Hi, I am new to this forum. The thing that scares me the most about this surgery is the risk of paralysis. I have read that it is less than 1%. That percentage originally sounded pretty good to me but then I realized that that means that 10 out of every 1000 patients who have scoliosis surgery become permanently paralyzed and that sounds terrifying. For old-timers on this board (or anyone that knows anything about this risk) is permanent paralysis a risk that you would be greatly worried about?

Thank you in advance!