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Oct 31, 2016 · Searching for Adults living with scoliosis, thoracic stenosis in Spine Health

In response to the question about my “twisted ribcage”….well, it is for real! The rods were not put in to stabilize anything other than the fused spine during the fusion and healing process only. Back in 1973 they did not even consider what to do with the rib problem. I believe in the years since then, they are “fixing” that twist as well during surgery. BTW, my before surgery curves were quite severe.

Oct 30, 2016 · Searching for Adults living with scoliosis, thoracic stenosis in Spine Health

Have any of you had the surgery with the Harrington rods? I did in 1973, age 16. My spine is almost totally fused. Having no pain, just discomfort, especially with digestion and poor posture due to the fusion. (I still have some muscle imbalance and “twisted” ribcage), not repaired with surgery.

Jun 4, 2014 · Scoliosis surgery: Harrington rod placement and spinal fusion in Spine Health

I had surgery for scoliosis in 1973, which included Harrington rod placement and spinal fusion of most of my spine. I still have curvature and muscle imbalance, along with a “twisted” rib age.

Consequently, I have severe digestive issues and muscle hardness on the lumbar region where the spine is curved. I am looking for some sort of therapy to soften, so to speak the “hard” region, and to improve my posture. I have somewhat of the “flat back” syndrome going on.

Looking for others who had this surgery in the 70’s for support and conversation!