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Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 23rd July 2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Does this look like Scheuermann's disease?

Hi Johnathon and welcome to the forum!

Your picture isn't coming up. Could you try reposting it with Tinypic or Photobucket?

Sorry to hear you back is causing you pain. I don't think anyone here...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 11th July 2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Is it okay to do manual work with kyphosis?

Toref had a great response to your question, I just wanted to add that I agree it's important to 'workout' your spine and not baby it - at least in my experience. I just made sure to always practice...
Forum: General Discussions 1st July 2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Tattoo question

Hi Lauren,

I have a fair amount of tattoos so I looked into this as well. The two tattoo artists I see both said it's generally 6-8 weeks post surgery but can vary on how well a person...
Forum: General Discussions 30th June 2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 627
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: I need further surgery

Hi Mark - It's great to hear that you'll be having revision surgery to correct your junctional kyphosis. It must be a frightening prospect after all the hell you went through the first time but I've...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 30th June 2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: New to forum

Welcome to the forum :wave:

I, too, have lived with Scheuermann’s kyphosis for a long while. In my teens I was braced and in my 20s turned down for surgery. I tried massage therapy, physio, chiro,...
Forum: General Discussions 29th June 2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Vertigo post-op?

Hi All, thanks for all the feedback..Yep, Nutmeg, they tenatively diagnosed me with BPPV though unfortunately it didn't respond to the treatment for that and it's now affecting both ears. On the...
Forum: General Discussions 24th June 2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By KMaxwell
Vertigo post-op?

Hey Everyone,

To those who've had fusion - did any of you suffer from severe vertigo during recovery? I'm currently in hospital with serious nausea and the whole eye-flicking vertigo bit. I can't...
Forum: General Discussions 15th June 2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: soft tissue swelling

Hi Lucie!

Flat back syndrome is a type of sagittal imbalance, I think... Not to say you have it but it might be worth checking...
Forum: General Discussions 9th June 2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Introduction :)

Welcome to the forum, Kim! The folks here are great - it's so nice to have people who understand what you're going through. It sounds like you had a tough time for awhile there in school, so glad...
Forum: General Discussions 9th June 2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Daughter 8 weeks after surgery - question for the girls ......

Hello steel1203,

I can't offer much advice as I live in the states but if nothing else I wanted to say welcome.

Over here, most higher-end department stores like Macys and Nordstroms will have...
Forum: General Discussions 1st June 2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: junctional kyphosis? pics

Hi Josh,

I'm glad you're going to see your surgeon about this - it's good just to know for sure either way. Do you have any older photos you could post as a comparison?

Best of luck with...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 28th May 2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,224
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: A new beginning

Exciting! I hope you get your date sooner rather than later and with the surgeon you prefer.
Forum: General Discussions 26th May 2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: 6 montherversary!

Congratulations, Lauren, on your excellent birthday present and awesome progress post-surgery! Sounds like you are doing great at this point! :clap:

I'm guessing the issues with tiredness and your...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 26th May 2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: It happened yesterday

Congrats on a successful surgery, Ryan!

I don't know if I can offer any suggestions - I'm at week 4 myself and still trying to sort out how much I can do and when to stop and get help from someone...
Forum: General Discussions 24th May 2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: What is normal 'settling' of the spine?

Thanks all for the replies.

Gilly - I do take Gabapentin, to be honest I haven't been able to distinguish what type of relief I get between the Oxycodone, Gabapentin and the Methocarbamol. That's...
Forum: General Discussions 20th May 2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: 10months with a monkey

Hey Ange,

I'm sorry to hear you're still having some struggles with pain. (I like the monkey metaphor though!)

What does your doctor say about this shoulder pain? I have experienced the burning...
Forum: General Discussions 20th May 2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By KMaxwell
What is normal 'settling' of the spine?

Hi Everyone,

I have a question. I know that most spines will 'settle' a bit after surgery and lose a bit of correction. Can anyone tell me how long after surgery this normally occurs?

I noticed...
Forum: General Discussions 16th May 2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Surgeons reviews? How much pull?

I've heard the same thing - apparently he'll only do really complicated cases now.
Forum: General Discussions 15th May 2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Surgeons reviews? How much pull?

I didn't read the reviews but I wouldn't put too much stock in one bad review. Maybe the person had super high unrealistic expectations. Maybe the person had just lost a loved one and was mad at...
Forum: General Discussions 12th May 2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Recovery so far

Hduggan, Jenny and SportyGal – thanks for the kind words!

Ange – I actually started physio in hospital. I was transferred to an inpatient rehab ward and had several sessions of OT and PT each...
Forum: General Discussions 11th May 2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Working after Spinal Fusion

Hi Camilla,

I have read a lot of posts here from folks saying that exercise really decreases their pain overall. I'm guessing some targeted core exercises to strengthen your ab and back muscles...
Forum: General Discussions 11th May 2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,168
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: The all official 'Good luck JayMoe' thread!

So glad to hear surgery went so well - I appreciate you posting on his status, Jonny.

Jay - hope your recovery is going smoothly and your pain is under control.
Forum: General Discussions 10th May 2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: my photobucket album

Wow, Lucie - you incision is healing up so nicely, It's already such a thin scar! Your before/after xrays are such a dramatic difference. So exciting!!

And on an unrelated note... I have the...
Forum: General Discussions 10th May 2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By KMaxwell
Recovery so far

Hi Everyone!

I’m now 18 days post surgery. Other than common issues like pain management and lack of mobility/flexibility, I think things are mostly going well. I guess my one big issue is...
Forum: General Discussions 7th May 2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By KMaxwell
Re: Finally got my x rays done!

Hi Windguru,

If it helps, here is my pre-op scoliosis film as a comparison (though please just use this as an estimate because you could have different rotation than me, etc.). Before surgery my...
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