Scoliosis | Scoliosis Surgery | Nucleus Health


The spine is made up of bones called vertebrae,
which are stacked on top of each other. The vertebrae protect a bundle of nerve fibers
called the spinal cord. It runs through an opening in the center of each vertebra. The
main sections of the spine are the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions. Looking at it
from the side, the spine normally has three curves: A “C” in the cervical spine, a
reverse “C” in the thoracic spine, and another “C” in the lumbar spine. Viewed
from behind, the spine should appear to be completely straight up and down. Scoliosis
is a condition where the spine has an abnormal side to side curve. Most cases of scoliosis
have no known cause. In some cases, scoliosis may be present at birth. In other cases, it
may occur over time—the most common cause in adults is asymmetric degeneration of the
discs, causing the spine to be tilted to one side or the other. Other causes may include
cerebral palsy, paralysis, muscular dystrophy, osteoporosis, or spinal fractures. During
childhood, the spinal curve usually becomes worse during periods of rapid growth. If the
curve becomes severe, it can cause problems with posture, walking, and back pain. It can
also cause the internal organs to become cramped for space, causing heart, breathing, and digestion
problems. Scoliosis is often treated with a brace to stop the curve from getting worse.
Doctors will measure the spinal curve over time to see if the brace is working. For an
adolescent, a surgical procedure may be necessary if the brace isn’t working, or if a brace
is not an option. For an adult with scoliosis, a surgical procedure may be necessary if they
are experiencing numbness or weakness in their legs, or if they are having progressively
worse back pain that does not improve with nonsurgical treatments. The most common surgical
procedure to repair scoliosis is called posterior spinal fusion with instrumentation and bone
grafting. To begin, the surgeon will make an opening over the area of the curve in the
spine. The surfaces of the vertebrae will be roughened to help stimulate the bones to
heal together. The surgeon will place screws, hooks, or wires into the vertebrae. Rods will
be placed alongside the vertebrae and attached to the screws, hooks, or wires in order to
straighten the spine. The surgeon may remove small pieces of bone from the ribs or hip
bone to use as grafts. Other times, the surgeon may choose to use donor bone from a bone bank
for grafting. The surgeon will place the bone grafts along the spine to allow the bone to
grow together and keep the spine stable. At the end of the procedure, the skin incision
will be closed with stitches.

100 thoughts on “Scoliosis | Scoliosis Surgery | Nucleus Health

  1. This make me feel worried about my spine now. MUST.. SIT.. UP.. STRAIGHT!
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    HHHHhHHHhhHhhh crap It hurts

  2. surgery starts at 2:50! (Also, I had this surgery 6 years ago, and I’m doin great! I can’t bend or twist my back very far and I can’t lift very heavy things, but I don’t feel bad! Anyone who’s getting spinal fusion- You’ll get through this!)

  3. I have small amounts. It causes no pain, but it does affect my horse riding abilities (Pressure differences of the seat bones). Mostly, mine is due to extremely tight muscles.

  4. i have scoliosis and im 11 i gotta wear a brace it’s stupid and i hate going to the doctor cause i don’t like to hear like bad news and i haven’t been wearing my brace that much so yea and i don’t want surgery cause schools finna starts and i ain’t finna try bending down crap on the first day of middle school and p.e. is probably gonna start getting crappy if my spine doesn’t decrease or i get surgery i swear someone here has to have some tips😒😤😼wish me luck it doesn’t get worse💀

  5. My ex girlfriend has a scoliosis and it is getting worst i hope she can see this video in order to make her decide if she wants to take a surgery for her illness..😥😥😥

  6. I have 2 curves. One is at 71 degrees between my T2 and T8, and the other is 29 degrees between my T8 and my L3. It doesn't really hurt me much, except getting up in the mornings. Other than that, I can do just about anything I want. Had it all of my life. I was diagnosed when I was 18 years old with a 51 degree curve and a 19 degree curve. It has progressed significantly in the last 15 years. I am possibly looking at having surgery, but I was told it was a 50% chance to be successful, but a 50% chance to paralyze me as well. Not too sure that I want to take that risk or not.

  7. My name is too ,i beat baals ass like nothing. I have a scale and im gonna use it. Thanks for nothing
    )3)

  8. I’ve had 43 degree thoracic and 37 degree lumbar curves since I was 15. I am 28 now and I will only get spinal fusion if I will literally die of an organ puncture, nothing else. It is too unnatural, restricting and difficult to recover from. I’ve heard so many stories. I focus on increasing muscle strength in my back and I swear to anyone else who has it this is the best thing you can do. I used to be 217 pounds, I was pretty fat, and my lower back was killing me all the time. I am now 179 pounds (6’0”) and my back only hurts now when I’m really tired or sitting in place for a long time, not just for no reason. I’ve had scoliosis since I was 13 and I’ve adapted my life around it every day. I had a brace from age 15 to 16. I take no medication for it and won’t. If anyone feels discouraged, I’m telling you, live your life. Don’t focus on it. Do back exercises, modify other exercises and eat healthy. It will help a lot :]

  9. Hey quick question and I don’t mean to sound disrespectful to anyone but I’m just ignorant. So my question is do the rods stay in for life or do they operate again and remove the rods once the spine is straighten?

