Patients share first-hand their experiences with scoliosis surgery.
When I was 15, I had an X-ray of the lungs for possible pneumonia (which I didn’t have) and that showed up the curve in my spine... MORE>>
At the age of 13 years I was told I had to have an operation to correct my spine because I had a double major scoliosis, 54 degree left lumbar scoliosis and a 44 right thoracic curve. Getting told at 13 that I had to have back surgery was very hard to take in at the time... MORE>>
I had just returned to the Little Athletics season when I was finding it difficult to run my favourite 1500m and 3km events. The muscles on the left side of my back were spasming which was becoming quite painful. My mum noticed that my running style had changed and my left shoulder was slightly dropped and upon lifting my shirt saw that my spine was curved...MORE>>