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Old 05-12-2010, 07:19 PM
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Default Re: 39 degree scoliosis

I think it's normal to be terrified. Try to find out as much about what you're facing as you can (ask questions here and read up online.) It's the "not knowing" that's terrifying. Get as fit as you can - it will help you sleep, take away a lot of the pain and make you brave. Sounds like nonsense I know, but that's how it worked for me. For me, I found these things were all intertwined: fitness, sleep, anxiety, pain. The fitness helped it all. Not everyone can get fit though, because of the pain. But I was always able to walk fast, and kayak, so I was lucky.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:11 PM
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Hey, I know what you're feeling. I'm fifteen and my curve has gone from a 28 degree thoracic to a 42 degree in the space of three years despite going through the bracing process twice. I think it would depend on the about of pain you're getting from scoliosis and whether or not you have growing left. Ask another specialist for a second opinion too.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:00 PM
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In my opinion everyone's experiences are different. If you don't feel pain at 39 degrees and you are happy with the way it looks, then I don't think surgery is necessary. On the other hand, I have just had surgery almost 8 months ago for a 65 degree curve and I am 16 - best thing I have done. I now get no pain, I can play contact sport, and my back looks a lot better. I would get a second opinion if I were you, and talk to other people in the same situation, and ask lots of questions! Good luck
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