The truth is there is sooo much rubbish and so many horror stories on the Internet about scoliosis surgery, it’s enough to put anyone off having the surgery.
I know because I believed a lot of it myself when I first got diagnosed with scoliosis and was researching the surgery. I was truly horrified and worked myself into a right state after reading certain statistics.
I just need to say this….please be very cautious about what you believe online about scoliosis surgery.
I’m not ‘pro’ surgery just because I’ve had it, it’s a huge surgery and the decision to have the surgery should never be made lightly.
However, there are some websites out there promoting alternative treatments that purposely try to scare people off the surgery rather than concentrating on producing proof that their advertised “alternative treatment” actually works. It’s just completely unethical. These websites often use out of date statistics that are just not relevant.
They also base alot of their ‘research’ and statistics on patients that have had scoliosis surgery using Harrington Rods. These rods are no longer used and so the statistics do not apply to anyone having the surgery now, which alot of these websites and articles fail to mention, surprise surprise.
I’m saying this because it makes me SO ANGRY and preys on vulnerable people. If you have fears about the surgery, please speak to your consultant, please do not believe out of date information and incorrect statistics on the Internet.
There’s a great blog here which I recommend you read if you are facing the surgery:
It basically states the many incorrect facts that are often used on these scaremongering websites and articles and states the truth in response.
Hope this helps someone.
I had scoliosis surgery in 2010 and blog about my experiences living with scoliosis. My aim is to raise awareness of scoliosis and help and inspire others with the condition.