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seedeezcds5 karma

For scoliosis and spinal fusion corrective surgery, could you expand on your meaning of “necessary”? Would you consider pain the driving factor or something such as symmetry or the curve(s) being >50 degrees?

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Thank you for your response. My 13 y/o son has an S curve with a 49 degree thoracic curve and a 53 degree lumbar curve. He has no pain but after getting several opinions from different orthopedics, we are scheduled for spinal fusion surgery. Based on his curvature, I understand surgery may be the best option, but it’s difficult to make the decision knowing that he will have lifelong discomfort/pain when there isn’t any now. Appreciate your time and decision to answer questions!