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  1. You can sometimes tell what part of the spine is...

    You can sometimes tell what part of the spine is causing pain by checking out the deramtomes:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermatome_(anatomy)#mediaviewer/File:Grant_1962_663.png
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    Unfortunately, it's far more common than you...

    Unfortunately, it's far more common than you think. As it turns out, it's not just lumbar lordosis that causes the symptoms of flatback. Getting the perfect amount of balance is far more difficult...
  3. Hi... I don't really know much about it. The...

    Hi...

    I don't really know much about it. The pelvic screw isn't meant to "hold" the SI joint. Removing the pelvic screw(s) is usually an option starting about 1 year postop.

    If you can find...
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    Yes, it's flatback.

    Yes, it's flatback.
  5. Thread: Rib humps

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    The ribs are attached to the thoracic spine and...

    The ribs are attached to the thoracic spine and as the spine rotates (a usual part of scoliosis), the ribs rotate as well. And, because there isn't adequate space for the ribs to rotate, they become...
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    As you age, you'll most likely find that you'll...

    As you age, you'll most likely find that you'll become more fatigued from the flatback.
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    Hi... SI joints can be fused, but my...

    Hi... SI joints can be fused, but my understanding is that the results are fairly poor. There are several tests to confirm that the pain is coming from the SIJ, and the implant manufacturers suggest...
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    I don't think the weight of the vertebrae changes...

    I don't think the weight of the vertebrae changes (at least not in a single day). Curves increase during the day because the discs lose fluid. They regain that fluid at night.
  9. Thanks, as always, Ed.

    Thanks, as always, Ed.
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    If the screws they're referring to are the pelvic...

    If the screws they're referring to are the pelvic screws, lucency is normal.
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    Your curves are pretty small, so hopefully,...

    Your curves are pretty small, so hopefully, they'll never cause problems. The best thing you can do for yourself is to stay fit, and keep your core strong.

    BTW, the radiographic report is pretty...
  12. All good deformity surgeons have changed what...

    All good deformity surgeons have changed what they do. Though there is still much to learn, they know considerably more now than they did 10 years ago.

    I'm guessing people are getting tired of...
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    By the way, if you read the copy on the link you...

    By the way, if you read the copy on the link you mentioned above, you'll see how the models are meant to be used to manipulate and scare patients.
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    Hi SkyFish... There is no evidence to show...

    Hi SkyFish...

    There is no evidence to show that chiropractic treatment will have any affect on degeneration, the condition of the spine shown in the models to which you posted the link. ...
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    Hi Skyfish... I fell for the chiropractic BS...

    Hi Skyfish...

    I fell for the chiropractic BS in my 30's. I had always been told I had a little bit of scoliosis, but didn't have a clue what that really meant. I started having neck pain in my...
  16. Is it possible that your work with the personal...

    Is it possible that your work with the personal trainer is actually causing the additional pain?
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    Hi Tamena... Dr. Hu and I developed a document...

    Hi Tamena...

    Dr. Hu and I developed a document about recovering from scoli surgery. It was done many years ago, and I think it's all probably too conservative now. If you'd (or anyone else)...
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    I've seen some huge rib humps, but have never...

    I've seen some huge rib humps, but have never seen a corresponding bruise, or hear any surgeon mention one. Also, it seems to me that if you were traumatizing the tissue enough to cause a constant...
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    Hi Paul... Curve magnitude in adults usually...

    Hi Paul...

    Curve magnitude in adults usually has no bearing on a surgeon's decision about whether surgery is a good option. I work for spine surgeons and can tell you that we see people with very...
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    When was that photo taken? If that's recent, and...

    When was that photo taken? If that's recent, and your surgery was over a year ago, that's a problem.

    --Linda
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    Forum Spam Takeover

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    In case you haven't figured it out, the NSF forums were overtaken today by a spammer. I think someone hacked one of our user's accounts. Hopefully, the NSF will fix the problem soon. In...
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    Hi Diane... I don't recall ever seeing a...

    Hi Diane...

    I don't recall ever seeing a discoloration or bruise on someone who hadn't been injured. Where is it?

    --Linda
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    Maybe, but I think it's more likely that you were...

    Maybe, but I think it's more likely that you were getting an amnesiac, and just don't remember the pain. :-)
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    Have you had bending films yet? Without them,...

    Have you had bending films yet? Without them, there's no way to be sure that either curve is compensatory.

    --Linda
  25. Hi... I would definitely wait until after...

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    I would definitely wait until after surgery to buy most medical devices. I don't know about all insurance companies, but most pay for at least some tools. At UCSF, every patient receives a...
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