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Scoliosis & Chronic Pain

Jan 04, 2015 2:39 AM

I was diagnosed with scoliosis roughly 6-7 years ago, my curve was to severe and I needed the surgery for the health reasons. About 2 and a half years ago I got the surgery done (posterior & anterior) a couple of things went wrong but I was eventually back on track but I have been in constant pain ever since..the worst part is I was barely in pain before the surgery!
Has anyone else had a similar experience :( I'd love to talk to someone who knows when or if the pain will stop..it's horrible and I want to live my teenage years with happiness..

Jan 04, 2015 8:26 AM

Wish I had more to offer I have scoliosis 48 degree curve all of my T-spine fused with 19 inches of Stainless steel since 1981. Have had arthritis since. I think I am having autoimmune issues because of the metal. (Think metalosis)Too late for me to have rod removed. I sympathize with you. I am exceptional at weather prediction. Needless to say this was what I feel was the start of a cascade of medical issues for me. I can tell you that pilates and good core strength helps me a lot. The new surgeries are different and they do not use stainless anymore or body casts! Unfortunately I passed that crappy gene to my daughter and she also needed surgery, but has less issues than I do.

Jan 04, 2015 8:47 AM

Forgot swimming helps find a heated pool and use it often. Back surgery is always hard and recovery can be long.

Jan 04, 2015 6:34 PM

I've had titanium rods and screws put in me within the surgery and about five ribs taken out to help fuse the spine.
I also do Pilates one day a week & my surgeon also advised swimming.
Thank you so much for posting.
It sucks it's such a long recovery, so you still get pain? is your pain every day?

Jan 07, 2015 8:50 AM

Aerobics in a heated pool has Ben my main exercise for 3 years- 4$ a time- winter 3 times a week- I'll just float around on a noodle or imagination peddle a bike, just keeping the body moving - doesn't cure my pain but my goal is to keep moving -

Jan 08, 2015 9:29 AM

I've tried heated pools too, :( my pain doesn't decrease but the weird thing is after all that type of stuff my body feels it after the exercise,not during so therefore I sometimes over do it rather than relaxing.

Jan 08, 2015 10:16 AM

Swimming has always helped me. I do it whenever I can.

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