Adult Scoliosis Sample Cases

Pre-op: Case 1

• 36 year old female, 4’9″, was born in India and raised in Kuwait. She moved to the U.S. in 1997
• Diagnosed with polio in Kuwait as a child, which  caused paralysis in her right leg
• In Kuwait, she was also diagnosis with scoliosis.  Specialist didn’t recommend surgery
• While in Florida, she also met with other spine  specialist and didn’t get any treatment
• In the Fall of 2009, she met Dr. Cronen and had her spine  surgery in December 2009

Post-op: Case 1

• 2 years post-op
• She is a busy mom caring for her 2 year old and is a full-time CPA

From The Patient

Hi! My name is Lizette. I was born in India, raised in Kuwait, and move to the U.S in 1997. I had polio as a child which caused paralysis in my right leg and muscle weakness all over my body. I have been wearing a KAFO (leg brace) since, which helps me walk. I was also diagnosed with Scoliosis when I was very little. I can’t remember how old I was but was never treated for it. I saw a spine specialist, in Kuwait where I grew up, when I was about 20 years old. He told me that he didn’t recommend surgery because my back only hurt occasionally and I didn’t look like I had scoliosis. That was the extent that I went with seeing a doctor about my back.

I lived with Scoliosis as it got worse and so did the pain. It wasn’t until 2009 that I decided to see a doctor because the pain became unbearable. I couldn’t sit, stand, walk, or lie down without hurting […]
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