View Full Version : Before/After pics

05-18-2006, 10:02 AM
Does anyone have any before/after pics of their back/xrays froms urgery?


05-19-2006, 01:00 AM
Hi Mobee,

I took pictures of my back before my surgery and after. I think it's a great thing to do.

I think that the Doctor's performing the surgery should consider doing it so they can show future patients what they can expect.


05-19-2006, 02:36 PM
I kind of do on my website (Before and after xrays, and a shot of rib hump before, and straight on of back, then one post op with my scar.) I am going to update it again soon...

05-20-2006, 09:13 PM
Thanks! My rib hump is actually LARGER than yours and my curve is only 35 degrees! What the heck?!

05-20-2006, 10:46 PM

It is the rotation of the spine, more so than the actual curve, the makes the rib hump.


I took a look at your before and after photos, may I say your spine looks wonderful! Great correction! I would like to share my sons before and after x-rays if I can ever figure out how to scan the darn things.


05-21-2006, 07:25 AM

Don't feel bad! I know how to scan Jamie's pictures and have shared them with many people through e-mail, but I can't for the life of me get them small enough to post on the forum!

Mary Lou

05-21-2006, 09:21 AM
Hey Mary Lou,

Yeah, I think I might actually find some time to sit down with manual in hand and try to figure this thing out.

How are you and Jamie doing??


05-21-2006, 10:07 AM
To post images, use an image host like imageshack.us. They will shrink the size of it for you. Then, you copy the http://(url) of the image they give you and you paste that here.

05-21-2006, 01:08 PM
Thanks Katblack.


Jamie and I are doing well. Her back is doing great and she's actually been able to do some things like riding our 4-wheeler and riding a few rollercoasters which of course she wasn't allowed to do for one year.

It feels so good to be where we are. Jamie started a job this week and has joined the swim team, so as you can see, things are back to normal as far as her back goes.

Thanks for asking.

Mary Lou

05-21-2006, 01:58 PM
I finally did it! Here's Jamie's before pictures. Sorry about the size of some of them. I don't know why some of them got so big.

Mary Lou


05-21-2006, 02:25 PM
Good job MaryLou!

For some reason, when we first installed the printer, the scanner wouldn't install. Last week, we tried to reinstall the scanner, which finally came up on computer but we lost printing function. Got new hardware, which reinstalled the printer but again did not install the scanning option. :confused: :confused: :confused: So I'm back to square one, guess I lost my little window of opportunity-should have tried this last week. One day I will figure this out......

05-21-2006, 03:03 PM
Here's Jamie's after pictures.

Mary Lou

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g184/Spinesupport/th_c9b1099c.jpg (http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g184/Spinesupport/c9b1099c.jpg)
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g184/Spinesupport/th_42ffbe12.jpg (http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g184/Spinesupport/42ffbe12.jpg)

05-22-2006, 05:17 PM
THanks for the compliment! I actually didn't even really know I had a rib hump until I saw that pic, which was taken a few weeks before surgery. I always asked if my scolioisis was noticible to others, and they always said no. Maybe thinking they were just being polite, because if I would have seen that on somebody, I would have told them about it (if they asked)...

05-22-2006, 10:48 PM
Meg, I'm with you I NEVER thought my hump was big until the P.T. had me on all fours in front of a mirror. (Pre-surgery) YIKES where did that come from??!! Also, your before and after pictures look like you gained 4"! How much did you gain? I am just learning to send e-photos thanks for the info Katblack! I will try that site. Suzy

05-24-2006, 01:40 PM
my rib hump is really bad & now sticks way out. From the front I look good, you wouldnt know but my back is really messed up.... Suzy, no comparison to yours...I'm way worse probably due to the kyphosis(85%). I'm so hoping after going thru major surgery that the hump goes down...Ly

05-25-2006, 07:49 AM
I have lots of before and after pictures here:


I had a big rib hump and sideshift and they are much improved as you can see in the pictures.

Hope they're a help!

05-25-2006, 09:03 AM
Pip - those are some sweet pictures, your correction looks awesome! I bet it feels great to be straight!

05-26-2006, 06:08 AM

I don't know if you looked at my daughter's pictures or not, but she too has Kyphosis. She ended up with an amazing correction for both her Scoliosis and Kyphosis. Scoliosis before surgery was 46* and after 13* and her Kyphosis before was 72* and corrected to 14*.

Mary Lou

05-26-2006, 08:27 AM
My son has pictures posted on the Spinekids forum. The page number is www.spinekids.com/shane.shtml scroll down to the bottom of his story, and you'll find them there. Hope this helps.
LeaEvelyn :D

05-26-2006, 09:17 AM
Hi Mary Lou,
I just looked at your daughter's pictures.. that seems to be how I looked at her age because I had in the 40's curves then...she looks great now & I hope my kyphosis can be corrected too(85). I go next thurs. for my tests. I'll have to have my husband take a 'back' shot to post soon. Of course mine is way worse than your daughter's since I'm 46 & lost 4 inches. My 'hump' starts pretty low, I guess due to my bad lumbar curve...Ly

05-26-2006, 12:41 PM
Great pictures, you guys -- I just love before and afters. Pips, yours are just amazing.
Lynn, you should post some!

05-28-2006, 07:40 AM
I have a couple:


05-28-2006, 07:25 PM

Good luck on Thursday. Keep us posted.

Mary Lou