Hi everyone I was diagnosed with scoliosis at 15 years old, Now approaching my 40th bday. I am in intense pain. its been suggested I get my spine straightened and lumbar fusion done. (confused if I have to have all levels done) Looking for answers. Top curve is 52 degrees and bottom is 53 degrees, 3 herniated discs, spondiolysis, narrowing of spinal canal, T spine is flat on inner end. Had laminectomy 4 years ago and degrees were only upper 30's low 40's. Has anyone had this done, Straightening spine from T3 to ilium which is hip bones. Did they have to fuse all the discs or just lower if herniated? what was your recovery period. what were you able to do post op for yourself, were you able to go back to work. He has said I will not be able to bend at the waist.
Brenda L Kramer