  10. I had a scoliosis halo operation and it sucked but I got to play on Xbox while I was at the hospital for 2 month and I recovered fast to go home now I’m just waiting a year until I can do some sports again

  11. I'm completely dommed. I have this crap and I also have 3 herniated disc. I also just found out I have stage 3 pancreatic cancer. Why not just fucking kill me. I'm tired of this shit hole life. And you still think God exist? If he does he's more evil then I thought.

  12. Hey how you I am happy for all of you that have been able to maintain when others had so many words of your capabilities I do not like doubting Thomas when others have Independence I don't believe love had a language that others would not be able to take care of whatever issue that they may have had so that it would be hope always for another I'm quite sure you remember this when doctors are amazed when strong was in the word I don't believe anyone speaks in spell strong and don't know it tell your friend to tell his friend or her friend always be able to assist someone else besides yourself regardless of your situation Woodworks 2020 election don't tell nobody is going to be something else

  13. For everyone thats getting the surgery.. from my freshman year in highschool I had thought “I wanna be an electrician, I’m going to be and Electrician” fast forward a year after I graduated highschool, the surgeon doing my surgery told me I wasn’t going to be able too become an electrician. I cried..hard, 3 years later I am a few months from getting my license to become a licensed electrician. Moral of the story, don’t let anyone tell You “YOU CANT”

  14. Who else came here to talk about their scoliosis and not get bullied about it I’ve been cyber bullied and I’ve been needed surgery

  15. jesus christ, i had scoliosis surgery and the pain is horrific. i didnt know it would be this bad, if felt like someone ripped up my back with a chainsaw

  16. 5 years ago the doctor said it would stop getting worse, but I know it has gotten worse other wise I wouldn't be looking like a Caterpillar. I'm in paainnn

  17. А спину что потом вообще сгибать не получиться?!

  18. I have a 67-degree curve and I'm 17. I want to find other ways of fixing my scoliosis before I avert to scoliosis surgery. I was wondering if anyone has any tips or anything they wish they did before or after they got the surgery. I want to join the National Guard and be a Firefighter but both require me to be physically healthy, I cannot join either of those if I don't get my scoliosis fixed. Anything is helpful! Thank you.

  19. Wow guys you can heal this naturally with detox and acupuncture. The cause is pockets of lymphatic stagnation which is genetic and worsened by environmental factors. You have to detox these areas with raw foods, juicing, and TCM…get sunshine to help stimulate the nervous system. As the fungus dies off and the lymphatic stagnation is removed, the bodies nervous system will slowly correct the scoliosis and open back up the spinal nerves.

  20. My 2nd grade teacher always got mad at me because I was slouching all the time I’m still kind of self conscious about it 😔

  21. i got this surgery back in september and the advice that i would give anyone getting it is to make sure you’re mentally ready for it. you’ll be in pain for a few weeks but it will get better fast. be patient. i’m doing way better but am still restricted to bend, lift, twist, and etc. i’m just grateful that my spine is straight!

  22. I have scoliosis with two curves
    One is 17 degrees and the other is 18.
    I’m supposed to go to a chiropractor once a week but my parents have stopped sending me. I am now living in pain
    BTW I walk home a mile every day and on days with my AP books I’m carrying extra weight
    I also do marching band and physically demanding artwork for larger pieces
    My house also has 3 stories and move around many heavy instruments for my percussion group

  23. I had surgery a few weeks ago. And it's not as bad as it seems. I feel like people have it worse because they don't have the best surgeon, such as my uncle. I was lucky to have a professional operate on me. I went from 54 and 45 degree curves to having my back completley straight. After surgery, I didn't remember much because of the drugs they give you, so at least you don't have to worry about the pain after surgery. I've so far been able to walk and excercise just a little bit. I hope whoever has had or is getting surgery gets a lot better.

  24. I'm 6'8 and I have scoliosis and it's genetic. I'm suffering a pinched nerve in the lumbar region. So my life is miserable right now. Walking, standing, and even turning in bed is painful. If I'm too active in the day, then I can barely stand

  25. I had a lumbar spine compression fracture. I also had this operation (for only 5 vertebrae’s) but (maybe because of the operation) i have gotten pain in my left abdominal region (i think the m. Psoas) which restricts me from sitting upright for long periods. I cant sit for long or stand for a very long time. (6 monst post-op). The pain is slowely fading but it takes too long. At first i couldnt sit 1 minute.

    So maybe anyone here has the same thing? And what worked? I’ll see the surgeon in 5 days and we’ll plan the removal of this metal framework.

  26. This scares me I was recently diagnosed with lower right scoliosis with straightening of the lumbar lordosis… 😥😥

  27. as a kid i had it dr told exersise to avoid surgery at age 11 did 150 pull ups a day dad made me a chin up bar in a un used door frame by age 13 corrected a 3" curve joined army at 18 pull ups pice of cake most guys could do 10-15 i did 30-50 army physical saw curve in spine but pased me

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