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  1. #106
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooka1 View Post
    I fell of my young horse in March while mounting and broke my back... compression fracture of L3. Totally my fault, not hers. Anyway my lumbar has a curve that is slightly north of 10* so I have scoliosis. :-0 I think it was like that and not due to the fracture. Twelve weeks off the horse to heal which was the longest I haven't ridden since I started riding again in 2003. The barn owner kept my horse in training during my hiatus which was wonderful... about 70 more rides on a young horse really moves the needle.
    What do your daughters think of your having scoliosis, if 10 degrees can even be called scoliosis? I wonder how many people have this degree of curvature and they are never made aware of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tina_R View Post
    What do your daughters think of your having scoliosis, if 10 degrees can even be called scoliosis? I wonder how many people have this degree of curvature and they are never made aware of it.
    I don't think I mentioned it yet. It is really a different animal than what my daughters had. I think I read a lot of people my age have some small lumbar curve so it is not remarkable at all. I never would know had I not broke my back.

    I do know that I have a slight asymmetry in my seat that I compensate for to keep my horse straight. Maybe that it is. I always assumed it was adhesions from two pelvic surgeries or just one psoas is slightly tighter than the other. There is a slight tightness asymmetry when I work out that maps to the seat asymmetry. Horses are so sensitive to slight (ounce) changes in weight on each seat bones that if I didn't compensate my horse would turn from it. It's far too small to see from the outside... my horse and I can only feel it. Horses are amazing. We don't deserve them.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Adult Degenerative Scoliosis Demographics

    Quote Originally Posted by Tina_R View Post
    I wonder how many people have this degree of curvature and they are never made aware of it.
    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. Although these lumbar curves are not associated with structural thoracic curves, compensatory thoracic curves can occur. As in AIS, curve prevalence in ADS is inversely proportional to curve magnitude. The prevalence of 10, 1020, and > 20 curves is 64, 44, and 24%, respectively.

    https://thejns.org/focus/view/journa...focus09271.xml

    10 degrees 64%
    10-20 degrees 44%
    Greater than 20 degrees 24%

    Scoliosis is defined as 10 degrees or more.

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 61, the new 61...
    Pre surgery curves T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF 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
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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