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eljamo17
06-24-2008, 12:05 AM
I have a 50 degree lumbar curve with a pelvic tilt, the curve is because two of my vertebrae are deformed, and the curve is between vertebra L1 and L4.
My doctor told me bracing will not help, why!? I am scared my doc might be wrong.

Carmell
06-24-2008, 03:37 PM
A brace will not help you because your spine is not formed correctly in that spot. An external brace can not make your spine straight. It can't correct what nature didn't form right in the first place. Your bone structure makes your spine curve. It is not a typical idiopathic curve like the majority of teens on this list.

What you need to be discussing with your ortho is what the future holds for your spine. Has your curve remained stable for a long time? Is your body skeletally mature? How much growth do you have remaining? Is there a way to stabilize the pelvis? If surgery is recommended, when? what age? what kind of surgery? how much surgery? etc.

Good luck. Ask lots of questions. You'll do fine.

eljamo17
06-28-2008, 02:34 PM
okydoky thanks, those are the exact questions I am asking, and your explanation is what i thought.
Thanks