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jc_luvagirl
11-25-2003, 03:33 PM
i just realized this and now it made me start wonderin...so only girls have scoliosis, or guys too? coz then, it would be quite nice to be a guy then. no risk there.

Carmell
11-25-2003, 03:56 PM
There are several "guys" on this board who have scoliosis. It is not gender specific. However, there are more girls than boys who have adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS, the most common type). I have a teenage daughter with AIS and an 8yr old SON with congenital scoliosis. His is by far more hazardous to his health than my daughter's is to her. Yes, boys do get scoliosis.

ladyliz
01-26-2004, 01:54 PM
hey, i used 2 wunder the same thing, my doc said that is was less oftenly seen in guys, isnt it unfair?!?!?! hey, if anyone would like to talk about a brace email me.
~Liz Hanson

bgheiz01
10-22-2005, 11:01 PM
it is not fair at all that we need a brace more than boys! i can't believe it! i haven't gotn my brace yet though, because i just found out that i needed one on tues. i cant wait to fix my 35 degree curve. how long did it take 4 ur brace to come in? :cool:

MadamMim16
10-23-2005, 10:36 AM
My dad has scoliosis (but not bad enough for a brace or anything), i guess that's where i got it from LOL! :rolleyes:

bgheiz01
10-23-2005, 11:39 AM
not one of my family members have scoliosis or back problems, so i'm one of a kind! :D

cloggerx3
10-23-2005, 08:27 PM
me too. like none of my family members have it. its crazyyy

bgheiz01
10-24-2005, 11:27 AM
seriously! :cool:

Cloudy
07-30-2006, 11:39 AM
Hey
Im the only one in my family as I know and Im the only left handed!! :p

The Slice
07-30-2006, 12:22 PM
I think I remember seeing something somewhere that said that the reason why the incidence of scoliosis is so much higher in girls is because they tend to have a much shorter, faster growth spurt in puberty. This stands to reason since most cases AIS are found during or just after the growth spurt.