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Apr 3, 2018 · Scoliosis - Introduce yourself and meet others in Spine Health

They also have a scoliosis group.

Apr 3, 2018 · Scoliosis - Introduce yourself and meet others in Spine Health

Hi @sophee I am 52 & have Scoliosis my curve is only 20 but I have had lower back pain most of my life. I was told I would never have a child went to fertility dr for 2 years. But after giving up finally became pregnant at 29. So it can happen. This last year or so everything seems to be getting worse. Changed from an orthopedic surgeon to a neurosurgeon & within 5 minutes of meeting him he ask to actually look at my back and not just MRI’s & told me I have flatback syndrome. I can say I appreciated a fellow patient advising me to see a neurosurgeon if I needed back or neck surgery. Yes to the mental issues. I’m really not sure how chronic pain couldn’t cause depression. I hope some of this helps. Hang in there!!!

Mar 17, 2018 · Scoliosis - Introduce yourself and meet others in Spine Health

I have never had back surgery but still wound up with flat back syndrome. I’m sure it is from the scoliosis. From what I understand they will be taking a section of my spine out like a wedge to straighten up spine & the rods will help hold in place. I was thankful this doctor actually looked at my back. I have had 8 injections in 9 months & none have helped. Tired of being prodded with no result.

Mar 17, 2018 · Scoliosis - Introduce yourself and meet others in Spine Health

I went to a neurosurgeon yesterday. He is the first doctor I’ve seen in the past years that ask to look at my back and within 5 minutes of meeting him. However he is the only neurosurgeon the other doctors I’ve seen were orthopedic surgeons. The other doctors only wanted to look at my MRI’s. My new doctor who had already looked at my images & then my back told me I have flatback syndrome. I have never had back surgery it just happened naturally. Having CT’s of neck & lumbar next week. Already know I need surgery but if it’s scoliosis flatback surgery I will need to go to Atlanta for the surgery. If it’s a bone turned up he said he could do that here at the local piedmont hospital but if I need rods he said they can’t do that kind of surgery locally. Any advise? I’m 52 female.

Jan 31, 2018 · Scoliosis - Introduce yourself and meet others in Spine Health

I had my SI injection and so far it has not helped. As soon as the numbing medicine wore off that constant pain was back. But the pain in my left leg has gotten worse. I believe the doctor said my next step will be facet injections. Maybe they will work. I’m running out of options.

Jan 15, 2018 · Scoliosis - Introduce yourself and meet others in Spine Health

Thanks! I loved when my PT would have me on the table & twist me certain ways & pressed me down. It really stretched the muscles & usually felt really good. But it didn’t change anything. Next morning right back the same way so my doctor discontinued.

Jan 15, 2018 · Scoliosis - Introduce yourself and meet others in Spine Health

I actually have a truck but I drive my sons car when I can. Again, only to the doctor & the grocery store. It’s not worth the pain for me to go anywhere else. My son has a Ford Fusion. I agree on the Landrover like @muffincat I had a Rangerover Evoque & the seat was great. But dang those repair bills are high. Thus the Ford F-150 I have that I dont drive much anymore either :—(

Jan 13, 2018 · Scoliosis - Introduce yourself and meet others in Spine Health

Hello everyone saw my Ortho and he’s doing a SI injection on 1/29. I sure hope this one helps. Reading a lot about sacroiliac and it’s sounds so much where a lot of my pain lives. I can take you exactly to the spot that hurts on my hip. Anyone else have the injection & did it help?
Regardless with all the stories I’ve read I do not want back surgery unless I have no other choice. He did more X-rays on my neck. He’s trying to set up my neck surgery. My surgeon said surgery would be at Atlanta Medical Center. But that’s Wellstar and I’m not sure they would accept my insurance. So I guess I’ll wait & see what happens. I sure hope I don’t have to change doctors.