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I do not proffess to know anything about scoliosis but I would think that surgery would be much worse than wearing a brace. I know being young is hard enough that it definately doesn't help having a problem that would contribute to the difficulties of going though school at that age. However, wearing a brace would be much less invasive.

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My career advisor's daughter had minor correction done last semester. In addition to the advice given already, try to avoid activities that would place undue strain on your back in the interim and recovery period. As you get better there should be basic stretching exercises the therapist can recommend depending on how far progressed your condition was.

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