View Full Version : The role of tight hamstrings in recovering from Kyphosis surgery

12-22-2009, 11:15 AM
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Ballet Mom
12-22-2009, 02:10 PM
I think this is quite interesting because Dr. Kiester of UC Irvine, who we've talked about in this forum believes that scoliosis is due to a tight tendon or ligament on one side of the spine. I believe he stated that the evidence was overwhelming.

I think he may be on to something because it may explain why braces are more effective when they get a good correction or overcorrect. They may simply be helping to stretch out the tight tendon/ligament.

Should be interesting to see the research unfold.

12-22-2009, 08:22 PM
Question: exactly what do they mean when they say sagital imbalance and spine malalignment--was that the term? Does this have anything to do with leaning to one side after fusion? I've always had tight ham strings and really do now. Janet

12-30-2009, 09:29 PM
My son has tight hamstrings, as a matter of fact he is extremely inflexible overall. He also has sagittal imbalance. We were told that the "plum line" from his neck down to the bottom of his spine was off kilter by about 2 cm. Unless he really thinks about having good/straight posture, he tends to lean to the right a bit while bending his left knee. He also tends to move his right arm/side more on our walks and I have to remind him to move his left arm and lean more to the left. It really is upsetting after all he's been through.