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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    06-15-2019, 01:09 PM
    I don't want to get too far off the topic of Shriners taking blood money from animal abuse but it has to stop. I am trying to help get this word...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    06-15-2019, 09:41 AM
    Thanks for that post, Ed. Well said. I support Wildlife SOS based in India. These guys think BIG. They didn't just want to save some dancing...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    06-15-2019, 09:10 AM
    The amounts of animal cruelty on a "global" scale throughout history are mind boggling.....People have lacked compassion, understanding, and empathy...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    06-13-2019, 10:17 PM
    https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/06/13/shriners-circus-not-performing-in-pittsburgh/?fbclid=IwAR3K5Y4CaJighN-q750_2_RCKUkHjVsK7FEnZUzIAno6nvpdZPTE...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    06-10-2019, 10:20 AM
    titaniumed replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    Sharon, I knew you would get a kick out of that. And yes, its serious. Extremely serious. The cruise ship sickness scenarios sound like...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    06-10-2019, 09:45 AM
    Don, I know of one member here that had a shunt installed as a teen. This was a long long time ago....She didn't have any problems with it. Your...
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  • Eddie Sand's Avatar
    06-09-2019, 11:52 AM
    Date of surgery: January 7, 1960 Age at the time: 10 years, 3 months Hospital: Geisinger MC, Danville, PA Surgeons: Dr. Leonard Bush, Dr. George...
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  • Eddie Sand's Avatar
    06-09-2019, 10:20 AM
    A long time ago (1959) I was diagnosed with severe idiopathic dorsal scoliosis and underwent (very successfully) the "heavy duty" treatment (body...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    06-09-2019, 07:52 AM
    Pooka1 replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    I think I found the point of confusion... you are using compensatory curve to mean a structural curve that was previously non structural. I am using...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    06-09-2019, 06:15 AM
    PSA... this is the Facebook tethering group... https://www.facebook.com/groups/ScoliosisTethering/ There are a bunch of ones with "tethering"...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    06-08-2019, 02:24 PM
    Pooka1 replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    How EXACTLY is ASC different than tethering? It looks and sounds like the same based on this page with the exception of surgical access point. ...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    06-08-2019, 01:00 PM
    I am reluctant to post about vertebral body tethering because I think people should go to the Facebook page on it (not the chiro pages) but Braun is...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    06-08-2019, 10:45 AM
    Pooka1 replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    I actually did laugh out loud at this! Although it isn't technically funny. My husband goes to the DR several times a year on business and...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    06-08-2019, 10:35 AM
    titaniumed replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    https://www.stlouischildrens.org/health-resources/pulse/pros-and-cons-vertebral-body-tethering-scoliosis Interesting that he mentions possible...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    06-07-2019, 09:59 AM
    Pooka1 replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    I can't look at the FB site because it is closed and I have no reason to join. Instead I read Spine articles, read SRS and IMAST and POSNA...
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  • burdle's Avatar
    06-07-2019, 09:01 AM
    burdle replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    I suggest you take a look at the Facebook sites. certainly not everyone who has VBT has a compensatory structural curve. When I was 30 I ONLY had...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    06-07-2019, 06:05 AM
    Pooka1 replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    Forgot to address this. "Newton is completely impartial regarding VBT now- ( motives not known)" i don't understand what you are saying here....
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    06-07-2019, 12:17 AM
    titaniumed replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    Unless you have Dingo timing, (Perfect timing) and your kid has scoliosis, the only way to make sure you get that chance is to be active and seeing a...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    06-06-2019, 09:35 PM
    Pooka1 replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    It seems like this is really trying to thread a needle by getting a kid with just the right amount of growth left... too much and there is...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    06-06-2019, 09:07 PM
    titaniumed replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    Its only huge for the perfect tethering candidate that misses that chance. For an 11 year old, when you think about growing rods and all the...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    06-06-2019, 01:21 PM
    Pooka1 replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    If it has got to be better than fusion then why are they studying it and why is fusion still the gold standard? It sounds like it will pan out for a...
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  • Pooka1's Avatar
    06-06-2019, 01:16 PM
    Pooka1 replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    As far as I know, functional and compensatory are entirely synonymous. Tethering does not generally straighten the non structural lumbar as much...
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  • spine_problems's Avatar
    06-06-2019, 01:03 PM
    Thanks for your opinion, I appreciate it. It’s sometimes quite helpful to get a second opinion from someone other than family and doctors. I think...
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  • burdle's Avatar
    06-06-2019, 09:51 AM
    burdle replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    No its earlier - especially in girls. VBT is done when plenty of growth left - before the final growth spurt
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  • burdle's Avatar
    06-06-2019, 09:48 AM
    burdle replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    Yes they do but this is when they don't anticipate enough growth left for VBT
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  • burdle's Avatar
    06-06-2019, 09:46 AM
    burdle replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    Hi- you are fusing Functional scoliosis with Compensatory. Functional scoliosis is a different TYPE of scoliosis- it is where there is no...
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  • burdle's Avatar
    06-06-2019, 09:34 AM
    burdle replied to a thread My niece in Adolescent
    Missing the tethering window is huge as VBT has got to be the better option to fusion. It is much less invasive and leaves the spine flexible. The...
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  • judyk's Avatar
    06-05-2019, 04:40 PM
    Dr. Hostin is with Southwest Scoliosis Institute in Plano with two other physicians that were formerly with Baylor Scoliosis Center. I had follow up...
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  • Lougirl's Avatar
    06-05-2019, 04:17 PM
    Hi, I am 74 yr old who had t3-s1 surgery on 2/6/18. I have had excruciating pain on the right low back for 16 months. I had a diagnostic iliac screw...
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