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  1. #1
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    curved back

    I am fused from T2 - sacrum. At above where my arms are on my body, my back curves forward. It is not just me. Everyone at Thanksgiving dinner agreed with me . Is this normal?

    Melissa

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    Melissa
    i'm not sure that normal
    Kara
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    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

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    Hi Melissa,

    That doesn't sound normal to me either. Do you find that your head is pointing downward instead of straight forward?

    I'd bring this up with the surgeon.
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    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbei View Post
    Hi Melissa,

    That doesn't sound normal to me either. Do you find that your head is pointing downward instead of straight forward?

    I'd bring this up with the surgeon.
    Yes it seems to point down unless I make a special effort to hold it upright

    Melissa

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    I think that JenM had that problem this summer/fall and resolved it with therapy, although it took some time--look for her posts.
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    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

  6. #6
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    hmm... how's your x ray look like from side?
    62/75 (T4-T9 68 degree & T11 - L4 80 degree) 10/19/2010
    45/50 year 2000
    36 yrs old
    Considering, researching surgery for the first time
    S. California
    http://s1210.photobucket.com/albums/...ashionista889/

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