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A 48-year-old member asked:

Why does my back feel stiff two months after a scoliosis surgery ?

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Dr. David Benglis
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
Scoliosis : Because you had a long segment fusion and you also could also have muscle spasm. See if your surgeon will allow you to go to physical therapy.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Fusion: Scoliosis surgery involves straightening out your spine and then fusing it in a straighter position. By definition, this stiffens your back. Thank you for the question.
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Last updated Aug 22, 2013
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