Friday, January 27, 2012

55 yo retired school principle w moderate low back pain w adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Never diagnosed w scoliosis as a child or adolescent. Diagnosed on her first job physical exam.

She also had spine fracture from being thrown in a tornado 150 feet e upper thoracic fracture age 27. That has caused some increased kyphosis.

We will be treating her back pain conservatively with a special back brace, special scoliosis physical therapy and home exercise program, and follow-up with us in a year with repeat X-Rays. Hopefully we can get her quality of life up into acceptable area, and her curve could remain stable. In meantime, she knows we are here if she needs us, should she have another bad back pain flare with her scoliosis.

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

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