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Old 11th March 2010, 07:31 PM
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Default Re: Went To Scoliosis Sos Today

Hi Sue,

Oh I'm so glad you know there's a Pain Clinic nearby! If it's a muscle spasm then relaxant drugs can help, or you can have trigger point injections if those don't work - I have had those and the results were absolutely amazing

Please don't ever feel that you're a nuisance. Chronic pain is miserable and you have every right to have help with it! Hopefully if you get the muscle spasm sorted then you'd be able to get back to your physio exercises again.

Good luck with the Pain Clinic, let us know how you get on

Toni xx
37 years old, diagnosed with infantile idiopathic scoliosis at 6 months old with curves of 62(T) and 40(L) degrees. Casting and Milwaukee braces until surgery at 10 - ant release/pos fusion T1-T12, halo traction. Post op cast and then TLSO. Further surgery at 18 (ant release/pos fusion extended to L3 to include lumbar curve, costoplasty) and 25 (another costoplasty). Fusion extended to L4 at 33 (XLIF with 4 pedicle screws and two short rods). Pre-op curves: 76(T) and 70(L). Post-op curves: 45(T) and 35(L). Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome aged 34; scoliosis almost certainly due to this rather than being idiopathic.
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