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    When I went for chiropractic during that time,...

    When I went for chiropractic during that time, the chiropractor was part of a program claiming to correct scoliosis. I was hopeful, but it did not work. We took dozens of X-rays over a year period &...
  2. Hi Jenna, Have you tried barre classes or...

    Hi Jenna,

    Have you tried barre classes or yoga? I find that these classes really strengthen my core & back muscles,which usually feel tight. They combine lots of stretching and support work, which...
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    Glad to hear you're doing well, Sally! Enjoy...

    Glad to hear you're doing well, Sally! Enjoy those naps & rest easy. Sending you a gentle hug!
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    Welcome!

    I started chiropractic therapy when I was 17, with the hopes that it would not only alleviate some pain associated with my scoliosis, but also to help with the flexibility of my spine. My scoliosis...
  5. Interesting

    I like this thread. If I may add my two cents -

    I can see both sides here, and I have been on both sides. Before my fusion, I was involved in both Copes & Clear, but was more active on this forum...
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    Thank you

    Thank you all so much for your thoughtful responses! Probably not going back...probably muscular aches, I've ruled out any rod issues but it's just so darn uncomfortable. It'll be a week tomorrow and...
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    Deep Tissue Massage Post-Op

    Hey all,

    Has anyone gotten deep tissue massages after surgery? What have your experiences been like? Not sure if I'm going to continue with them, even though my surgeon suggested it for pain...
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    Hi Evelyn, I'm 4 years post-op and recently...

    Hi Evelyn,

    I'm 4 years post-op and recently started "Pure Barre", which is a lot of isometric movements, strengthening and lengthening--basically a combination of yoga, pilates and ballet...
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    Good news

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for the support & feedback! My appointment with the surgeon went well yesterday. Nothing is broken nor out of place. He suspects that it's scar tissue & muscular pain. He...
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    Loose screw? Broken rod?

    Hi all,

    This year will be my 4 year anniversary for my fusion. :) I also had a thoracoplasty 3 years ago. Anyway, I've posted about the possibility of a broken rod before & now I'm back. 2 years...
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    Wonderful!

    This sounds great. I'm 3 years post-op & have just gotten into yoga and "pure barre" (a great stretching/toning/strengthening work out..easy on the joints). Pure barre is great, but I need to alter...
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    Thanks Linda, I did go to the Urgent Care...

    Thanks Linda,

    I did go to the Urgent Care center, they took an x-ray, and nothing seemed to be broken. Actually, though, one of the screws looked a little weird but I'll have to compare it to an...
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    Possible Rod Break...? Or is it bending?

    Hello all!

    I think I might have a dilemma. I was fused (almost) 2 years ago, and will be approaching my one year anniversary next month for my thoracoplasty.
    Just recently, I have felt mild to...
  14. This might have been due to the catheter during...

    This might have been due to the catheter during surgery. I remember that when they took mine out I was SO nervous about getting a UTI...I had a bit of discomfort a little afterwards but nothing...
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    Clear Forum

    I still receive emails from Clear Institute and I sometimes skim them just to see what's going on...I received an email yesterday about their very own forum. I'll probably take a look at it to see...
  16. Hi Christian, I didn't really have it to an...

    Hi Christian,

    I didn't really have it to an excruciating degree. Before I had my surgery I had some numbness where my spine curved and couldn't sit for long periods of time without being...
  17. Suggestions

    Hi Christian!

    I was very interested in your thread because I, too, tried to do all of these things when my scoliosis was bothering me. I still do some of these things (I had surgery last year/this...
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    Thanks everyone!

    Doodles- Of course! As far as I know, insurance covered this procedure. I never had to fill anything out that said I had pain in order for it to go through. Maybe it depends on the type of insurance...
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    Results!

    I don't know if anyone is still following this thread but I'm a little over one week post op and feeling great! I have a little soreness on my right side where the ribs were removed but it is NOTHING...
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    Back-out---The insurance matter is a really good...

    Back-out---The insurance matter is a really good question, one that I also have been wondering. When I talked to my surgeon about it, he didn't mention anything out of the ordinary about the...
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    Karen, I never could tell that my back was...

    Karen, I never could tell that my back was swollen after surgery, but I was expecting it to be that way from what I had heard.
    My back looks better than it did pre-op, but the rip hump is still...
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    Fusion last year; Thoracoplasty this year!

    Hi everyone,

    I had a spinal fusion last summer (late June to be exact) and although the correction was great, I have opted to have a thoracoplasty this summer (May 20th to be exact). I know...
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    experience with clear

    hi all,

    i read about the first page or so of this thread and cannot help but comment on it. i had personal experience with the clear institute, working with a chiropractor here at home under...
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    Hi Pilar!

    Hi Pilar. I was diagnosed about the same time you were with a 45 degree thoracic curve and I was told that surgery was my only option. I didn't have any pain at the time and it wasn't a big deal to...
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    :)

    bodypro: I haven't had my surgery yet (June 25th, so soon! :) ) but I was told that I won't need a brace or anything like that afterwards. The surgeon said I'll be out in 4-5 days. I haven't had any...
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