is there a way to completely reverse scoliosis surgery?
at 13, in 2009, i had a spinal fusion and rods inserted for my s-curve scoliosis. i believe it was somewhere around L2 or L3 to T4 or 5. basically my entire spine.
with 2 years passed, i've found my daily pain to be much worse than it was before my surgery. i've tried everything to reduce pain, from massages to physical therapy and even prescription drugs, but all of those had either no results or temporary ones.
now, at 16 years old, i've made the decision to try to go back. i still haven't spoken to my doctor about this, but i was first wondering if there's any way to go generally go back to how my spine used to be before surgery.
i find it completely counterproductive that i had surgery that was supposed to correct my pain, but ultimately, increased it to an outstanding amount.
my entire family fully understands this, especially my mother, who has a harrington rod. seeing how that seemed to be the best solution in her time, just as my rods are in this time, i don't want the same level of pain she has to catch up to me when i reach her age. i don't see myself with this for the rest of my life and frankly, i don't think i could handle having this any longer.
i just want to know, is there anyway to go back? to take out the rods and to have a relatively normal spine?
the main reason for wanting to go back is because the muscle tension in my back is caused by the lack of flexibility in them. since i can't hunch or move my back around, my muscles tense up incredibly and i have a severe amount of pain. and i see the only solution is to bring back the natural flexibility of the spine, because this unnatural solution of surgery clearly hasn't been working.
I would give anything to reverse my scoliosis surgery. I was told it wasn't possible since our spines are no longer the same as other people's. However, I had an older version of the surgery done and yours was done recently. Please let me know if you find anything out. I totally sympathize with you!
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