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Thread: Car Accident

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    San Jose, CA

    Car Accident

    Hi there,

    It's been a long time since I posted. I am one of these people who had a good outcome, moved on with their lives and rarely check this forum anymore. I am 6 years post-op and doing great. This Monday, I was rear-ended on freeway. It was my first accident since the surgery and oh boy, was I scared! Happy to report that I am OK, my hardware is intact. I just got a headache next day, went to my PCP to get checked, got X-Rays done and all is fine. My doctor didn't even see a need for physical therapy. A few Tylenol pills took care of my headache.

    I was driving 2018 Honda Accord and I am glad I wasn't in some small flimsy car! If at all possible, I would suggest folks here to drive good size cars that perform well in crashes.
    I am stronger than scoliosis, and won't let it rule my life!
    45 years old - diagnosed at age 7
    A/P surgery on March 5/7, 2013 - UCSF

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Hi Irina, Glad to hear you are ok....Car accidents are scary.

    My scoliosis was discovered after a car accident. A 1967 Chrysler Newport was my scoliosis screening machine! We hit a tree at 25MPH which came right up to the dashboard like it was nothing and that car is a old school tank! Its like crashing in a dumpster when you think about it. Ha ha I was in the back seat without seat belts.

    You have done well with your surgeries!

    49 yr old male, now 63, the new 64...
    Pre surgery curves T70,L70
    ALIF/PSA T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion

    My x-rays

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Waterloo, IL
    Like you, I have had a good outcome from my surgery and seldom check the forum when I used to read posts several times a day. I am glad you’re okay after the car wreck. I remember er your posts from several years ago. I am almost 9 years post op.

    Surgery-Jan. 5, 2011-Dr. Lenke
    Fusion T-4-sacrum-2 cages/5 osteotomies
    70 degree thoracolumbar corrected to 25
    Rib Hump-GONE!
    Age-60 at the time of surgery
    Now 66
    Avid Golfer & Tap Dancer
    Retired Kdgn. Teacher

    See photobucket link for:
    Video of my 1st Day of Golf Post-Op-3/02/12-Bradenton, FL
    Before and After Picture of back 1/7/11
    tap dancing picture at 10 mos. post op 11/11/11-I'm the one on the right.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Yacolt, WA
    Glad that you are OK! I was a passenger in a car that was rear ended at a red light. Instant headache, but no long term problem. Take care of yourself.
    Adult Onset Degen Scoliosis @65, 25* T & 36* L w/ 11.2 cm coronal balance; T kyphosis 90*; Sev disc degen T & L stenosis

    2013: T3- S1 Fusion w/ ALIF L4-S1/XLIF L2-4, PSF T4-S1 2 surgeries
    2014: Hernia @ ALIF repaired; Emergency screw removal SCI T4,5 sec to PJK
    2015: Rev Broken Bil T & L rods and no fusion: 2 revision surgeries; hardware P. Acnes infection
    2016: Ant/Lat Lumbar diskectomy w/ 4 cages + BMP + harvested bone
    2018: Removal L4,5 screw
    2021: Removal T1 screw & rod

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