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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:40 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi I have scholiois and am having a fusion done. Mine will be starting at the T11 and going down. I can't remember just what he said about how many he would be doing. He said I would be in the hospital for 5-6 days and in a back brace for atleast 6 months.

What I am hoping to find here is other people with the same surgery and those who have scholiois . The surgery is suppose to help straighten my spine as much as the can and relieve the pain in my lower back and butt.

Any help would be great . thank you carol


  • hi there,

    I have not had a fusion. I have a herniated disc at L5-S1 and tried a MicroDiscectomy that didn't work. I'm trying a revision of the same surgery in which they 'remove' the loose piece of disc material. If that doens't work I'm up against a 1 or 2 level fusion.

    Anyhow, ask questions. I can try to reach out to my sister. She has a friend who has dealt with scholiosis her entire life. She has had a few fusions I believe. She is now 40 and is doing well though I don't know where her fusions were.

    It's great you are here to do research and gain insight from other people's exerience.

  • Did you notice that there is a section just for scoliosis on the forum? It is listed under "Conditions." You might read through some older posts and see if anything contains useful information.

    This website contains wonderful articles written by spinal specialists that do a good job of explaning various conditions, surgeries, etc. Here is a link to scoliosis:


    and a little video:


    The more you can learn about your specific condition and the surgery you will be having, the better you will be able to communicate with your doctors.

    Did you see the list of "Post-op Must-Haves" at the top of this section, where you posted? You might read through it. It contains way more than any one person wants or needs, but it will get you to thinking about what recovery will be like, when you are in a brace and have restrictions against bending, etc. It is good to get your house set up beforehand to be the most convenient for you, post-surgery.
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