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    Hey says studies confirm pain w/scoliosis in kids

    http://drlloydhey.blogspot.com/2010/...diopathic.html

    He also mentions pain in adults. I don't think the "finding" of pain in adults with scoliosis is groundbreaking or even novel in any way so I'm not sure why he mentioned it. It seems like a penetrating glimpse into the obvious and is likely traced to the ancillary damage form having a curve over the years. A test of this is to see if the few(?) adult patients who don't have any pain have any objective findings on radiograph or MRI or something that would be consistent with pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooka1 View Post
    http://drlloydhey.blogspot.com/2010/...diopathic.html

    He also mentions pain in adults. I don't think the "finding" of pain in adults with scoliosis is groundbreaking or even novel in any way so I'm not sure why he mentioned it. It seems like a penetrating glimpse into the obvious and is likely traced to the ancillary damage form having a curve over the years. A test of this is to see if the few(?) adult patients who don't have any pain have any objective findings on radiograph or MRI or something that would be consistent with pain.
    Good, because I'm sending my radiograph's and MRI's to him. I hope he believes me. It's interesting that on his home page he states in a couple of different places that pain is not associated with scoliosis. That made me nervous for choosing him to send my information to. He also did surgery on that girl for pain and she was under 40*. Maybe I have found the right place to go???

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    Hey is the right guy for lightening quick surgeries and minimal/no blood loss. He did a recent surgery similar to that my daughters had in half the time (2.5 hours) that it took our surgeon. I find that incredible.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooka1 View Post
    Hey is the right guy for lightening quick surgeries and minimal/no blood loss. He did a recent surgery similar to that my daughters had in half the time (2.5 hours) that it took our surgeon. I find that incredible.
    That's good to hear. I was surprised when I read that, too. I always thought scoli surgery was a 5 to 10 hour procedure. Wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooka1 View Post
    http://drlloydhey.blogspot.com/2010/...diopathic.html

    He also mentions pain in adults. I don't think the "finding" of pain in adults with scoliosis is groundbreaking or even novel in any way so I'm not sure why he mentioned it. It seems like a penetrating glimpse into the obvious and is likely traced to the ancillary damage form having a curve over the years. A test of this is to see if the few(?) adult patients who don't have any pain have any objective findings on radiograph or MRI or something that would be consistent with pain.
    Hi,

    Pain science is a whole different ball-game. Adults who experience no pain from a scoliosis can be because of a mryriad of reasons. There is much written about how chronic pain ( which is pain from scoliosis ) is handled by the brain - it is a fascinating subject in itself but in my experience has become for a lot of medics something to quote and thus not to offer practical help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rohrer01 View Post
    That's good to hear. I was surprised when I read that, too. I always thought scoli surgery was a 5 to 10 hour procedure. Wow!
    We have a team of two attending surgeons (one ortho and one neuro) who do almost every one of their deformity surgeries together. They typically do long, and very complex surgeries in 5 hours or less.

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