It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Scoliosis Message Board

  • Do I have Scoliosis correction op twice?

  • Post New Thread   Reply Reply
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 06-17-2014, 07:32 AM   #1
    emilymay93xxx
    Newbie
    (female)
     
    emilymay93xxx's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jun 2014
    Location: Plymouth
    Posts: 1
    emilymay93xxx HB User
    Do I have Scoliosis correction op twice?

    I had correction of my Scoliosis in 2012. They went through the side instead of having it down over my back. I recently had a follow up with my Consultant and had some really bad news. I had my x-rays which showed that my curve was coming back. He gave me the option on whether I have a second operation or not. Instead of fusing quarter of my spine like before, the whole of my spine would be fused so I would be less flexible. There are lots of pros and cons to having it done or not and I am really confused about what to do. I have been in so much pain for the last 2 years due to my operation and I have been told the new operation could free me from pain or it could be just that same. So I am just so confused on what is right to do and just wanted some advice and some thoughts please. I would really appreicate it

     
    Reply With Quote
    The following user gives a hug of support to emilymay93xxx:
    Moonstar22 (07-04-2014)
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 07-04-2014, 03:53 PM   #2
    Moonstar22
    Senior Member
    (female)
     
    Moonstar22's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jun 2014
    Location: South Florida, USA
    Posts: 161
    Moonstar22 HB UserMoonstar22 HB UserMoonstar22 HB User
    Unhappy Re: Do I have Scoliosis correction op twice?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by emilymay93xxx View Post
    I had correction of my Scoliosis in 2012. They went through the side instead of having it down over my back. I recently had a follow up with my Consultant and had some really bad news. I had my x-rays which showed that my curve was coming back. He gave me the option on whether I have a second operation or not. Instead of fusing quarter of my spine like before, the whole of my spine would be fused so I would be less flexible. There are lots of pros and cons to having it done or not and I am really confused about what to do. I have been in so much pain for the last 2 years due to my operation and I have been told the new operation could free me from pain or it could be just that same. So I am just so confused on what is right to do and just wanted some advice and some thoughts please. I would really appreicate it
    I'm so sorry your in pain & I do understand. I had (have) mild scoliosis in my lumbar area, I had a 4 level fusion and total reconstruction, L1 to L5 in Dec 2013. There's no real word to describe the pain. It's like it never ends.
    As for your 2nd surgery, you know you're the only person that can make that decision. As far as helping your pain if you do, it's always a gamble, I say. I was told I had a 70/30% to be in less pain then when I went for a follow up with the surgeon he said 50/50 & it's up to the man upstairs. I wasn't looking for an answer like that! I know there has been some very lucky people who have had successful surgeries like mine. I just wish I could have been one of them. I wish you much luck on your decision and I'll say prayers for you.

     
    Reply With Quote
    Reply Reply

    Tags
    back pain, scoliosis, spine



    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:44 PM.





    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!