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Forum: General Discussions Yesterday, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By tonibunny
Re: End of the road

So glad to hear you're being looked after by a much more helpful GP Kazz :squeeze:
Forum: General Discussions Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Rods at an early age

Please don't worry - MAGEC rods have been officially recommended to be used from the age of two, so things shouldn't be problematic for your son :squeeze: Growth rod implantation surgery isn't as...
Forum: General Discussions 14th April 2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By tonibunny
Re: feeling overwhelmed

Hi Bex, welcome to SSO :welcome2:

You're not alone here, lots of us have had similar experiences to you :squeeze: it is very daunting to face surgery. Whether or not you decide to have it, we will...
Forum: General Discussions 13th April 2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 300
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Hope for adults with moderate scoliosis?

Replacing all of the IV discs probably wouldn't help much, because the discs themselves aren't causing the scoliosis. Discs can become wedge-shaped after a scoliosis has developed, but they are a...
Forum: General Discussions 12th April 2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 300
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Hope for adults with moderate scoliosis?

Here in the UK you can pay a set fee to have all of your notes, scans, x-rays etc copied and sent to you. You can also usually take a photo of your x-rays whilst they are displayed on the light box...
Forum: General Discussions 12th April 2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 300
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Hope for adults with moderate scoliosis?

We post about advancements in spinal treatments when we hear about them, and sometimes include links if there's a website with more info. You'd need to do a search in the forums if you're looking for...
Forum: General Discussions 12th April 2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 300
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Hope for adults with moderate scoliosis?

Since your curve is too small for surgery anyway, it might be more productive to look at nonsurgical methods to help improve your pain and posture :) There are various targetted physios methods, as I...
Forum: General Discussions 12th April 2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 300
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Hope for adults with moderate scoliosis?

Hi Matesja,

Yes, I can jump normally :) I had my first fusion aged ten and after that I took part in all school PE activities including high jump, long jump, long distance running etc etc - every...
Forum: General Discussions 12th April 2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Rods at an early age

I haven't heard anything about MAGEC rods being available in Ireland. If anyone can tell us if they know anything about this, I'd be grateful.

As far as I know MAGEC have been trialled in the USA...
Forum: General Discussions 12th April 2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 300
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Hope for adults with moderate scoliosis?

Hey Mateja,

The thread is called "Things you CAN do with a fused spine" to highlight the fact that people aren't really limited as they think they might be following surgery. There is a popular...
Forum: General Discussions 11th April 2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By tonibunny
Re: chest pains

Besides having painfully spasmed-up trapezius muscles I never really get much thoracic pain, despite still having a 45 degree curve with a lot of rotation. I certainly don't get chest pain like you...
Forum: General Discussions 11th April 2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Update on me

Hi Muriel, many congratulations! It's so difficult to find work right now, especially with spinal issues to deal with too. Well done on completing the course and landing your new job :cheers:
Forum: General Discussions 11th April 2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 300
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Hope for adults with moderate scoliosis?

Hi there,

Whereabouts in the world do you live? There are various methods you can try to help reduce pain and improve your posture, making your scoliosis less apparent. Take a look in our...
Forum: General Discussions 11th April 2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By tonibunny
Re: chest pains

Oh Burdle :squeeze: I think you need to see your GP about this, even if you aren't having one of these episodes at the time. They would probably refer you to get checked out (ie have an ECG and maybe...
Forum: General Discussions 10th April 2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 229
Posted By tonibunny
Re: 3 Week count down!

Not long now Jay! Try to focus on how fab your lovely straight new back will be - it helps :)

We're all here with you every step of the way! :squeeze:
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 10th April 2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Surgery

Hi Lollie, welcome to SSO :welcome2:

As our site is based in the UK the majority of our members are from the UK and Europe, though we do have a sizeable American membership. Everyone is welcome here...
Forum: General Discussions 10th April 2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Rods at an early age

Hi Sarah Jane,

At 7 it is most unlikely he would have a fusion surgery. Growth Rods are usually used for children of his age. These are lengthened every six months or so; here in the UK most...
Forum: General Discussions 9th April 2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By tonibunny
Re: How long have for your xray results

Hi Jess,

I'm afraid I'm not sure about this. It is unusual for a GP to send you directly for an x-ray themselves; most people are referred to a specialist who will see them at a clinic and send them...
Forum: General Discussions 7th April 2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By tonibunny
Re: New pain

You'd need to clarify this with the pain doc, but for diagnostic purposes they can do them under fluoroscopy so they know exactly where the steroid goes. If you still have exactly the same pain after...
Forum: General Discussions 6th April 2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By tonibunny
Re: New pain

Sorry to hear that Sarah. I had really positive experiences with steroid injections but I'm sure I have told you all about that already. I was pretty desperate for pain relief though and would have...
Forum: General Discussions 6th April 2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By tonibunny
Re: My foot hurts

Fingers crossed the appointment goes okay Kara :squeeze:
Forum: General Discussions 6th April 2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By tonibunny
Re: getting more and more complicated

Hi Burdle,

I'm so sorry you are in this predicament :( It does frequently happen that insurance companies won't fully cover surgeries with Mr Tucker because he is so expensive :(

I think you are...
Forum: General Discussions 6th April 2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Kyphosiscoliosis

Hi Muggs,

Welcome to SSO :welcome2:

I hadn't heard of Richard Selway, but I see that he is a neurosurgeon rather than an orthopaedic surgeon which our members usually see. Do you know what "sort"...
Forum: General Discussions 5th April 2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Can anyone answer this question?

In your situation, if you really *need* your scoliosis corrected, I think most surgeons would extend your fusion down to include the L4 and L5. If they have said "well, we can correct it if you want,...
Forum: General Discussions 4th April 2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Can anyone answer this question?

Yes, they certainly can do a fusion. In fact, fusion is a treatment that sometimes done in nonscoliotic patients if discs are really very badly damaged and nonsurgical treatments haven't helped.
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