Jamie was born with Congenital Scoliosis. She didn't begin to have too many issues until she was about 13. She has seen an orthopedics surgeon since the age of 15 months. Jamie has undergone three mils surgeries (club foot, tethered spinal cord as well as surgery to stop the growth of the femur) all Scoliosis related. It was about two years ago that Jamie started experiencing more pain than she could handle. At that time Jamie and her mother, Deanna were in search of an Orthopedic physician they could trust. After three, they finally found a physician in Miami who was an absolute God send! They scheduled the surgery for October of 2013. Jamie ended up having an 11 hr surgery and made it thru just fine until two days later she lost all movement as well as feeling in her legs. The MRI showed a piece of bone had gotten loose and lodged in her spinal canal. Emergency surgery was performed and again she came out fine. The next day she had the physical therapy team come in to get her out of bed. Jamie went to sit up and got excruciating headaches. Come to find out, she was having spinal fluid drainage and experiencing spinal headaches. She had to stay flat on her back for four days straight until they subsided. Putting her farther behind in recovery. Losing strength was the biggest problem because her muscles started experiencing atrophy. 2 more days passed and Jamie was ready to walk. She had zero strength so the Ortho doctors made her braces for her legs. Again, three days later Jamie's incision started looking red and was oozing. She was getting a staph infection. Another emergency surgery was performed. According to Deanna, her mother, this was the toughest part of the whole experience. Jamie was so weak and the doctors were worried. Three hours of surgery again set her even farther behind with walking. After weeks of strong antibiotics from the infectious disease doctors, Jamie was beginning to show progress. After a five weeks in the hospital Jamie and Deanna returned home. Luckily Deanna works in physical therapy and they worked every day to get her strong. She's come so far, yet has so far to go still. Her mother says "She's such a strong lil lady. She is my hero, my strength and my idol. This girl is one tough cookie. God had put her to the true test and she came out shining. What a way to spend her 18th birthday... in a hospital bed. It's getting better, but it really took a lot out of her. " During our session Jamie was a real trooper, smiling every step of the way. She really is a strong, beautiful young lady and it was such an honor to be able to work with her.
For more information about Congenital Scoliosis: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00576
Congenital scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that is caused by a defect that was present at birth. It occurs in only 1 in 10,000 newborns and is much less common than the type of scoliosis that begins in adolescence.
Children with congenital scoliosis sometimes have other health issues, such as kidney or bladder problems.
Even though congenital scoliosis is present at birth, it is sometimes impossible to see any spine problems until a child reaches adolescence
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