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    Adult Degenerative Scoliosis Demographics

    Degenerative scoliosis is typically diagnosed in patients older than 40 years and without a history of AIS.27 These are lumbar curves measuring > 10 with associated distal fractional curves....
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    It's possible, but I would give it more time, it...

    It's possible, but I would give it more time, it can take a long time for bone to fuse and soft tissues to heal. My 2nd year of my recovery was my "soft tissue" year.

    It's also hard to say that...
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    CD, Before my surgeries, my height would...

    CD, Before my surgeries, my height would fluctuate 2 inches throughout the day....after a hard day of skiing, Mini-Me would look down at me. ha ha (I would feel that short) Imagine what my curves...
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    CD, Late 50's sounds about right. I progressed 20...

    CD, Late 50's sounds about right. I progressed 20 degrees in 33 years. (both curves progressed equally) starting with 50 degree curves at age 16. She is starting off with smaller curves, so chances...
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    Ahh...the visiting nurses. When your alone, it's...

    Ahh...the visiting nurses. When your alone, it's nice to have them stop by.

    I would leave the front door unlocked and they would show up... "Ed are you awake?" "I never went to sleep!"

    The...
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    Yes, it is so tiring doing adult scoliosis...

    Yes, it is so tiring doing adult scoliosis surgery. It is so draining....I didn't like gabapentin at all. I thought it was too strong. It's used to control seizures..... Diazepam or Valium is also in...
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    Pain.com

    This just came in on my computer....this might be of interest for those in chronic pain

    Pain.com (pain solutions)
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    I am guessing the Gab is the strongest med you...

    I am guessing the Gab is the strongest med you have....do you agree? Or are you used to it?

    How is the hot shower working? Does it help for an hour? I used the hot water soaks to relieve pain and...
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    Very good. I guess it's too early to ask if...

    Very good.

    I guess it's too early to ask if the pain has reduced....How is the T5 level?

    Jackie, You and Melissa are the Tylenol ladies.....Tylenol should be paying both of you! If only the...
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    Lisa, long time, no see! I am surprised your rods...

    Lisa, long time, no see! I am surprised your rods have not frozen up there in Edmonton! (smiley face)

    I have no idea what bracing is like as an early teen since I was caught at age 16. Bracing...
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    I see, that's good.......the first shower helps...

    I see, that's good.......the first shower helps out quite a bit. Just take the walker in the shower.

    Blood loss is one of the complications of osteotomy.... I had 2 units off the blood bank and...
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    Very good...Are you home now? Do you have someone...

    Very good...Are you home now? Do you have someone helping you out?

    You can have food delivered....There are lots of people doing this today which is probably a good idea since the virus rates...
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    Dive Deep into Cervical Stenosis

    It's funny how when you search and read about different subjects, articles, ads, and videos will present themselves. In my case, this video came up.... it's about Cervical Stenosis by Dr Cantor.
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    I was fortunate that I skipped bracing at that...

    I was fortunate that I skipped bracing at that age. I braced as an adult in my early 30's so know how difficult this can be. Age 11 is quite young to have to deal with this....so sorry you still have...
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    Looks like Julia is going for it... ...

    Looks like Julia is going for it...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FplNnf_2AaA&ab_channel=JuliaCarlile%2F%2Fmerseygirls

    Possibly a 3 stage.....

    Ed
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    Wishing you all the best on Friday Jackie, get...

    Wishing you all the best on Friday Jackie, get this done, you know what to do.

    Stay tough and hang in there

    Post when you can

    Ed
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    This sounds good. Ask about Ketamine and its...

    This sounds good.

    Ask about Ketamine and its limits. Can one do Ketamine forever? Your altering your CNS. Is it permanent?

    Also Dsuvia.... I started a thread about this years ago. This is a...
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    I did almost all the tours at the Hearst mansion,...

    I did almost all the tours at the Hearst mansion, (and immersed in 15 Hearst and Marion Davies books) and RV camped along the Route 1 California coast years ago. After Thanksgiving, it's wide...
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    Your not kidding. I went in on a Tuesday and when...

    Your not kidding. I went in on a Tuesday and when they woke me up, it was Monday 4 days after my second procedure. I was out between stages.

    I wonder if there is a point when they can't use...
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    Thanks for letting us know Jackie.... I think...

    Thanks for letting us know Jackie....

    I think it's going to be a huge improvement....

    How long were you in ICU after you broke your neck?

    Ed
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    Here is a video of a true CAT scan. Even the...

    Here is a video of a true CAT scan.

    Even the vet makes attempts at some humor at the end....Tomo gets a tomography!
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    I had to do a double log roll while laying on the...

    I had to do a double log roll while laying on the flouroscope table. This helps with the mixing process....I told them I forgot my pogo stick and they told me that would be fine. (Today's radiology...
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    Kathy, I remember when you were done, but I had...

    Kathy, I remember when you were done, but I had to go back and look at your x-rays in your first post. You had a mild S curve, but you had a decent sized spondylolisthesis (slippage) in your lower...
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    Bone growth speed, and bone quality or integrity...

    Bone growth speed, and bone quality or integrity are things that we think about and of course the scientists at implant companies constantly think about this....because it's worth a LOT of money and...
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    Thats correct. There are different procedures...

    Thats correct.

    There are different procedures for doing this. Some are easier, and some can get quite involved.

    For Spinal Cord Stenosis, Laminectomy procedures from the back, Discectomy...
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