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Old 10-04-2016, 07:47 PM
Chickenz2 Chickenz2 is offline
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Question How long do I wait?

Hello Dr Scoliosis,
I was after your advice.
I am a 56 year old woman who has had scoliosis since childhood.
Just over a year ago my back pain got worse, I asked for a referral to a scoliosis specialist for management.
My specialist suggested spinal fusion, saying I could wait as I have time as my two curves are only 45 degrees.
Feeling stunned by the diagnosis I wanted to wait and see if the curves got worse as he said they would.
12 months later they have both increased to 50 degrees.
- In your opinion when would be a good time to have spinal fusion if the two curves have increased 5 degrees in 12 months and are 50 degrees?
- Would my curves increase another 5 degrees in the next year?
Thanks for your advice.