View Full Version : 8month old 20% in thorasic 30% in lumbar

03-14-2005, 12:56 PM
I just found out my 8 mth old daughter has scoliosis. 20% in thorasic area and a 30% in her lumbar area.is that a double curve? and if anyone can let me know what to expect for the doctors and anything I sould ask them in treating her?
JoAnna :confused:

03-14-2005, 01:56 PM
Hi Joanna,
I am 13 years old and I was diagnosed at the age of 6. I believe your daughter has a double curve. I do as well only mine is more severe (much more) and I will be having surgery on April 26th to correct the curves. When you go to the orthopaedist they might take some x-rays and then (this is what happens when I go to mine) we talk about the x-rays. Your doctor will probably talk about your treatment options (right now I would say it would probably be a brace or just observing the curve to see what it will do). Make sure that you ask if the doctor is used to treating such young children. Ask about anything that you have any questions about, if you aren't clear about something he/she says, don't be shy to ask him/her to clarify it. They won't mind. I believe that www.iscoliosis.com has a question sheet where you can find some questions to ask the doctor. Good luck to you and your daughter!

03-14-2005, 02:54 PM
Hi JoAnna...

It sounds like your daughter has Infantile Scoliosis, and has a double curve. Have the doctors mentioned whether it's congenital or idiopathic?

I suggest that you post in the PARENTS forum (tp://www.scoliosis.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=100), where you'll find other parents in the same situation.


03-14-2005, 08:19 PM
thanks both of you for the info