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    So you are now fused from Cervical to sacrum? Do...

    So you are now fused from Cervical to sacrum? Do you have motion in your neck?
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    I canít imagine being able to do a plank. It...

    I canít imagine being able to do a plank. It hurts to just lean over to pet my dog. It hurts under my left shoulder blade the most. My hunch side is my right.
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    Cervical thoracic question

    Has anyone been fused thoracic to sacrum! Then developed cervical thoracic problems? So much pain all of a sudden.

    Thank you to anyone who can give me info.
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    I was never told about bad placement. When they...

    I was never told about bad placement. When they took my illiacs out, I was told the screw was shakey in me. It had causes metalosis.
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    I had a deep wound infection caused by hardware....

    I had a deep wound infection caused by hardware. It basically disintegrated in my spine. I had all hardware removed when it was discovered.

    Symptoms:

    Tired
    Felt like I had the flu
    Weight...
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    I have had a lumbar screw tightened. Itís loose...

    I have had a lumbar screw tightened. Itís loose again. Doctor wants to fix it but told me itís not an emergency and we can wait u til I just have to have it done.
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    Hardware removal

    I haven't been on here in ages! I wanted to post, since a few people have recently contacted me.

    I had Harrington rods as a child. I had them replaced when I was 30 with Moss Miami...
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    Thanks for the reply Ed. I canít imagine getting...

    Thanks for the reply Ed. I canít imagine getting my ear to my shoulder. My scoliosis is pretty bad in the neck. Both arms are numb at night. Iím going for nerve testing in Sept.
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    Cervical scoliosis

    I havenít been on this forum in years. I have had multiple surgeries. A few years ago I was also diagnosed with a new uncorrected cervical scoliosis. Apparently this is rare from what Iíve read...
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    How terrific

    This is so awesome. I spent a year in a cast at the age of 14. Then went through 4 more revisions. The young people are so lucky to not go through what Iíve been through.
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    Thanks Jackie, I'm going for X-rays this week. I...

    Thanks Jackie, I'm going for X-rays this week. I am already fused from t3- to s1. Everything above t3 is painful and then everything below meaning my knees and feet.
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    Neck please help

    Has anyone had a third curve? I have had a lumbar, thoracic and now cervical curve. It's so painful and I'm going for an X-ray to see how much it progressed. Has anyone had surgery for the neck...
  13. Babyboomer, my feet feel like someone hammered...

    Babyboomer, my feet feel like someone hammered them all night while I was sleeping. The minute they touch the floor is miserable. All the podiatrists claim it is spinal surgery related. It wasn't...
  14. Things to look forward to with multiple revisions

    I have had several spinal reconstructions . Now that I'm 56 I want to warn others of things that are associated with multiple surgeries..

    1. I had a thoracoplasty. Not a,common procedure but it...
  15. My hardware was removed because of infection. I...

    My hardware was removed because of infection. I was fused in 1976, then a revision in 1994 with a deep wound infection. The rods remained out until 2013 with out even the slightest change to my...
  16. Leah, I was on the forum about 3 years ago daily...

    Leah, I was on the forum about 3 years ago daily complaining about the same issue. Mine was/is so severe it causes pain down a leg. It started as a pinch when I moved. After one year of having...
  17. I actually had all hardware removed twice. I had...

    I actually had all hardware removed twice. I had partial hardware put back in. It's been 20 years, no increase in curve. Just pain from a rare surgery called. A thoracoplasty which reduced my rib...
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    I see lots of views but no response to post. ...

    I see lots of views but no response to post. Just really want to let others know how painful this procedure can be if thinking about it. you will also get severe shortness of breath.
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    I see lots of Views on this post but no response....

    I see lots of Views on this post but no response. I know this surgery was rare. I actually had no clue it was being done back in 1994. No details given. I did have a few lung problems but recently...
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    Hardware removal and thoracoplasty

    I had all my thoracic hardware removed 20 years ago due to infection. 3 years prior to that I had a right sided thoracoplasty
    Now I am fused to the sacrum. Terrible pain n the thoracoplasty....
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    I was sick and tired from about 3 to 4 months...

    I was sick and tired from about 3 to 4 months after they put my rods in that time. The bump didn't show up on my scar until 2 years post op. Have you had someone press on your entire scar for a soft...
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    I don't know if they did run those back when I...

    I don't know if they did run those back when I had the infection. They only ran the culture for 5 days when I was feeling bad in October and infection was suspected again. What is ANA?
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    It just says blood culture, routine 5 day growth....

    It just says blood culture, routine 5 day growth. Yes, I was always exhausted. Could not get out of bed in the morning and wanted to lay on the floor next to my desk at work.
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    Btw. When I had my infection it took 2 years from...

    Btw. When I had my infection it took 2 years from the surgery date to show up. The doctor said that was very normal for infection.
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    They recently ran a special blood test on me to...

    They recently ran a special blood test on me to see if my new hardware was giving me the same reaction. I also felt lousy and was running a low grade fever. It was a 7 day blood test. They watched it...
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