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  • Imbalance

    Originally posted by jackieg412 View Post
    Well after many surgeries and a very horrific car accident here is one more problem.
    After partial hardware removal in January I have had severe thoracic pain and balance issues.
    This week I had an appointment with a scoliosis specialist. Again.
    After new xrays there is evidence of sagittal imbalance. A full spine myelogram is ordered.
    In the office notes by the neurosurgeon among many things he has written
    C6-T4 hypnosis of -26 degrees. What does the negative mean?
    He is saying from a combination of PJK and the bilateral C7fracture.
    We discussed an upper thoracic osteotomy.
    Another big decision. Walking is difficult
    I also am faced with severe Sagittarius imbalance. Iíve also got at least couple herniated discs, severe nerve problems. Pain,is beyond belief! Laying down a lot. Wonder, has anyone had this kind of revision surgery? Weíre talking about removing all my hardware and starting anew. I have got to do something or Iím gonna be in bed permanently!
    Rita Thompson
    Age 46
    Milwaukee Brace wearer for 3 years in childhood
    Surgery Mar 1st - 95 degree thoracic curve
    Surgery by Dr. Lenke, St. Louis, MO
    Post-surgery curve 25-30 degree