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jhorste
01-05-2005, 01:13 PM
I am doing research for a class and my topic is juvenile/adolescent scoliosis. I would like to find out -

How old were you were diagnosed?
Was it through school or doctor?
Your gender?
Observation/Brace/ or surgery?

Thanks for your help
Jenn

lin515
01-05-2005, 01:53 PM
hello,
My daughter was 9 years old at time of diagnosis. It was actually picked up on an x-ray for pneumonia. She had a 12 degree curve, we observed and she is now 11 with a 43 upper curve and a 35 lower curve. We will be doing surgery this year. Hope this helps good luck with the project.

Linda

ANIMAL LOVER12
01-05-2005, 06:00 PM
I can answer your questions.
1. How old were you when you were diagnosed~ I was six years old
2.Was it through your school or doctor~ Doctor. they don't do checks for it in scholls whre I live
3.Your gwnder~girl
4.Observation brace or surgery~ I was fisrt observed then braced now I am having surgery so all of the above.

Hope this helped!

stormeygal
01-05-2005, 07:18 PM
Ok here goes!
1. I was 12 but we thought nothing of it.
2. Here's the funny thing! I fell on my side when it was muddy and rainy and my back hurt so I got exrays at the chiropractor. They told me I had scoliosis, but my family didn't get worked up because I had just gone through a screening at school and they didn't detect it. I then went throught another screening and again they didn't see it. Then I got a brace so now I'm exscused from the screenings!
3. Female
4. I wear a Bostan Brace. I have had it for a year and two months yesterday. Luckily, the brace is working SO well, my doctor doesn't think I'll need surgery and he also thinks that I'm probably on my last stretch!

If I can assist you in any other way you can contact me at:
art2cool@yahoo.com
!!!