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    I saw the surgeon

    Well, I saw the ortho surgeon today, who said my pain isn't bad enough, my curve is balanced and my life isn't impaired enough for surgery. His recommendations were to take OTC meds for pain,...
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    "standard of care"

    Hi all,

    A question about the medical "standard of care" for scoliosis.. my understanding is that if a person with scoliosis sees an orthopedic doctor, and certain conditions exist, the "standard...
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    I don't understand why your back goes numb after...

    I don't understand why your back goes numb after the surgery. Aren't the nerves in your skin still alive?
    Marian
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    Thanks Linda and Sue. It has actually gotten...

    Thanks Linda and Sue. It has actually gotten better since I rested from all activity for 5 days..I've returned to yoga without any problems so far.
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    Help for sciatica issues

    Hi all,

    I'm having severe sciatica in my left hip and leg. I do a lot of yoga, but it doesn't seem to be helping. Any suggestions?

    Marian
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    minimally helpful

    Hi,

    I tried two different chiropractors- one only focused on a two-inch square section of my back and the other had me tracing my xrays on tracing paper so I could "visualize my spine...
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    thoracoplasty- need one?

    Hi all,

    How do you know if need a thoracoplasty? How do Dr.s determine that? Do you have to have a visible 'rib hump' as I've heard them called? Mine is only visible when I bend over...

    Marian
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    Thanks all, for your feedback. I was called...

    Thanks all, for your feedback.

    I was called back by my Kaiser Ortho Doc to come in for another exam (she said she forgot to do a thorough exam last time??) and she said that my curves had...
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    new to forum-considering surgery

    What a great forum! So glad to find all of you.

    My story: I was school-screened in the 9th grade (1990) and diagnosed with mild scoli. Ortho said that my growth plates were closing and wouldn't...
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