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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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.
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  • Scared's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • Scared's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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. ...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 | 1743 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 | 1743 view(s)
  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    12-06-2019, 02:10 PM
    I'm guessing that your brace is not fitted properly.
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    12-06-2019, 12:46 PM
    Tina_R replied to a thread 11 years out in Surgical (First-time)
    Under clothing, my brace makes me look hunchbacked so I don't know if that would be an improvement.
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    12-06-2019, 12:07 PM
    titaniumed replied to a thread Full Fusion and Cars in Other
    Still surviving down here.....dont have the excruciating pain, but still pretty strong. Trying to lay a low as possible. No more pickup truck...
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  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    12-06-2019, 07:53 AM
    I didn't wear a brace after my last surgeries. After my first surgeries, I wore the brace underneath baggy tops because I didn't want people staring.
    26 replies | 1743 view(s)
  • Tina_R's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 10:22 PM
    Tina_R replied to a thread 11 years out in Surgical (First-time)
    I seem to need the cane but I hope I can toss it away someday. I'm starting to doubt that will ever happen. I have heard of cases where people become...
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  • KathyInIowa's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 10:04 AM
    I feel like if you need the cane for balance and self confidence then you should still use it. But I guess that is for your surgeon and you to...
    26 replies | 1743 view(s)
  • Scared's Avatar
    12-04-2019, 10:07 PM
    Scared replied to a thread 11 years out in Surgical (First-time)
    Kathy , you look amazing! I had to start using a cane April of this year due to severe sagittal imbalance (about 3 inches off on R leg) plus severe...
    26 replies | 1743 view(s)
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