Hi my name is Laura! I just am trying to learn more about my problem and My mom is not in my life and my dad who was helping this year passed away quickly from brain cancer if you can help recommend anything I would appreciate any and all information. I am 24 years old now I had three rods put in my back when I was 16 they thought it was 85% curved but when opening me up they learned it was 93% curved so they had to turn me over cut into my side n go in through the front to remove four disk before starting so the lower half of me is fused but the upper part they didn't but they did put a bar up top. Now I have two young children 4 n 1 yr old. After my second I have noticed severe back pain but more recently upper mainly n my neck, breathing problems, vision problems sometimes it feels like someone is cutting me open in the middle part of my back n I even have swallowing problems. I have so much pain I can't stand it. Please let me know what advice u have did your last surgery help?? My surgery put me out 6 months from school I can't do that w 2 kids even with their dad. Do other surgeries put u out just as long? Is this life threatening? I saw one Dr she said there is no way my backbone could move w the bars but you can see n my xrays they did up top. The drs aren't much help that don't know about this.. thank you for your time..