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    gav
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    does anyone know about this surgery or had it

    #1826909

    lifeguard
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    Procedures are different in every country?
    What is your location!

    #1826966

    gav
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    manchester

    #1827002

    southerner
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    I am a physician. My daughter had it done at children’s hospital of Philadelphia after failure of Boston back brace to prevent worsening of curvature. It is last resort as patient then always at risk of infection of mechanical hardware, which would require its removal (new hardware is not installed after removal). If pt is a child, dr David Spiegel at chop is world-renowned. Much הצלחה

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    sariray
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    My mom had surgery many years ago, and then in the last two decades, three of my siblings. Each went to a top specialist. Each required a second surgery- two because of pain issues and one because the surgery failed and needed to be repeated. In the past year or two, two of my nephews were also diagnosed with scoliosis. One sister tried the natural route with chiropracters etc and was successful at reversing the curve. The second had her son in yeshiva in israel and used a practitioner who practiced the feldenkrais method. Amazingly enough he came home last ben hazmanim and went for new xrays and his spine is now straight. This is after the manhattan doctor told her that ONLY surgery could fix it. Another friend told me her dr recommended strength training (she used a private trainer) and just that alone was enough to align her sons spine. So do your homework and really try natural methods before cutting open the spine and messing around with it.

    #1827009

    sariray
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    My brother still has back pain until today, over a decade later. If anything natural can be tried at all, try it. One practitioner told my sister- what pulls the spine into a curve? MUSCLES. If they are retrained to not pull in the wrong places, the spine can straighten without using plates and bolts and fusing vertebrae. Which can be incredibly expensive, painful, and may cause years of pain.

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    iacisrmma
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    GAv: Manchester as in New Hampshire USA or Manchester as in the United Kingdom?

    #1827195

    poshiteryid
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    Hi.
    My sister had it done about 8 years ago.
    It was a long surgery for about 8 hours. BH her recovery was great and all was successful.
    She was out of hospital after 7 days bh!! had to stay in bed most of the day for a good few weeks after and be careful how she moved but now all back to normal.
    If you are still a growing person in height after surgery you will stop growing because they usually remove a disc from the spine which helps height growth i believe.
    BH she has had no trouble since. Lives a normal life. Most airports she doesnt even beep in the scanner even with the two rods and brackets down her spine.
    She became taller straight after surgery from having a straight spine and now always sits bolt upright.
    Good luck with it all

    #1827291

    Health
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    If chiropractors aren’t successful, there are places that do minor surgery on the back. Much better outcomes, than major surgery.

    #1827366

    ZSK
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    My aunt had a bunch of surgeries to correct scoliosis. Long recovery time from what I know.

    #1827683

    huju
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    I have said this before and I will say it again: Why would anyone want advice from non-medical yentas on this or any other website?

    And to southerner: Why would you refer to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia by its local nickname: “chop”? No one outside Philadelphia would understand the reference, and it’s a gruesome name for a hospital. Maybe it would be a good name for a veterinary hospital.

    #1827855

    gav
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    Mr huju i dont want medical advice i want to know advice from people who had this surgery so dont put anyone down thank you

    #1828505

    huju
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    To gav: Sorry I misunderstood your inquiry. I have not had the surgery, but I suggest you leave your valuables, like wallet, watch, house keys, at home before you check into the hospital.

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