my spine is noww in a very sever state of scoliosis,and i heard surgery may help me be normal again,what advise can you give?
See several orthopedic specialist and at least one chiropractor and listen to their advice. Scoliosis comes in different degrees and their is no one size fits all treatment. It is possible that physical therapy may help or you may need surgery, but see more than one doctor for opinnions.
I have had two surgeries now for my scoliosis. My first was at 12 yrs old and they placed a rod in there to make sure the cure wouldnt continue. At the age of 20 I had my second surgery to remove the rod and have two longer ones put in. I also had my rib hump reduced which now I am thankful for. You need to make sure you realize the risks of surgery tho. In my case there are both pros and cons. My back looks and feels straighter but with the second surgery I had severe nerve damage and now I cannot feel half of my back and also have more pain now. In my case the surgery made the pain worse, but that shouldnt stop you from having a surgery. I also know many friends who have had surgeries done and they love the results. My best advice is to just be prepared for a surgery and realize there can be risks and everyone will react differently. Since this sounds like it will be your first surgery I would recommend it.
My first surgery went smooth and I didnt have issues with pain or nerve damage it was only during the second one that I started to experience issues with chronic pain. Good luck to you. Also one more thing... water aerobics or even just sitting in a hottub is the only thing that has helped me along with my pain medication! You should really try that out!
Hi I'm michaela I'm 15 and I have the surgery 3 months ago and my mum had it when she was my age, and I was so nervous for it but I went In to the hospital and they gave me a calmer and brought me to get aneisteisia and it was fine! I woke up awhile later and my mam and the nurses were all laughing at me because I was on so much morphine I supposedly was saying " I can't wait to get outta here!" Chanted in the corridor and the nurses thought I was English/austrailan because of my accent even though I'm Irish and I though I was on the set of grays anatomy hahahahah a it was great and the pain isn't bad because of the morphine the first time sitting up is quite sore but I lured back down straight away, you do feel weak for awhile but then your normal again , I remember moaning to my mam (I was still on moraine) " mom get me outta here I think I'm dieing I'll never walk again" hahahha morphine is funny ! You'll be fine!
And get your parents to film you on morphine it's so funny I wish mine did! And it will be over before you know it!and you get loads of sympathy from the family lots of ice cream lol:) good luck!!!
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