View Full Version : Would Surgery Be Better???

06-13-2004, 09:20 PM
i really hate my brace...it prevents me from doin alotta stuff i wanna do and it prevents me from wearin allotta the clothes i wanna wear, so sumtimes i wonder if it would just be better if i had surgery done instead but my mom was like....thats only if its really really bad n its always gonna be the last option but...wouldnt it just be SO much easier!??!?! and is it true u havta be in a body cast for like a week after surgery??? well just wondrin....please reply.

hAdLeY 13, TN

06-14-2004, 11:28 AM
this all depends on the size of your curve!
if it is 40 degrees or over i wood recomend surgery if it is 50 or over i highly recomend surgery. How big is your curve?

06-14-2004, 03:34 PM
hAdLeY ,
I would suggest ASCO scoliosis treatment.

06-16-2004, 08:02 PM
I don't think that any hospital does body casts anymore. About 1 out of 10 patients needs to wear a brace after surgery - I'm not sure for how long.

About the brace vs. surgery - surgery stinks! You have to give up a lot of things you love and it hurts a lot, so avoid it all costs. Don't give up on your brace!

Good luck!