My 16 yr. old daughter is having spinal fusion after learning of her 50 degree off-alignment curve due to scoliosis. She has not suffered hardly any pain, due to her dancing and overall good health and core strength. She is an avid dancer (for the past 12 years) and on 2 dance teams and decided to sit out this season to have the surgery in hopes that she can return to dancing for her last year of highschool before college. My question is, are there any dancers out there who have had the surgery and what were their outcomes and ability to return to it afterwards? We have been assured by her doctor she can resume dance after healing, no earlier than 6 months after surgery. I am also concerned with pain and after-care. Her pre-op visit is coming up, but wanted any information from people who have been through this or know someone who has...View Thread
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