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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    ddd & scoliosis & other back issues

    Hello everyone,
    I was wondering if any of the older folks in particular have other back issues besides the scoliosis. I have degenerative disk disease and problems with l5-s1 in addition to scoliosis. I had a 3 level fusion to fix leg pain, which it did and at the time I thought it was to help my scoli but it didn't I was just curious to see if most people just have the scoli problem. i think about these things instead of doing the work i should be doing.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Avis-- I had/have ddd, severe lumbar stenosis, arthritis, etc. besides my scoli.
    67 and plugging along...
    2007 52 w/ severe lumbar stenosis & L2L3 lateral listhesis (side shift)
    5/4/07 posterior spinal fusion T2-L4 w/ laminectomies and osteotomies @L2L3, L3L4
    Dr. Kim Hammerberg, Rush Univ. Medical Center in Chicago

    Corrected to 15
    CMT (type 2) DX in 2014, progressing
    NEW 10/2018 x-rays show spondylolisthesis at L4/L5 - Dr. DeWald is monitoring

    Click to view my pics: pics of scoli x-rays digital x-rays, and pics of me

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    I'm only 23 and wasn't told I have ddd per say but that my L5/S1 Discs are degenerative and way more so than they should be at my age.

    I have not had surgery to correct my back though as it is now "only" up to 27ish degrees.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    New Bern, NC
    Hi Avis,
    I was diagnosed with DDD and scoliosis of the lumbar spine 4 years ago. Which came first, the DDD or the scoliosis, or whether they are even related to one another, I don't have a clue. Sally
    Diagnosed with severe lumbar scoliosis at age 65.
    Posterior Fusion L2-S1 on 12/4/2007. age 67
    Anterior Fusion L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1 on 12/19/2007
    Additional bone removed to decompress right side of L3-L4 & L4-L5 on 4/19/2010
    New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
    Dr. Frank F.

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    in my case, i think the ddd made the scoli worse than it needed to be. i was told i had scoli when i was around 40. i went to a doctor for back pain and she said do you know you have scoliosis. i didn't even know what it was so i asked her. what was strange was that i had a laminectomy(sp) a couple of years before and not a peep was mentioned about scoliosis. either it wasn't there or it wasn't bad or i don't no what.

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