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    You and Willow will be in my thoughts tomorrow,...

    You and Willow will be in my thoughts tomorrow, for her to have a successful surgery and speedy recovery.
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    Thank you, Ailea and Mamandcrm, for sharing your...

    Thank you, Ailea and Mamandcrm, for sharing your great news! And congratulations to your daughters too! :)
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    Hi Mamamax Thank you for sharing your Spinecor...

    Hi Mamamax
    Thank you for sharing your Spinecor success story. I am so happy for you, that your curves have improved and that your pain has also decreased! :)
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    I just sent you a PM

    I just sent you a PM
  5. Hey Sharon When we were told that it is...

    Hey Sharon
    When we were told that it is impossible to improve the curve of an adult spine, I believe our orthos were referring to bracing. None of them believed that exercises could improve...
  6. Hi Sharon We don't think that exercise has...

    Hi Sharon
    We don't think that exercise has "permanently" decreased our daughter’s curve - I believe if she were to stop doing the exercises, it is likely that some or all of the "correction" would...
  7. Hi Sharon The original Dec 2007 xray was read by...

    Hi Sharon
    The original Dec 2007 xray was read by 3 different Orthopedic Surgeons (45T, 48T and 50T) so we chose the middle number to use when referring to the original thoracic curve measurement,...
  8. Hi Dingo I met Dr Mooney in December 2007. That...

    Hi Dingo
    I met Dr Mooney in December 2007. That is the month when my daughter was diagnosed with scoliosis (30L, 48T, 28C and Riser 4) and we were told she was on the borderline for surgery so I...
  9. Hi JMayor My 16 year old daughter was first...

    Hi JMayor
    My 16 year old daughter was first diagnosed with Scoliosis in Dec 2007, with a 48 degree thoracic curve. Our orthos said to "wait and see" for a year, to see if she would then need...
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    Hi Mamamax I am able to open the Kyphosis:...

    Hi Mamamax
    I am able to open the Kyphosis: Physiotherapy & bracing file.
    Try this: Click on the link on the SOSORT site. When the pop up asks "Do you want to Open or Save this file?", choose...
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    Hi Concerned Dad I just found this recent SOSORT...

    Hi Concerned Dad
    I just found this recent SOSORT presentation that has an opinion on your question.
    Efficacy of bracing immediately after the end of growth: final results of a retrospective case...
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    Hi Ruth Thank you for sharing your good news. ...

    Hi Ruth
    Thank you for sharing your good news. What a relief that Esme's curves have remained stable the past 6 months!
    Please keep us updated and let us know if you try the Schroth program this...
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    Hi Jenny's mom We live in San Diego too. My 15...

    Hi Jenny's mom
    We live in San Diego too. My 15 year old daughter wears a Cheneau-like brace which was made in LA and we are pleased with the results so far. www.thelabrace.com I believe it is a...
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    My daughter has been doing schroth exercises for...

    My daughter has been doing schroth exercises for a year and she has had positive results. Send me a PM if you have specific questions and I'd be glad to share.
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    Hang in there, T Nizzle. My daughter started...

    Hang in there, T Nizzle. My daughter started wearing her brace last February and I remember her in tears the first few days. But after a few weeks, her body adjusted and she got used to it. My...
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    I will send you a PM

    I will send you a PM
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    Our ortho just moved to Colorado from California....

    Our ortho just moved to Colorado from California. We really liked him.
    Here is his contact info:
    Shay Bess MD Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Colorado Spine & Scoliosis Institute
    8500 Park Meadows...
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    Hi Gayle My daughter was very uncomfortable...

    Hi Gayle

    My daughter was very uncomfortable sleeping in her brace at first too. Her largest curve is the right Thoracic curve so the brace places most pressure against her right side (seems...
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    Hi Scolimom2 My daughter had a cheneau type...

    Hi Scolimom2
    My daughter had a cheneau type brace made by Gez Bowman in February and we highly recommend him. We also live in San diego and have seen both Dr Newton at Children's and Dr Bess. ...
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    Bish - We read the book and found it very...

    Bish - We read the book and found it very informative and helpful, but didn't know exactly what exercises and how our daughter should do them from the book alone. By reading it before meeting with a...
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    Hi Mike We had my daughter's cheneau brace made...

    Hi Mike
    We had my daughter's cheneau brace made in Los Angeles in February and here is the website www.thelabrace.com . I searched the forum and I believe these NSF Forum folks used Luke to make...
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    Wow, thank goodness for insurance in the US! I...

    Wow, thank goodness for insurance in the US! I was surprised to see how much the surgeries cost here! My 14 year old daughter has scoliosis (48T, 35-L) and our doctors have said to "wait and see"...
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    My daughter's Schroth Physical Therapist showed...

    My daughter's Schroth Physical Therapist showed Lauren what exercises she CAN do vs which ones she should NOT do. My daughter is a competitive swimmer, and the swimming is fine, but there were some...
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    This book should be a good reference: Scoliosis...

    This book should be a good reference:
    Scoliosis and the Human Spine by Martha Hawes
    You can buy it from http://www.scoliosis.org/store/books.php
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    Hi there. After much research, we decided to...

    Hi there.
    After much research, we decided to take the Schroth exercise treatment approach for my daughter and the cost was $100 an hour. We have been pleased with the results. We live in San...
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