Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Hey Clinic Postop Visit: 20 yo Chesiree looking good after scoliosis surgery

We saw Chesiree last week, who had a R thoracic kyphosis and scoliosis surgery with me and the Hey Clinic team a few months ago.
She is a 20 yo young lady who suffered with severe back pain with her scoliosis for years, which we now know occurs in about 1/3 of patients with scoliosis or kyphosis -- even in children and adolescents. Years ago when I was trained, we were initial taught that idiopathic scoliosis did not hurt, and if it did hurt you had to work them up for some other cause. That turned out not to be true!
Chesiree's pain is now gone, as she talks about in her video clip also shared in our Blog, and she looks and feels great as she heads back to college.

Good to see you, Chesiree!

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery
Raleigh NC -- USA

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