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06-24-2006, 02:26 AM

Just wondering if anyone has just had the upper curve fused only. And to tell me about there recovery???

Also what would be an easier recovery upper or lower?

Thanks :)

06-25-2006, 01:26 AM
Also what would be an easier recovery upper or lower?

Not sure how anyone could possibly know the answer to that. :-)


06-25-2006, 12:44 PM
Do you have both curves? What did your surgeon(s) recommend? I think that there are cases where the lesser curve is called a compensatory curve and they just straighten the major curve with the intention that it will also straighten the other curve. But usually they do both.

I have a 65 degree thoracic curve which is stable and not causing me great problems and a 75 degree lumbar curve which is progressing and causing me great disability. My posterior surgery will be to straighten both at the same time.


06-25-2006, 06:49 PM
Yes i have two curves. I have a 50 degree thoracic and 40 - 50 lumbar curve. But i was born with it i have congenital scoliosis so they can't straighten my spine they can only fuse the top to stop movement.

I was told they wouldn't progress anymore and i was told when i was 15 1/2 yrs old that my body and bone were all fully grown. I very rarely get back pain hardly ever. I'm not 21 years old and going for a check up in july to see if theres any changes.

I really do not want surgery and i have a friend who does myotherapy which really helps to losen me up she told me not too worry as she has seen worse.