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Old 13-02-2013, 11:46 PM
Rodverta Braefusion Rodverta Braefusion is offline
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Smile Re: Daughter with 40 degree curve

Hi fortydegrees and welcome to the forum. May I ask if the specialist you saw was in fact a Spinal Surgeon with a Fellowship in Spinal Disorders. My understanding is that a curve must reach 50 degrees before surgery is contemplated. Of course other health factors may play a role as to why he has suggested that surgery is the only way to go. My personal opinion only - seek another opinion. There are people out there with far worse curves (90 degrees) and because they have no pain, surgery is not an option for them. I am sure you have many questions you would like answered and you have come to the right place. I have said it many times - the members on this forum are awesome and very happy to help based on their own experiences. Best wishes RB.
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