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    Shoulder/Neck pain After fusion

    Hello, I had fusion 5 years ago when I was 18. All was awesome.

    I've been working in call centers for the last 5 years and I get horrible headaches, shoulder and neck pain. I was wondering if...
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    Hello, I'm 23, had spinal fusion at 18 had...

    Hello,
    I'm 23, had spinal fusion at 18

    had terrible migraines/headhaches ever since, but never before.

    THEY HURT and I'm going to lose my job for attendance issues :'(
    just came back after...
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    I'm 3 years post op, and now I'm feeling this...

    I'm 3 years post op, and now I'm feeling this pain you're speaking of.
    For me it hurts between my spine and my left shoulder blade in the area of the screws. It feels like a muscle is pinched or...
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    Is it the same kinda feeling as when you hit your...

    Is it the same kinda feeling as when you hit your funny bone????

    When I was less than 6months post-op if someone poked me in my spine I'd get that feeling.

    Funny bone feeling IS a nerve being...
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    I'm 3 years post-op and I haven't fallen yet. ...

    I'm 3 years post-op and I haven't fallen yet. It's STILL a huge fear of mine...gettnig n a car accident or falling down stairs or something like that.
    Quite a fear actually...
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    I had the surgery...I can do some gymnastics.......

    I had the surgery...I can do some gymnastics....

    I can do kartwheels and handstands..I can do backbridges....i can bend over and touch the ground without bending my knees

    I just can't do a...
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    does it feel like the end of the rod is pushing...

    does it feel like the end of the rod is pushing through?....or a screw?
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    Maybe stress to your husbands mother that...

    Maybe stress to your husbands mother that everyone heals differntly.

    I don't know when she had these surgeries....but as time goes along.....the surgeries get better. And just because she had a...
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    oh you lucky lucky people..... i have...

    oh you lucky lucky people.....
    i have scoliosis.....but i started menstruating when I was only 9 !!!!!
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    possibly next time you go, you could bring a copy...

    possibly next time you go, you could bring a copy of this picture http://www.northshorelij.com/images...hiara_about.jpg and your mri that i edited....and straight out ask...."if i dont have chiari...
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    Here, I edited your MRI just to help...

    Here, I edited your MRI just to help explain.....and I added it to this post. Hopefully this helps you! Next time you see your doctors, you might wanna point this out, if they don't point it out to...
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    I'm not a doctor (you already know that ;)) but...

    I'm not a doctor (you already know that ;)) but at the very top of that mri it looks like a herniated Chiari.
    Here check out this picture, it's my fav. picture for explaining Chiari.
    ...
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    Hi Shegiles ! I have a lot of great stories that...

    Hi Shegiles !
    I have a lot of great stories that came from my surgery! I've posted on here a long time ago about my surgery...maybe you could search for those posts if you have the time. I'll try...
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    my recovery?....was 3 years ago so i'll try to...

    my recovery?....was 3 years ago so i'll try to remember...
    i was 17 years old....i was on pain meds for the first 5 days in the hospital and that was it!! i walked around the hospital 3 days post...
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    That's an amazing after picture!!! I bet you...

    That's an amazing after picture!!! I bet you feel great being straight! Congrats :)
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    After my surgery, I was still odd shaped and had...

    After my surgery, I was still odd shaped and had humps and curves and stuff....that actually worked itself out on its own! Took maybe 6 months to look "perfect"
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    I was released from the hospital 5 days after my...

    I was released from the hospital 5 days after my fusion....
    I had to go back the next day becuase I couldn't keep food down.
    I thought I was constipated.....the docs thought the same thing.
    Turned...
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    When I was about 12 I was told I was done growing...

    When I was about 12 I was told I was done growing and there's no need for a brace because i wouldn't progress because i was done growing.
    My curve was about 20degrees.
    When i was 18 I had spinal...
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    yes

    Talk to your doctor. Don't be afraid to tell him what you think <---that's important.
    I'm a 20 year old girl n Ontario Canada...I had the spinal fusion for my scoliosis 3 years ago...after watching...
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    I had the wake up test....but I only know that...

    I had the wake up test....but I only know that becuase they told me
    The idea of it scared me!!! But I don't remember waking up
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    yup...numb!

    I'm 2.5 years post op and my back's still numb!!!
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    When I woke up...

    When I woke up from the surgery...my first thought was NOT "ow!"
    my first thought was "hey...im awake...i made it through... i have my rods in my back...now i can move on with my life" honestly!
    I...
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    To Post A Pic

    to post a pic....first you need to click on repky to thread

    scroll down and there's a button called "manager attachments" click on that and you're on your way.

    by the way...I had to edit my...
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    Before my surgery I know my angle was 52 or 53...

    Before my surgery I know my angle was 52 or 53 degrees?? Not 100% sure...which one haha. Now its probably about 9 degrees :)

    Yea, the after pic is from JUST after the surgery (2 days or maybe...
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    Pictures!!!!!!

    Hello, here are 2 pictures of my back before my surgery....and one picture TWO DAYS after my surgery.

    What I was thinking....is EVERYONE POST THEIR SCOLIOSIS PICTURES HERE!!!

    I'll post a more...
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