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  1. Thread: Broken neck

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    Wow Jackie...your not kidding. You had...

    Wow Jackie...your not kidding.

    You had hardware installed and recovered on Tylenol.... (I just have to repeat this a few times) That pain must have been unbelievable! Sleeping must have been...
  2. Thread: Broken neck

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    Jackie, Its been a little.... are you doing ok?...

    Jackie, Its been a little.... are you doing ok? How is the neck doing after 10 months?

    Also, how is the arachnoiditis management coming?.....Have there been any new developments as far as pain...
  3. How is the pain? When I had my devastating ski...

    How is the pain?

    When I had my devastating ski crash 2 weeks before my surgeries and broke up my arm and shoulder, I didn't bother going to the hospital since I was going to be there in a few...
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    It sure does sound like the neck.... The neck...

    It sure does sound like the neck.... The neck affects the arms and the hands. Thumb, index and middle finger numbness is C5-6, C6-7. Herniation's also can protrude left, right, and center. Mine...
  5. Susan, you could try with a power bed.....I don't...

    Susan, you could try with a power bed.....I don't know if this bed is going to work with full fusion, the only way to know is to try.

    Here is a used one in Portland, Ore for $300 This used...
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    Your not kidding....Rita did call me yesterday,...

    Your not kidding....Rita did call me yesterday, and we had a good talk.

    Its up to Rita in regards to posting here on her case, which of course is so difficult given the amount of pain she is in....
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    Rita, I am so sorry this happened......its just...

    Rita, I am so sorry this happened......its just hard to believe.

    The good news is that he has seen something that is "standing out".... Most of the time, its hard to locate where pain is coming...
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    With a 25% chance of winning a case over a 5 year...

    With a 25% chance of winning a case over a 5 year average period, and after fees, and taxes, you have better payoff odds on a craps table. One dice roll takes 5 seconds.

    But then again, most...
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    Actually, that commercial is not the right...

    Actually, that commercial is not the right commercial....but I am still looking (smiley face)

    Here are some others that I found....Merrill Lynch liked using bulls in their commercials years ago....
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    Hype and self dictating

    I saw this one a few years back and thought it was interesting....I am guessing that the the bending x-rays will reveal the limit of flexibility and give an idea as to where the device will hit its...
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    The screw is driven into the pedicle, and it...

    The screw is driven into the pedicle, and it seems like a whole lot of force for only one screw.....I wonder if any screws have pulled out?

    Ed
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    Talking about devices, here is another...

    Talking about devices, here is another one....ApiFix
    http://apifix.com/en/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWoLcYnfq94

    Once again, not FDA approved. Several hundred patients have been done,...
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    Rita I sent you a Private mail Ed

    Rita

    I sent you a Private mail

    Ed
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    Sigh....She has a "Boachie Pretzel"......(with a...

    Sigh....She has a "Boachie Pretzel"......(with a 90 deg kyphosis now, which happened quick) Its hard to say much about thoracic ROM when this happens. (I think Dr Boachie deserves the Boachie pretzel...
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    110 Degree tether

    I stumbled across this girl Julia from England who was tethered at (Approx age 14) in New Jersey around 18 months ago. And for most of us around here who are lifers, its just something I had to throw...
  16. Ketamine Infusion

    Pam,

    I want to mention Ketamine since its something a few of us have had during our surgeries...Low dose "Ketamine Infusion" has been increasing for chronic pain patients these days....it might...
  17. TEXT NECK, and growing horns out of our skulls... Dr Sanjay Gupta

    I think that most of us with scoliosis are highly aware of our body position's and the forces they produce. It comes naturally. I myself with a full fusion and a degenerated neck live a "vertical"...
  18. The amounts of animal cruelty on a "global" scale...

    The amounts of animal cruelty on a "global" scale throughout history are mind boggling.....People have lacked compassion, understanding, and empathy for wild animals since the beginning of time....
  19. Thread: My niece

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    Sharon, I knew you would get a kick out of that....

    Sharon, I knew you would get a kick out of that. And yes, its serious. Extremely serious.

    The cruise ship sickness scenarios sound like sanitation issues....(no need to read the articles) and if...
  20. Don, I know of one member here that had a shunt...

    Don, I know of one member here that had a shunt installed as a teen. This was a long long time ago....She didn't have any problems with it.

    Your scoliosis story is amazing. 60 years of service is...
  21. Thread: My niece

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    Pros and Cons of Tethering Dr Luhmann ( Easy reading for parents and patients)

    https://www.stlouischildrens.org/health-resources/pulse/pros-and-cons-vertebral-body-tethering-scoliosis

    Interesting that he mentions possible disc herniation's resulting from the long term...
  22. Thread: My niece

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    Unless you have Dingo timing, (Perfect timing)...

    Unless you have Dingo timing, (Perfect timing) and your kid has scoliosis, the only way to make sure you get that chance is to be active and seeing a tethering surgeon on a regular basis. It could...
  23. Thread: My niece

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    Its only huge for the perfect tethering candidate...

    Its only huge for the perfect tethering candidate that misses that chance.

    For an 11 year old, when you think about growing rods and all the revision surgeries, I agree....for someone older, past...
  24. Pam, Chet was looking at Johns Hopkins... Dr...

    Pam, Chet was looking at Johns Hopkins... Dr Kebaish.

    But, he was an extremely difficult case and I don't think they wanted to operate....I cant remember what happened with Chet's decision.
    ...
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    Luke, the good news is, It doesn't look bad at...

    Luke, the good news is, It doesn't look bad at all....when you get the x-rays, go ahead and post. It does look like you have a "slight" kyphosis, but I wouldn't worry about it.

    You realize that...
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