Originally Posted by Lccmom
I'm sorry to hear that your daughter is having so much trouble. I am experiencing the same issue and your post regarding your daughter is the first post that I have come across that seems to be the same experience that I am having. I had problems with my right rod a few months post op and five years later it has just become more bothersome. After xrays, MRI, and CT Scan, my hardware is in its original position and still has a solid fusion. All good things. My husband has comment often that over the past year it seems that I am carry my shoulders, neck, and head more forward. I can also tell that I am leaning forward at the hips as well. I would agree that it all stems as a way to avoid the pain. I'm considering possibly having my current surgeon clip the tip of the rod because it has become so prominent. My obvious concerns are having my muscles cut again, not eliminating the pain that I do have and creating new pain. It is definitely a balancing act that is for certain. At 42 I still consider myself pretty young still but feel worn out so I'm slowly leaning towards having the rod clipped....no pun intended. Have your doctors mentioned physical therapy for your daughter to build up her muscle tone in her back?
Diagnosed at 10, Boston brace from 11-13 yrs old.
50* Lumbar w/ 5 centimeter shift to the left and slight rib hump...
Surgery Date: April 15 and April 22, 2009
X-LIF approach for disc repair L5,L4,L3,L2
Posterior Approach for fusions L5-T5
Dr. Fox @ Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Nice and straight now!!!!!