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What do you do when your surgeon says that he cannot correct your scoliosis curvature at all?
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Ask why
Some curves are stiff and if the strength of the bone is decreased (due to osteoporosis, bone loss), attempted correction could break the bones.
Sometimes correcting some curves will throw the body out of balance (head not centered over the pelvis). Correcting some curves can injury the spinal cord. If you hear this, ask why the doctor thinks this. You may consider a second opinion.

In brief: Ask why
Some curves are stiff and if the strength of the bone is decreased (due to osteoporosis, bone loss), attempted correction could break the bones.
Sometimes correcting some curves will throw the body out of balance (head not centered over the pelvis). Correcting some curves can injury the spinal cord. If you hear this, ask why the doctor thinks this. You may consider a second opinion.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Dr. Lenke in
Dr.Lenke in st louis does only spinal deformity.
He literally wrote the book.

In brief: Dr. Lenke in
Dr.Lenke in st louis does only spinal deformity.
He literally wrote the book.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Second opinion
He may be right , but you can still look for a second opinion.

In brief: Second opinion
He may be right , but you can still look for a second opinion.
Dr. Claude Parola
Dr. Claude Parola
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