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    Other symptoms

    Hi,

    How did you do overall after surgery? What levels were fused? After surgery were you able to resume more or less a normal life and go back to work? Did you have any tightness anywhere else?
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    protruding belly

    Hi,

    My belly started protruding 2 and 1/2 years after surgery and became very hard and tight.
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    Dr Richard Hostin, Plano,TX

    Any opinions about him?
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    Hi All

    Thank you for your concern and support.

    I am considering seeing another specialist in scoliosis, but I'm afraid he might have nothing to offer or suggest another surgery that will turn out to be...
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    Ab Problem

    Did you develop a lumbar curve and then your stomach protruded and became stiff after you had a scoliosis surgery?
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    My suffering came out of nowhere

    Hi to all,

    I was having some minor pain between my shoulders. To avoid an unjustified epidural steroid shot, I sought osteopathic manipulation by a doctor called Saskia Lydle Viera. 3 days after...
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    stffness and bloating 3 years post surgery

    3 years post surgery with Dr. Richard Hostin at Baylor scoliosis center (fused t4-L1). I have stiffness in the muscles of my back, legs, and abs. My abdomen is rock hard and looks like I am 4-5...
  8. Not all revisions are equal

    I'm glad your daughter is doing well.

    Pooka1. What I got from your message is that not all revision surgeries improve the condition. That's why I'm too scared to consult another scoliosis...
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    stffness and bloating 3 years post surgery

    3 years post surgery with Dr. Richard Hostin at Baylor scoliosis center (fused t4-L1). I have stiffness in the muscles of my back, legs, and abs. My abdomen is rock hard and looks like I am 4-5...
  10. Thread: Baclofen Pump

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    Baclofen Pump

    After surgery (fusion T4-L1) the stifness in my back muscles became worse and I developed tightness in muscles of legs and abs. My pain doctor wants to try a baclofen pump to help relax the muscles....
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    Tight painful muscles and distended abdomen

    I had T4-L1 fusion 2.5 y ago. Over time I started to have painful tight muscles and now the tightness has reached the abdomen which is now distended. Any insights?
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    Tight painful muscles and distended abdomen

    I had T4-L1 fusion 2.5 y ago. Over time I started to have painful tight muscles and now the tightness has reached the abdomen which is now distended. Any insights?
  13. Thread: Baclofen Pump

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    Thanks for inquiring on my behalf

    I'm fused T4-L1.
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    Baclofen Pump

    For treatment of stifness in back muscles?
  15. great point

    But what? This is the million dollar question.
  16. Scared

    I'm scared to death of having more fusions. They can never be undone and they can never be simulated for a period of time with a brace or something to decide if they work. It will be another leap...
  17. 16 doctors

    16 doctors since the start of my pain 4.5 yrs ago. All kinds of secialists including psychitrist, neurologist, gastroenterologist, rheumatologist, 3 pain doctors, 2 local spine specialists and a top...
  18. Reply to all

    Thank you all for your responses. I did not have any pain until I turned 41 when I started to have occasional pain between my shoulders that worsened with sitting. The pain got worse gradually, but...
  19. Too late now

    I got myself into a big mess in hopes of living half a decent life. I thought I researched the subject carefully. I read two books about scoliosis surgery and none of them mentioned the possibility...
  20. Before surgery it was the scoliosis, after surgery it is the fusion

    Hi,

    While my surgeon who promised at least 50% improvement in pain after surgery has no idea why my symptoms got worse after surgery, all the other doctors (pcp, pain, neurology, etc) blamed the...
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    Will try again

    I will try again and hopefully be more successful. I'm really frustrated. All the people I know believe, this is the way my back will be. It's hard for me to accept that this very limited...
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    CT scan

    I have had several MRI's that showed nothing. I don't know if CT scan shows different things.

    Dr. Lenke's assistant refused to grant me an appointment despite all my begging and poor quality of...
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    Dr. Lenke impossible to see

    I called Dr. Lenke's office and talked to his assisstant. He only sees pts with more severe deformities than mine as if severe debility and loss of functionality do not matter. She suggested his...
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    Hi Linda

    I'm in Tulsa, OK. Dr. Hostin, the partner of Dr. O'Brian, did my surgery. He was very optimistic and the surgery took only 4 hrs. I'm never sure if what I have is due to surgery or some other...
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    Stiff and getting stiffer

    4.5 yrs ago I started to feel stiffness and pain that moved around between different part of my back and legs. Imaging showed only scoliosis T 45/ L35. After 2 yrs of trying pt, accupuncture,...
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