when is scoliosis surgery really neccessary?
Hi, my baby sister was diagnose with scoliosis last year, she 13years old now. The doctors had told us to take her back to them for x rays in a years time and that she should get exercise and eat more foods containing calcium. Now they are telling us that she needs to do surgery! the doctor said that her spine is between 35- 40 degrees and as passed the need for surgery I thought that the recommended surgery was for degrees 45 and over. Im not sure what to do. Is it possible that a chiropractor can help her at this level of degree, or is it too far gone? one of her shoulders are higher than the other and her hips are slightly uneven, she experiences moderate pain occasionally. I have just noticed a bulge in her left side, the side that is being pushed out by the twisting from the right side. is this bad, whats happening to her? Does anyone know of any cases where anyone got paralyzed after they did this surgery? after all this is the spine we are taking about. I need some good information please., it would be well appreciated.
distraught big sister