Does scoliosis worsen with age after multiple surgies?
Patient : I was first diagnosed with Scoliosis back in 7th grade (13-14 years of age). I can't remember but I believe from the research I've done that it is a thoracic curve. They performed a spinal fusion surgery with steel rods. A few years later, the steel rods were replaced with titanium rods. A couple years later, the titanium rods broke and I had to have another surgery to have them removed. I am now 29 years of age. My question is: since I was diagnosed with Scoliosis during adolescent years and I have had surgery, does Scoliosis become worse even after your spine stops growing? I seem to be having more lower back pain (not severe) than in the past. I am overweight (5'7" weighing 213 lbs, which is what I weighed when my daughter was born 2 yrs ago) and have a more sedentary job (admin asst.) but have begun an exercise regime alongside bellydance classes. I've been told that Yoga and Pilates can help with this type of Scoliosis. Your advice and opinions would be appreciated.
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