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    Hi

    Hey everyone it been a while since I been on here.
    I been quite busy. I知 in a computer class and American Sign Language class though the college here. I started at a art program a few weeks ago I don稚 remember exactly when. A couple weeks ago I fell backwards in the bathtub the middle of my Fusion bent forward it felt really awkward. Im still in a lot of pain from that accident. On thanksgiving the pain was really bad. It still hurts really bad. I go back to uc Davis in January 2018 to talk with my Surgeon.
    Kara
    Soon to be 26
    Braced at 13 years old
    Posterior Spinal Fusion March 10th 2010
    Age at the of surgery 18 years old
    Preop Curves 50T and 39L
    Postop Curves 20T and 17L

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    Hi Kara,

    I bet your fusion is still okay and that it is soft tissue that hurts so much. One of my daughters hurt herself like that but now she is fine.

    I hope you are still able to attend class so you don't miss anything.

    I hope you write about what the surgeon tells you.

    Sharon
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    I surely will Sharon.
    I still have a feeling a Piece of hardware is broken.
    Also a few days ago when I was trying to sleep on my side the area t4 to t6 popped.
    Kara
    Soon to be 26
    Braced at 13 years old
    Posterior Spinal Fusion March 10th 2010
    Age at the of surgery 18 years old
    Preop Curves 50T and 39L
    Postop Curves 20T and 17L

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    Kara please try not to worry about broken hardware. The radiographs will show that if present.

    Your pain should be getting less and less. I hope it isn't getting worse.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
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    Sharon I like your point. But the pain is still about the same. I did have X-rays done here where I live. There a lot of confusion about my X-rays that the hospital here. So my mom had a idea to have me make a Appointment with my surgeon. I wrote down a small note for him about what happened.
    Kara
    Soon to be 26
    Braced at 13 years old
    Posterior Spinal Fusion March 10th 2010
    Age at the of surgery 18 years old
    Preop Curves 50T and 39L
    Postop Curves 20T and 17L

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    That's good that you wrote it down because the surgeon is going to want to understand the fall as much as possible.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
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    "We are all African."

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    6 days until I go to uc Davis to talk with my surgeon. As far as the pain is still really bad.
    I wrote my surgeon a note on my phone. Explaining the accident I had.
    I知 posting it to see if anyone has any suggestions about the note.
    My key points about this note is.
    In the 1st week of November of 2017
    I slipped in the bathtub and hit my low back pretty hard and the area of my Fusion from T7-T11 bent. I知 having a lot of pain, sometimes the nerves around the area that bent fire like a burning fire sometimes it spreads to both my lower extremities and I知 also having muscle spasms around the area.
    Kara
    Soon to be 26
    Braced at 13 years old
    Posterior Spinal Fusion March 10th 2010
    Age at the of surgery 18 years old
    Preop Curves 50T and 39L
    Postop Curves 20T and 17L

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    Kara is all you pain in the thorax and none in the lumbar where your fusion ends?

    I was worried you bent your spine right below the fusion which would be in your lower back. I think that would be potentially worse than pain in the fused area. The fused area is very strong if it is truly fused.

    I hope you get good news when you see the surgeon. You have suffered with this for a long time.

    Is the pain getting any better since you hurt yourself? Does it hurt continually or only if you move in certain ways?

    Good luck Kara.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
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    "We are all African."

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    Kara


    I have tried to accept your new Kara friend request, but the software will not allow me to have anymore scoliosis friends since my friend box is now full! (smiley face) There is always something new in the scoliosis world! Ha ha


    I looked and see that Kennedy is in there....


    Be sure and let us know what happens at Davis next week. That is going to be a long drive from the Eureka area....


    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 59, the new 55...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    Sharon the pain is still pretty bad. The vertebrae from t7-l5 3 vertebraes below the fused area hit the bathtub. The pain is constantly ever since I hurted my back.
    Ed i think there a way to clean out the friends list. My mom, me and my step dad and a good friend are leaving the eurkea area the day before my appointment to go to ukiah. Then continue to Sacramento the following day for my appointment.
    Kara
    Soon to be 26
    Braced at 13 years old
    Posterior Spinal Fusion March 10th 2010
    Age at the of surgery 18 years old
    Preop Curves 50T and 39L
    Postop Curves 20T and 17L

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    Kara I accepted your friend request. Check if it went through.

    Your appointment is soon and I hope you get answers.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
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    "We are all African."

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    Thanks Sharon
    I hope I get some answers as well
    Kara
    Soon to be 26
    Braced at 13 years old
    Posterior Spinal Fusion March 10th 2010
    Age at the of surgery 18 years old
    Preop Curves 50T and 39L
    Postop Curves 20T and 17L

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    Hey everyone i just got done with my appointment with my surgeon.
    The orthopedic resident and Dr javidan was extremely concerned.
    Dr Javidan said the Fusion still looks fine as well as the rods. Dr Javidan said he going to order a ct scan and mri to see if there a mico fracture or herniated disc. I知 still in a lot of pain
    Kara
    Soon to be 26
    Braced at 13 years old
    Posterior Spinal Fusion March 10th 2010
    Age at the of surgery 18 years old
    Preop Curves 50T and 39L
    Postop Curves 20T and 17L

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kara1992 View Post
    Hey everyone i just got done with my appointment with my surgeon.
    The orthopedic resident and Dr javidan was extremely concerned.
    Dr Javidan said the Fusion still looks fine as well as the rods. Dr Javidan said he going to order a ct scan and mri to see if there a mico fracture or herniated disc. I知 still in a lot of pain
    Well that's a lot of imaging. If it is a herniated disc or a microfracture, can anything be done? Is there any treatment for those things?

    I had two herniated discs and they got better over time with PT in one case and not riding my horse for 3 months in the other.

    Would they even treat a microfracture??
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
    Answer: Medicine


    "We are all African."

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    Dr Javidan made it clear to me that he not going to do surgery.
    He said if their a herniated disc he will do injections
    And if their a mico fracture just let it heal on it own
    Kara
    Soon to be 26
    Braced at 13 years old
    Posterior Spinal Fusion March 10th 2010
    Age at the of surgery 18 years old
    Preop Curves 50T and 39L
    Postop Curves 20T and 17L

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