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    Thanks

    Hi and thanks for your messages and thoughts. I am considering doing this prolotherapy but my surgeon (who took the rods out) and my physical therapist are at odds about me having it done. My next...
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    So much pain...what else to try?

    Hi Everyone,

    It's been a while since I have posted...those of you who can hardly bear to reach for the computer mouse know why!! Here's my story if you don't remember me: I had my rods removed...
  3. Thread: Prolotherapy

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    I live in upper michigan...but I am willing to...

    I live in upper michigan...but I am willing to travel anywhere...whatever it takes to get out of this pain or at least reduce it.

    Why..do you know of someone who knows/does prolotherapy??

    ...
  4. Thread: Prolotherapy

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    Prolotherapy

    Hi Everyone,

    Can anyone help?? Here is my story: I had my rods removed about 6 months ago to try to get rid of the unbearable stabbing/burning upper right shoulder blade/thoracic area. Six...
  5. Thread: Prolotherapy

    by scolimich
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    Prolotherapy

    Hi Everyone,

    Can anyone help?? Here is my story: I had my rods removed about 6 months ago to try to get rid of the unbearable stabbing/burning upper right shoulder blade/thoracic area. Six...
  6. Randi K

    Randi K,

    How come your surgeon suggested thoracoplasty?? I'm just curious because I wonder if that would help to get rid of my shoulder blade pain. If I can ask...why did you have your rods...
  7. Questions

    Hi everyone and Augemac,


    I was reading about thoracoplasty...I guess I'm wondering if it would possibly help my pain....I am having so much pain in my right shoulder blade region. The pain has...
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    thinking of you

    Hey Disco,

    Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you and praying for you right now...I know you must be as nervous as I am anticipating the whole thing....uggg.....I can't believe I'm...
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    Hi Disco, Thanks for your reply...The doctors...

    Hi Disco,

    Thanks for your reply...The doctors say that I have not had curve progression where I am fused (however, I have had progression below my fusion in my lower back). The lower back is not...
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    thanks.

    Thanks for your care and concern! I appreciate your thoughts and prayers....December 8th is quickly approaching. I really hope that the rods coming out is the right thing and that I'll be in a...
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    Surgery in 3 weeks...help!

    Hi Everyone,

    I haven't posted in a few months. I decided to go through with the surgery to have my rods removed...since I have been having so much pain.

    I saw Dr. Lenke in St. Louis this past...
  12. Thread: Update

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    Glad to hear you're okay!

    Hi Jenlw,

    I had sent some PM's to you a few months ago. I'm glad you are through the surgery and on the road to recovery!

    I am having my rods removed 3 weeks from today....so I'm waiting to be...
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    Archiving Private Messages

    Hi,

    Sorry to post here....I have been trying to archive my private messages since I'm reaching my quota.

    Can anyone help??

    Thanks.

    Scolimich
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    Hi and thanks so much for responding! What do...

    Hi and thanks so much for responding!

    What do you think they will do if you have another revision??? Is the metal bothering you or is the curve worsening??


    Also, I noticed that you have had...
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    Hi Scoligal, I am seeing a doctor in St. Louis...

    Hi Scoligal,

    I am seeing a doctor in St. Louis in a couple of weeks....going to have all or some of the rods removed because of so much upper back pain.

    I've had the rods in 10 years and am now...
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    I know your pain

    Hi Jenlw,

    I have started taking stronger pain killers until I see those two doctors in 3 weeks. My doctor here said I really need to so I can live sanely until something else can be...
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    Your situation sounds similar Postop123

    Hi Postop123,

    It seems that we have similar situations...I had my rods put in 10 years ago at age 16.

    Before my original surgery, I suffered from intense burning, stabbing in the upper right...
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    Laurad....are you out there??

    Hi Laurad,

    I have been reading posts about rod removal....since I am considering doing this.

    You had your rods removed due to pain from the hardware, correct?? How are you doing now? Has your...
  19. Thread: Sweetness514

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    Sweetness514

    Sweetness 514 I tried to send you a PM but your inbox is full!



    I happened to read some of your posts and had a question for you if you don't mind....

    I noticed that you had your second...
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    Help! Cleveland Clinic, Ohio

    Hi Everyone,

    Does anyone have any insight into the Cleveland Clinic as far as scoliosis doctors are concerned??

    Thanks.
    Scolimich in Michigan
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    Hi!

    I am new to the forum and was lifted to hear of your good news! Praise God you are out of pain! I only keep hoping that that day will come for me too...

    I can empathize with you about...
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    thanks

    Thanks for your replies. I think you're right that I need to do something about it....
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    Can anyone help?? Cleveland Clinic,Ohio

    Hi Everyone,

    Has anyone been to Cleveland Clinic in Ohio to see a scoli doctor? I'm waiting for an appt. with Dr. Lenke and I have an appt. at Cleveland. Just wanted to know if anyone has been...
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    Hi lelc2002, I do not have any children but...

    Hi lelc2002,

    I do not have any children but when I lift a child who is even 20 pounds I get a lot of pain during or usually afterward.

    Since my original surgery 10 years ago, I have not been...
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    praying

    Abbie,

    I am praying for you right now as you go through the surgery. The Lord is with you.

    Scolimich
    age: 26
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