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What happens in the future

MaxBMMaxB Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:54 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
My daughter has been diagnosed with and S shaped scholiosis the top curve 59% and lower 48%. She is 14 and is still growing. The consultant has recommended surgery but she does not want it and as parents we are worried about what will happen to her if she does not have the surgery.

We have read articles and forum feedback and it appears that for some they can have increased back problems following surgery later in life.

She is otherwise a very fit, athletic young lady and we are terrified that with surgery her life could drastically change giving her pain that she currently does not have. On the other hand, if she leaves surgery, will she have more problems later in life and what could they be.

Any feedback would be welcome at this early stage.

Many thanks


  • Hi maxb and welcome. My good friend and his wife had a daughter who was born with scoliosis of the spine and club foot for which she just around 7 years old but had 2 nd surgery already to make the corrections as she is growing to have less issues later in her life. I think the earlier in life that its cought the beter it is where they can make corrections of the spine while bones still are growing and with some luck while they grow in to adults they will live with no serious issues.

    Get another opinion from a dr to know if this surgery would improve her life in the long run because while she is young there recovery is much faster then for us being adults and being much older. The slight curvutures can be corrected for there beter quality of life. Just see a specialist or even 2 or 3 of them and they will explain. Best wishes
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
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