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Second scoliosis surgery to straighten spine more.

Steph01SSteph01 Posts: 4
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:00 AM in Scoliosis
All information regarding second surgerys to straighten the spine more than what it is currently at years after first surgery.
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  • Hello, I have been looking desperatly all over the internet for more specific information as to what the risks and/or likelyhood of a doctor performing a second surgery on my back to straighten it out even more. I had my first surgery at the age of 12 and I am now 19. My back still has a lump on the right upper side. I have started to notice my neck is in pain if I am leaning forward for a while. My neck also is curved, so certain positions irritate it. I am so self concsious, my back is always covered, i will not wear a tight shirt. Baggy or if I am wearing a tank, I wear a sweater. I know this information is insignificant, but maybe somebody can relate to me in some way shape or form. Please, if anybody has any information regarding this, I would be ever so greatful to hear from you.

    Sincerely, Steph.
  • Hello, I have been looking desperatly all over the internet for more specific information as to what the risks and/or likelyhood of a doctor performing a second surgery on my back to straighten it out even more. I had my first surgery at the age of 12 and I am now 19. My back still has a lump on the right upper side. I have started to notice my neck is in pain if I am leaning forward for a while. My neck also is curved, so certain positions irritate it. I am so self concsious, my back is always covered, i will not wear a tight shirt. Baggy or if I am wearing a tank, I wear a sweater. I know this information is insignificant, but maybe somebody can relate to me in some way shape or form. Please, if anybody has any information regarding this, I would be ever so greatful to hear from you.

    Sincerely, Steph.
  • Hi, Steph,

    I was born with have scoliosis in upper c-spine which is counter-adapted years later in my forties with c-4-5-6 ACDF 15 years ago and now have severe degen c-6/7 t-1/2 "multiple bone mass spurs" causing havoc with nerve roots and spinal cord.

    Re: Physical External appearance -yes I know what you mean about the "lump" mine is quite noticeable since my 40's ACDF and even more so since the last 20 years as compressed by spine more indentation at bottom of my 3-level fusion and my "hump lump" at 6/7 t-1/2 more pronounced.

    Yep I try to find tops that are higher cut, but they are rare, with the styles...just not there. Tank tops a no-no. Something Ive done when the tops are lower cut, most of them...that has solved it for me has been scarves, have whole wardrobe - great colors (rayon/cotton), textured, unique designs, and solids too, 44" long or more, versatile in ways to wear. TJ Maxx, Steinmart, Dept Stores in general.

    Re: Your surgery you are speaking - - I have never had to have corrective scoliosis -- ha! my DDD thru-out has redesigned my neck requiring discectomies & fusion.

    Is the primary problem for you the degree of curvature, or do you also have some difficult problems with degen conditions and / or pain, etc ?


  • Over all, its just I dont like the lump being there, I want my back straight. If even possible. My neck does get sore and sometimes I have pain in my lower back, but it doesnt make sense considoring the rod is in my upper back.
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