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Old 16-08-2012, 08:34 PM
Dan Dan is offline
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Default 39 yrs old moderate to severe thoracic curve

Hi, I am a very active swimmer, surfer. Have 2 kids 10 & 6 yrs old. I have had scoliosis since 14 yrs of age. Untreated. I do have right shoulder probs, not parathesia, more rotational structural stuff. I'm also 196cm tall. Not unfamiliar with the health system as I work within it. I understand that my curvature has progressed about 10deg in my chest since 2006, something I'm not thrilled with. I'm also finding it hard to get the big breath to sneeze. Is a brace of any use overnight?? Do I really need to have fusion and lose rotation which will oly worsen low lumbar and upper thoracic wear and tear. I do have early spondylosis too and osteophyte formation. Amazingly, every vertebral body is intact as are the discs. Advice!!! Pls
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Old 19-08-2012, 06:28 PM
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Default Re: 39 yrs old moderate to severe thoracic curve

Hi Dan, apologies for the wait you have had for a reply. Personally, I think this question needs to be posed to Dr. Scoliosis who will give you a far more comprehensive reply. Let him know your age, your curve size and where your curve is.

Your curve is obviously progressing and I would think fusion would be the best bet, but I'm unsure about why fusion would worsen low lumbar and upper thoracic wear and tear because it's likely the fusion could be taken to S1. You obviously know more about this than I do so I urge you to ask Dr. Scoliosis. Wishing you the very best of luck!
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:35 AM
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Default Re: 39 yrs old moderate to severe thoracic curve

Sorry for a daft question as I am new to this site, but who is dr scoliosis? Someone on here or just any spine/scoliosis specialist you can find the country?
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:34 PM
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Default Re: 39 yrs old moderate to severe thoracic curve

He/She is the person who is rostered on to answer any questions in the Ask Dr Scoliosis section of the forum. From my understanding it is a doctor/surgeon specialising in this field.
Hoipe this helps.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:01 PM
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Default Re: 39 yrs old moderate to severe thoracic curve

Linwessie

Rodverta is correct. Dr Scoliosis is a rostered orthopaedic surgeon with a particular interest in the management of spinal curvature - scoliosis and kyphosis - who will answer any queries posed in the Ask Dr Scoliosis category of the forum.

Our website has a directory of spinal specialists Australia-wide, listed state by state.
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