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08-30-2005, 09:54 AM
hi just wondering, can you only have surgery if you need it, in otherwords if you're curve is over a certain number of degrees?

08-30-2005, 11:18 AM

If you look long enough and hard enough, you'll find someone who will do surgery. I'm fairly certain that that's not a surgeon I'd want to perform such a big surgery.


08-30-2005, 02:30 PM
Surgery should only be done if the scoliosis is painful and/or over 50 degrees. No need to get surgery done for nothing or cosmetic reasons. It's a hard procedure with lifelong consequences.

08-30-2005, 02:43 PM
Mine was done because the curves had progressed over the past 10 years. I had no real pain associated with my scoliosis, but the progression was worrysome to everyone involved.