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DoTheDew12
02-18-2005, 05:57 PM
After trying many different ways to correct my scoliosis, I had to get surgery on my back when I was 14. Everything has went pretty well. Resently though, I have had more back pain and I had my back x-rayed and my scoliosis has bent the rod. I don't know what that really means. I have no idea what is going to happen next. If anyone else has experienced this before I'd appreciate it if you would write and let me know what happened.

LindaRacine
02-18-2005, 10:43 PM
DoTheDew...

Assuming that you had surgery in the last 15 years or so, you do know that your rods were bent before they were were attached to your spine???

Did the surgeon tell you that your curve bent the rod? As far as I know, that's impossible.

--Linda

DoTheDew12
02-19-2005, 04:43 PM
I know it sounds crazy. I have seen my x-ray right after my surgery and the rod was definitely straight. Now 4 years later, x-rays show that the titanium rod in my back is bent.

LindaRacine
02-19-2005, 04:50 PM
DoTheDew...

I'm guessing that it's actually broken. Have you been seen by a scoliosis specialist since having the x-ray?

--Linda

DoTheDew12
02-21-2005, 04:40 PM
I saw a specialists. They said that it is normal for the bend. As long as it doesn't get too bent. They said I should nbe fine. I saw a chiropractor and he adjusted me and I feel much better. Thank you!