The posterior approach for
scoliosis surgery is done from the back of the body.
It involves making a long, straight incision into the back and moving aside the
back muscles to reveal the spine.
Rods, wires, hooks, or screws are attached to the spine in various
ways. The spine is repositioned and held in place with these mechanisms while
the new bone surface fuses. Bone grafts, often taken from the person's pelvic
bone or ribs, are put in place to help the spinal bones fuse together in a
permanent position over time.
You never truly appreciate your back and all it does for you -- until it starts to hurt. Then every move brings a symphony of agony, until all you want to do is make your back pain stop.
The bones, muscles, and joints that make up your back are among your body's biggest support systems. When any part of that system is weakened or injured, it becomes harder for your back to bear your weight.
Up to 80% of adults have low back pain at some point in their lives. Instead of resorting to back pain treatment...