Scoliosis is hereditary in my family, mainly in females. My older sister and I both have it yet it skipped the middle sister. My sister has had multiple surgeries, as well as had a pain pump implanted and still has to take oral medication for pain. Other members have had the rod put in which caused more harm than good, and had to have many surgeries to fix it when things broke and is worse off overall than before. Others have had the fusions and braces and pretty much between them all, the family has covered pretty much every option to help alleviate the pain and help with the curves. And from what I have witnessed, there is not one who has said they r glad they had "whatever" done, as there has been no change, temporary relief or worse than before they had the procedure. I myself, decided a few years ago that I didnt want to have sugery unless it was my absolute last resort. I have tried several methods and some do fine for a while, yet in the end I always return to where I was prior. I have no desire for a pain pump as I see no reason to have it implanted when I would still have to take oral medications, so whats the point in my own opinion. I'm I wrong for not being open to having surgery simply based on the fact I've yet to see a positive outcome? I am speaking with a surgeon who told me there is nothing that can be done to help my curve as my bones are set and finished growing, and there may be a procedure that "may" help reduce the pressure on my lower back. But I dont believe pressure could be relieved without helping the cause of the pressure, which is my spine. Should I be more open, or keep trying other methods til I feel I have no other choice or until I am comfortable with attempting a surgical procedure? I was diagnosed in 5th grade, now I am almost 28 so I have dealt with this for many years. And growing up around a family with so many dealing with it as well, it makes me feel as though putting myself through surgery for no reason is pointless.
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