View Full Version : Kyphosis Surgery

25th July 2006, 04:25 AM

I am having surgery in Oct. I am 29 years old with Old Schumerman's Disease, a small percentage of Scoliosis and Kyphosis- basically I have a hump on my back. Some people can't tell because I try and hide it but it's there. It is very troublesome, it aches and hurts at the end of the day. I have been seeing a Chiropractor since I was 15 and recently I went to the Dr. because of concerns. My Dr. adviced me not to see a Chrio and recommended surgery. I have seen a specialist and he is confident that he can fix my problem.

My rib cage is disgusting- it sticks out bad. I feel like I'm going to shrivel to look like a baby in a womb. Has anyone else experience that?

I am on this site hoping to get some advice from other people who have had surgery. I'm not thinking of the metal screws and rods in my back- I'm concerned about years later- will I regret it?

If anyone out there has had a similar procedure done please respond. I'm scared!! I am very active and would like to remain so after this procedure. Any advice or feedback is appreciative.

Thank you in advance :)

25th July 2006, 09:49 AM
We've got several members here who have had surgery for kyphosis, so hopefully some of them will be by soon to tell you more about it :-)

The surgery is a big one, and it takes a fair while to get back to normal after it, but I think in general most people are able to go back to being very active.

25th July 2006, 09:52 AM
Hi Booboo

Welcome to SSO

Have you looked in the Kyphosis theres loads of info on Schueremann's in there and we have a lot who have had the surgery.

I'm sure once they have read your post they will be able to give you some reasurance

meanwhile heres the link

http://www.scoliosis-support.org/modules/i...&showtopic=2905 (http://www.scoliosis-support.org/modules/ipboard/index.php?s=&showtopic=2905)

I hope you get all the info you need and you stick around

take it easy and try not worry


where abouts in the world are you from

Little Ali
25th July 2006, 06:07 PM
Hi there! :welcome2:

I have Kyphoscoliosis and my consultant is considering kyphosis surgery.

This site is great and there are loads of people here to supprt you and answer any questions you have.

I hope you like it here.

Take care :squeeze:

25th July 2006, 08:27 PM
:spin: Thank you everyone for your reply.

8th August 2006, 03:35 PM
Hi & welcome to SSO, glad you've found us.

I had surgery to correct my kyphosis/scoliosis (scheuermann's disease) last october. I am now 99% recovered, back at work & totally delighted with the result! My kyphosis was reduced from 80degrees to 40 degrees (within normal range) & I cant remember what my scoliosis went from & too.

There are a few of us who have had the surgery & we've all posted our experiences on this forum so have a wee look through them and you'll see what your up against.

The decision to have surgery is a major one and not to be taken lightly but in my opinion it was totally worth it and has changed my life.

Whatever your decision it is the right one for you. Everyone on the webiste is incredibly supportive (& a little bit mad!).

Ask us lots of questions and we'll do our best for you.

welcome again.


13th November 2006, 10:44 PM
I also had one surgery to correct my scolio and kypho, I had both and both wer fixed!

14th November 2006, 03:09 PM
Hello and welcome. I too had surgery to correct Kyphosis with scoliosis. Had my surgery in December, not yet fully recovered and still experience some pain. Still alot beter than before though. My fitness and strength is starting to increase now due to plenty of work at the gym.

Good luck and you're at the right place!

14th November 2006, 08:10 PM
Hey hey there Phil, thanks for the warm welcome.
Wow, you had it too did you! I didn't have a small in my back and now I do so all is normal. I had the op 3 months ago now and I am still in a bit of pain at times of the day. I am still getting stronger by the day though. Glad you are too.
I have physio next week so that is keeping me fit.

take care x

17th November 2006, 10:07 PM
Hi booboo 1976

I was wondering as we are well into November how your surgery went

I hope you are not in too much pain and discomfort