Jess: An addition that I would like to make is that for persons with "Adult Onset Degenerative Scoliosis", the degree of the curve really is not relevant, it is the pain caused by collapsing discs, stenotic vertebrae, etc. My curve for example did not change in a year, but my pain increased phenomenally and my coronal balance went from maybe 4" to 11 something". So, I listed to the right side, had a huge kyphosis, a lot of pain and curves of 24 degrees thoracic and 36 degrees lumbar.
Originally Posted by jrnyc
One spinal surgeon seeing the change and degree of pain said, something like, "I cannot believe that someone in your shape wouldn't want surgery".
Adult Onset Degenerative Scoliosis @65, 25* T & 36* L w/ 11.2 cm coronal balance; T kyphosis 90*; Severe disc degen T & L stenosis
2013: T3- S1 Fusion w/ ALIF L4-S1/XLIF L2-4, PSF T4-S1 in 2 surgeries
2014: Hernia @ ALIF repaired; Emergency screw removal surgery for Spinal Cord Injury at T4,5 sec to PJK
2015: Revision Broken Bil T & L rods and no fusion: 2 revision surgeries; hardware P. Acnes infection
2016: Ant/Lat Lumbar diskectomy w/ 4 cages + BMP + harvested bone + prayer