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  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 PM
    It's unlikely that PT actually changed your scoliosis curve(s). What most likely happened is that your pain was causing you to carry the soft tissue...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    Today, 10:39 AM
    That is generally true for the most part but there have been a few studies of what happens if the rods are removed. There is some loss of...
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  • Concerneddad's Avatar
    Today, 10:34 AM
    I'm just curious, but my understanding is that once the spine is actually fused (not the operation; when the bone actually forms where the discs used...
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  • Scared's Avatar
    Today, 10:24 AM
    I originally saw Dr Gupta 12/17. Now I have my return appt 1/15 ( out of state). If he agrees to approve me for surgery I think heíl want me to...
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  • Scared's Avatar
    Today, 10:17 AM
    Ed , I really believe that youíre years of skiing & diving made you stronger than the average person. Takes very strong legs to Ski especially at the...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    Two reasons in my opinion... 1. PT outfits like Schroth are already raking in so much dough that they don't need evidence. They just rely on a...
    9 replies | 189 view(s)
  • Tina_R's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:33 PM
    "Because some curves stop on their own even at a high degree of curvature, it is going to very hard to show PT stops progression. That doesn't mean...
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:05 PM
    I have been prescribed PT over the years. It was probably to relieve pain but with one therapist the exercises appeared to do more than that. My...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 10:48 PM
    Pooka1 replied to a thread 11 years out in Surgical (First-time)
    Check all the messages that you want to save. At the bottom of the messages, click "selected messages" and you will have a choice of saving the...
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  • Scared's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 10:22 PM
    Scared replied to a thread 11 years out in Surgical (First-time)
    Linda I received email from the forum informing me my Inbox was full & stated I had option to ďarchiveĒ messages. I tried calling last week to obtain...
    26 replies | 1897 view(s)
  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 06:48 PM
    As far as I know, there's no way to archive messages. When my mailbox is full, I delete both my Sent and Received messages.
    26 replies | 1897 view(s)
  • Scared's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 03:39 PM
    Scared replied to a thread 11 years out in Surgical (First-time)
    Tina I tried to send a PM but apparently my inbox is too full-donít know how to ďarchive ď ? But thanks for sending pic of Jewett brace -now know...
    26 replies | 1897 view(s)
  • Scared's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 03:09 PM
    I was told by Dr Gupta to do PT to strengthen core etc. Canít really comment about curvature but over the years was told to do PT. This year it...
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  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 02:58 PM
    I'm a strong believer in PT for pain control, especially in terms of core strengthening to reduce or eliminate low back pain. --Linda
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 01:27 PM
    Physical therapy seems to work in some cases for pain but has never been rigorously shown to stop progression permanently. Because some curves stop...
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 11:17 AM
    I have received physical therapy over the years for my scoliosis. One surgeon I consulted says physical therapy is ineffective. Does anybody have...
    9 replies | 189 view(s)
  • Tina_R's Avatar
    12-07-2019, 05:11 PM
    Tina_R replied to a thread Full Fusion and Cars in Other
    Yes, I don't love treadmills at all. I much prefer to see the world go by and the view change when I walk. And breathe fresh air. But you can't...
    25 replies | 4390 view(s)
  • Tina_R's Avatar
    12-07-2019, 05:07 PM
    Tina_R replied to a thread 11 years out in Surgical (First-time)
    I mentioned that my brace slides down. It happens especially when I walk. Maybe it's something about my body type. My upper body is kind of bony, not...
    26 replies | 1897 view(s)
  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    12-07-2019, 03:37 PM
    More and more surgeons have stopped prescribing postop braces. At one time, I think just about everyone with a long fusion wore postop braces. I...
    26 replies | 1897 view(s)
  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    12-07-2019, 03:28 PM
    LindaRacine replied to a thread Full Fusion and Cars in Other
    I've always wondered why some surgeons recommend against the treadmill. To me, it seems a lot safer, as long as there are arms on which to hold. ...
    25 replies | 4390 view(s)
  • jackieg412's Avatar
    12-07-2019, 02:40 PM
    Thank you for the laugh. It's all we can do sometimes. Sometimes I think I'm a little to crabby with people I really had a hard time convincing...
    41 replies | 8299 view(s)
  • Tina_R's Avatar
    12-07-2019, 01:01 PM
    Tina_R replied to a thread Full Fusion and Cars in Other
    My visiting physical therapist recommended the treadmill. It's possible my surgeon would have been less enthusiastic about it, but this therapist was...
    25 replies | 4390 view(s)
  • KathyInIowa's Avatar
    12-07-2019, 08:40 AM
    My brace was only as a reminder, too. For the first 6-weeks, I had it on anytime I was upright. I wore mine on the outside of my t-shirts. My...
    26 replies | 1897 view(s)
  • titaniumed's Avatar
    12-07-2019, 08:24 AM
    I knew you were going to say that at some point. Staph is resolvable.... You have been outstanding at staying positive after all that you have been...
    41 replies | 8299 view(s)
  • titaniumed's Avatar
    12-07-2019, 07:37 AM
    Nancy, you mean David Wolpert. I had a split clamshell brace that was made "before" my surgeries that didnt fit too well after my surgeries, so I...
    26 replies | 1897 view(s)
  • jackieg412's Avatar
    12-06-2019, 09:38 PM
    I had to wear a brace for the first spine surgery. The doctor said it was only to remind me not to bend or twist. It was easy to put on . I would say...
    26 replies | 1897 view(s)
  • jackieg412's Avatar
    12-06-2019, 09:33 PM
    The wound is beginning to heal. There wasn't any infection just a light positive for the common staff . No antibiotics. It is still being treated 3...
    41 replies | 8299 view(s)
  • Scared's Avatar
    12-06-2019, 03:45 PM
    Scared replied to a thread 11 years out in Surgical (First-time)
    In the book on Scoliosis by a patient, I believe he talked about sometimes a doc will require you to wear a brace. To be fused probably at least...
    26 replies | 1897 view(s)
  • Tina_R's Avatar
    12-06-2019, 02:45 PM
    Tina_R replied to a thread 11 years out in Surgical (First-time)
    My surgeon has seen it on me and had no objections. I will say that I don't like the way it fits, it tends to slide down despite being a small size...
    26 replies | 1897 view(s)
  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    12-06-2019, 02:10 PM
    I'm guessing that your brace is not fitted properly.
    26 replies | 1897 view(s)
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