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Is surgery a good option?

My 20year old son has Tourettes w/head movement, severe Kyphosis with mild cord compression.  He was diagnosed with Kyphosis 2-1/2 years ago, however, there was no cord compression. Just touching the cord.  Recently, his condition deteriorated and he went back for another MRI, this time it showed worsening of the Kyphosis with mild cord compression. He is in constant pain.  He went to an Orthopedic Surgeon who said he definetely needs major reconstructive surgery, front and back of neck.  He feels he can relieve a majority of the pain.  But he would probably never be pain free.   He also said he would  probably need future surgerys.  I went to my sons previous Orthopedic surgeon for a second opinion.  He says he needs surgery, however, he feels there's a 50/50 chance of it helping with the pain.  There is also a chance the pain might be worse.  However, because the Kyphosis worsened, and now it's causing compression on his cord, he should have the surgery.  I am very worried for my son.  He is so young and I want him to have a life.  Can you please advise me on this matter.
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This is outside of my area of expertise.  If you do surgery strongly consider haveing it done at a major teaching hospital with surgeons expereinced in complex spinal deformity surgery.
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