Re: Imaginary Itching
I'm afraid that this a normal (and usually good!) sign that you are healing. This itching is caused by various nerves coming back "online". It is SO madly annoying though - loads of us will sympathise with you! It usually does get better with time though some numb / slightly itchy bits may remain.
Try not to scratch - using ice is a much safer way to try to kill the itch a bit. Don't hold any ice directly onto your skin though, make sure it is wrapped in a cloth first. If the itching really does get unbearable, see your GP about it as you may be able to get lidocaine patches which are huge stickers that contain a local anaesthetic.
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.