I was diagnosed in 5th grade with scoliosis. i wore a boston jacket, then a millwauki(sp?)brace. fusion in 10th grade, rod broke & had again in 11th grade.
currently am 41 years old & suffering from chronic, daily leg pain down the front of left leg.
xrays/mri's show spinal stenosis/disc degeneration in lumbar spine below rod. rod is at T6-L4.
i have done physical therapy, which worked temporarily, pain meds, & yoga.
the pain is chronic, daily, & interfering with my life & family!
about to do P.T. again with meds.
has anyone had a similar experience? today, the Dr. said there is a surgery he could do for the stenosis & he could remove the rod.