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Changes in body shape and back movementCChanges in body shape and back movementChanges in body shape and back movementEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesTeen (13-18 years)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZJanet Ahier, RN, BScN, MN, ONC;Sandra Donaldson, BA;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC88.00000000000004.00000000000000308.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Scoliosis surgery may result in a drastic change of your spine and posture. Read accounts of what it was like to adjust after having scoliosis surgery.</p><div class="asset-video"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8MhzLG6_G9I?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe> <br></div><p>When you have your surgery, your spine will be straighter right away. But it takes longer for the rest of your body to get used to its new position. You may notice that one of your shoulders is higher than the other or that your neck tilts to one side. Or you may find that one hip sticks out more than the other. This is normal, but eventually your body will straighten itself out.</p>
Changements dans la silhouette et les mouvements du dosCChangements dans la silhouette et les mouvements du dosChanges in body shape and back movementFrenchOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesTeen (13-18 years)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZJanet Ahier, RN, BScN, MN, ONC;Sandra Donaldson, BA;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC88.00000000000004.00000000000000308.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Une opération pour la scoliose peut constituer un changement radical dans ta posture et ta colonne. Ici, tu peux lire des témoignages sur l’ajustement après une opération pour la scoliose.</p><p>Quand l’opération sera terminée, la colonne sera plus droite immédiatement. Mais il faut plus longtemps au reste du corps pour s’habituer à sa nouvelle position. Tu pourrais remarquer que l’une de tes épaules est plus haute que l’autre, ou que ton cou dévie d’un côté, ou encore, qu’une hanche ressort sur un côté. C’est normal, mais après un bout de temps, ton corps s’ajustera. </p>

 

 

Changes in body shape and back movement2804.00000000000Changes in body shape and back movementChanges in body shape and back movementCEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesTeen (13-18 years)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZJanet Ahier, RN, BScN, MN, ONC;Sandra Donaldson, BA;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC88.00000000000004.00000000000000308.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Scoliosis surgery may result in a drastic change of your spine and posture. Read accounts of what it was like to adjust after having scoliosis surgery.</p><div class="asset-video"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8MhzLG6_G9I?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe> <br></div><p>When you have your surgery, your spine will be straighter right away. But it takes longer for the rest of your body to get used to its new position. You may notice that one of your shoulders is higher than the other or that your neck tilts to one side. Or you may find that one hip sticks out more than the other. This is normal, but eventually your body will straighten itself out.</p><h2>Changes in your body shape</h2><p>Here is what some teens said about their body shape after surgery.</p><p> <em>"You wouldn’t think that you’d be able to tell that all of a sudden you’re straight. But you feel different. Your muscles really don’t want to move. You need reassurance that it’s going to go away. It does go away after a couple of weeks or so."</em></p><div class="callout2"><p> <em>"When I had my surgery, I was so crooked when I would sit up. And when I got home I was afraid – I didn’t even want to put on clothes, like my normal clothes that usually fit. I wanted to wear baggy pants and baggy shirts and it was just so embarrassing because one shoulder would be like this (higher than the other) and my hips were all crooked. But it was okay, it went away really fast."</em></p></div><p> <em>"I remember when I came home from surgery, I’d always be walking with my head leaned to the side and since I lived with my grandma she would say "What’s wrong with you?" So, now that’s gone away. But sometimes if I’m like depressed, I’ll be like walking like that again."</em></p><p> <em>"Right after surgery, for some reason one of my shoulders was pushed up. My mom was like, ‘Why is your shoulder higher? Is there some problem?’ It ended up going away."</em></p><div class="callout2"><p> <em>"I lay in my bed and I felt like I was lying crooked but I wasn’t. I was like, ‘Mom, can you help me turn?’ Like, I couldn’t move myself right, so I’m like, ‘Put me straight, I feel crooked.’ And my mom’s like, ‘You’re straight.’"</em></p></div> <p> <em>"My ribcage stuck out here and that was the main thing that I wanted to go away. They said, yeah it will go away, and it did."</em></p><p> <em>"I just generally felt like I was more straight and taller, about half an inch taller. It’s an adjustment. Even walking at first felt a little weird because my body had never been in that position before. It was awkward, not necessarily painful."</em></p>