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dare2care2005
11-10-2004, 11:44 PM
On average, how much does your spine curve each month?

Danite
11-11-2004, 01:35 PM
Just like to add that I believe that older a person gets and depending on the type of surgery they had, determines the speed or increase of the curvature.
Since I have no rod or metal supports of anykind and the age of the surgery, I would expect my scoliosis would increase with age and use. It has increased lately for sure and will not decrease without some form of major surgery which at this time is not being considered unless someone can really talk me into it.

dare2care2005
11-11-2004, 08:46 PM
thanks for the reply. i was just kinda curious because i have 2 curves, both of which are a little over 30 degrees, and i never got treatment yet. and i think mine is getting worse. but i was just wanting to know how this is with other people in my situation

Danite
11-12-2004, 02:07 PM
Just in case you have not read any of my other posts, my surgery was completed in 1954, at that time my age was four years old. I had a complete fusion with no rods or metal parts of any kind. It was considered experimental at that time.
So if my fusion or scoliosis started to give me problems at 50 years old, I had over 46 good years. If your curvatures are around 30 degrees at this time, and at one degrees a year you would reach considered operation level in twenty years or so, most surgeons or specialist consider fifty degrees as operated level for surgery. But remember as with any disability or surgery it is very individualized, no two disabilities are 100% the same, neither is the pain or discomfort. We can understand what our brothers and sisters are going thru because we have been there.
God Bless...

dare2care2005
11-13-2004, 01:09 AM
thanks again Danite. my curvature is getting worse by the month and i was told that if my curves are at 40 degrees or more, i will need surgery. i also have epilepsy and i don't know if that'll make this situation ay worse or not

Jill K
11-16-2004, 10:35 PM
I had the surgery already so the curve doesn't change, but before the surgery in 6 months it went from 20's to the late 40's! hope this helps!

celestin1170
11-18-2004, 09:07 AM
My daughter is 12 and was diagnosed with scoleosis in 2001. I'm not quite sure where her curve started out (20's maybe) but within the past 3 years it has progressed to 53 degrees and she now is having surgery in January. Her curve went from 40 degrees a couple months ago to what it is now(53).
But everybody is different. The more you grow, the worse it gets.

Kim