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Can somebody fill me in on the scoloiosis surgery?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:35 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I'm 22 years old and I have a pretty significant case of Kyphosis along with some minor scoliosis and lordosis. My kyphosis is over 70 degrees. I've heard of people getting surgery for 75 degree curves and I'm hoping I can get the surgery as well. I've heard it's a very serious surgery and I'm just worried about the risk and curious as to how I will feel afterward.

Will I be able to maintain a normal life and do normal activities? Will I be able to do physical activities? How long will I be bed ridden and will the pain stop?


  • I think the most important thing for you to do is find a fellowship-trained spinal specialist who has specific experience in scoliosis surgery. Look for "disorders of the spine, including scoliosis and spinal deformity" in the description of his or her practice.

    This is a very complicated surgery and many spinal specialists do not have the training or experience to handle it SKILLFULLY. You might need to go to a large teaching hospital connected with a university or a hospital in a large city to find a doctor, but it will be worth it in the end.

    There is some good information here: http://www.spine-health.com/video/kyphosis-video-what-kyphosis

    and for scoliosis: http://www.iscoliosis.com/

    I know several young women who had fairly extensive surgeries in their late teens and twenties. They all are doing well. I saw one gal on Sunday. She is a beautiful recent college graduate who is leading an active, "normal" life. No one would ever guess she'd had a problem earlier in life.
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