Anyone with a thoracic only curve?
I've been reading this forum for over a year now, ever since I learned, after silently suffering from scoliosis for 35+ years, that there are so many of us out there. I have noted that many on this forum have lumbar curves, or both lumbar and thoracic. Does anyone have thoracic only curves in the 50-60 degree range? As I understand it, and correct me if I am wrong, but thoracic curves have the worst deformity and lumbar curves generally have more pain involved. I do not suffer from horrible pain, but I do have a pronounced hump which is getting worse, which in turn is giving me more pain (bras dig into my back, even trying clothes on in a store causes me to have back pain - don't know why.) But it's not just the pain, it's the way I look and the fact that it's getting worse. I am planning on having surgery later this year.
Posterior fusion w/thoracoplasty T2-L3 Oct 1, 2010
Thoracic curve corrected from 61* to 16*
Lumbar curve, unknown measurement
Disfiguring back hump GONE!!
Dr Munish Gupta
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA