Finding a spine specialist
My son at age 17 had to have spinal fusion due to Kyphosis(11 hour surgery), and had a second surgery for harware adjustment feb 2010.
So his pedi ortho doc said the two rods that run from bottom of his neck to top of his ass is permanent..He started to see another doc because he is 20 now, And this one says if hes having a lot of pain he could take the rods out .. How can we get 2 very different prespectives on this? and I would love for him to get a second opinion but there are absolutly no docs in my area that arnt part of Umass where he goes. Does anyone know about Kyphosis. had surgery, or any experiences that can help us out????
I am about ready to take him to Boston or frammingham for a second opinion.
thanks for any advice !!