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    I had this happen 3 times in one year, to where I...

    I had this happen 3 times in one year, to where I could not move my neck at all. At first, an osteopath tried to blame it on carrying my toddler around. I carry her maybe 4-6 times a day for 30...
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    Great advice Pam! The dr I met with was so happy...

    Great advice Pam! The dr I met with was so happy to see me in a relaxed, non-surgical, non-medical setting to discuss the options and review my x-rays. I think it really helps everyone involved to...
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    First of all - Congratulations!!!!!! I am...

    First of all - Congratulations!!!!!!

    I am fused T3 to L4 and had a spinal both during regular delivery & my c-section when I had my DD 2 years ago. A spinal is different than an epidural. ...
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    I took yoga while I was 23-34 weeks pregnant. I...

    I took yoga while I was 23-34 weeks pregnant. I was 2.5-3 years post op at the time. My instructor modified some of the movements for me and with other movements, I just moved as far as I could and...
  5. Thread: pt

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    PT was the only thing that helped with major...

    PT was the only thing that helped with major stiffness in my hips and lower back. My surgeon kept saying that the stiffness would go away on it's own with daily activities, but finally, when I was 4...
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    One of the DO's I've seen adjusted my fusion area...

    One of the DO's I've seen adjusted my fusion area too, while I was pregnant. He basically adjusted the muscles and tissue surrounding the spine and the ribcage. I felt sooooo much better following...
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    I see a DO (Dr of Osteopathic Manipulation) for...

    I see a DO (Dr of Osteopathic Manipulation) for adjustments now and then. I brough my x-rays to my first appt and have my back and ribs cracked more times than I can count. I prefer to see DO's...
  8. Thread: pregnant! :)

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    My pelvis still has a slight tilt to it. I went...

    My pelvis still has a slight tilt to it. I went in weekly and then every other week for manipulations by an Osteopath to keep my pelvis as centered as possible as I was experiencing some SI joint...
  9. Thread: pregnant! :)

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    I have 2 rods - one on either side of my spine,...

    I have 2 rods - one on either side of my spine, plus 3 bracketts and 20 screws. I'm not sure at what level the spinals went in at though. I met with an anesthesiologist about a month prior to my...
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    I'm 4 years post-op and as of May 2007, I've...

    I'm 4 years post-op and as of May 2007, I've ridden all of the coasters and fast rides at DisneyWorld, including one coaster that goes 60mph on take off and has a couple of big loops (Rock 'n...
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    I haven't hit a course yet, but have hit some of...

    I haven't hit a course yet, but have hit some of the wiffle golf balls around the yard and it actually felt great! I think surgery may have improved my swing ;)
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    I don't know what type of metal I have, but I...

    I don't know what type of metal I have, but I have set every airport walk-through detector off except for Shannon, Ireland & Newark, NJ. I've been through quite a few large cities on the East and...
  13. Thread: pregnant! :)

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    Jamie - yes you can have a spinal for vaginal...

    Jamie - yes you can have a spinal for vaginal birth. I started out giving birth vaginally, but baby's head was stuck and she was not progressing so my OB and I (mostly me) decided on a c-section. ...
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    Jamie - have you talked to the anesthesiologist...

    Jamie - have you talked to the anesthesiologist about a spinal instead of an epidural? I had 2 spinals during my daughter's delivery and both worked really well. With the first spinal I was able to...
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    CONGRATULATIONS Anya!!!!! I had surgery on Feb...

    CONGRATULATIONS Anya!!!!! I had surgery on Feb 1st 2005 and had a beautiful baby girl on Feb 1st 2008.

    I would encourage you to work out (stationary bike, eliptical, yoga) as far into the...
  16. Hi Pam! I'm sure you don't know me, but I used...

    Hi Pam! I'm sure you don't know me, but I used to be on these boards all of the time before I had our baby in Feb of this year. I was reallly active (not into exercising, but played softball,...
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    What does it feel like?

    What does it feel like when a piece of hardware (specifically a brackett) becomes loose or dislodged? I've had a burning, aching sensation in my upper back, near the shoulder blade and into my lower...
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    I'm back - with great news!

    For those of you who have been around for more than 3 years, you'll remember me - for those of you who are new, "HI!"

    I wanted to let you all know that I had a happy, healthy baby girl on Feb 1st...
  19. Thread: Physical Therapy

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    At 4 months post-op, I requested PT for lower...

    At 4 months post-op, I requested PT for lower back stiffness that was not going away with everyday activities. I went 2-3 times per week for 6 weeks and felt great afterwards. Like another poster...
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    Sleep Number - love, love, love ours!!!!! Being...

    Sleep Number - love, love, love ours!!!!! Being able to change the firmness whenever you want is the best! Even my husband finds it great for days when he might overdo it playing sports or working...
  21. Thread: working out?

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    I went to PT and learned a lot of exercises that...

    I went to PT and learned a lot of exercises that can be done to keep both lower back and ab muscles strong. I'd advise going to PT and having a trained professional who is used to working with...
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    I'm not sure at what appt it was, but my ortho...

    I'm not sure at what appt it was, but my ortho recommended Eucerin and never mentioned anything about using it with or without my brace. The skin around my incision was so dry that it was actually...
  23. My scoliosis was discovered during a school...

    My scoliosis was discovered during a school sports physical when I was 12. Every year the dr. would look at it and say, "It's mild, nothing to worry about". When I was 18 and went for my college...
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    I had my surgery during the year of the flu shot...

    I had my surgery during the year of the flu shot shortage. I normally get one every year, but skipped it that Fall due to the shortage. Well, 2.5 wks before my surgery when I had my pre-op...
  25. Thread: How long???

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    I'm fused T3-L4 and have always been very...

    I'm fused T3-L4 and have always been very flexible, but the one thing I now have difficulty with is tying my shoes. I can do it if I put my foot up on something, like a chair, but I prefer not to do...
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