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    FYI to you all, I read somewhere a while back...

    FYI to you all, I read somewhere a while back that the reason why Milwaukee braces are becoming, or have become rare, is because the studies showed that most of the upper curves that are high in the...
  2. Well, I'm no doctor by any stretch of the...

    Well, I'm no doctor by any stretch of the imagination, but what I've read, the studies have shown that carrying book bags, pocketbooks, etc, have nothing to do with causing scoliosis. If your...
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    Stephanie, you are wise beyond your years. It's...

    Stephanie, you are wise beyond your years. It's wonderful that you have such a positive attitude! I love your poem.
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    I can't resist adding my two cents here. First of...

    I can't resist adding my two cents here. First of all, your brother in-law's surgery was done at a small town hospital without the benefit of a spine specialist to do the surgery, is it possible that...
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    From what I understand, in many cases, doctors...

    From what I understand, in many cases, doctors are looking for the point where there will be minimal effect to the spinal growth, not when bone growth has stopped. I believe that in many cases, at...
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    Sharon, I'm not going to tell you that you or...

    Sharon, I'm not going to tell you that you or your doctor are right or wrong, but I offer this bit of info from the BBC series "Teen Species". You can check out the website based on the series at...
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    Well, I see there's a lot of debate over...

    Well, I see there's a lot of debate over statistics here. As a person who as gathered some info on scoliosis (as a hobby of sorts) let me add a couple of thoughts. I think everyone has come to the...
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    I too will add my 2 cents here. Sharon, Mary Lou,...

    I too will add my 2 cents here. Sharon, Mary Lou, and Pam have hit the nail on the head as it were. It's not likely that he doesn't know about your brace. He likes you for what's on the inside...
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    The first thing is to ask when were the last set...

    The first thing is to ask when were the last set of x-rays? The next thing is to see a pulmonologist about this and see if you can get a pulmonary function test. Before doing that, I would suggest...
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    Bethany, I kind of know what you're going through...

    Bethany, I kind of know what you're going through as I was on the other end of it. I was very sick as a kid and had a number of operations to include my heart and urinary system plus a little more....
  11. Hey Pam, take it easy, lighten up.:cool::):)

    Hey Pam, take it easy, lighten up.:cool::):)
  12. Let me see if I can help here. I'm only going by...

    Let me see if I can help here. I'm only going by stuff that I've read before. There were posts that I've read about someone's rod(s) bending. What's happening here is very similar to that of a joint...
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    Hi Laura, you seem to emphasize the idea that the...

    Hi Laura, you seem to emphasize the idea that the indentation is very small. Could it be that you two are actually looking just below the end of the zyphoid process (sternum)? If this were related to...
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    Hey Sarah, hang in there. Perhaps you, and/or...

    Hey Sarah, hang in there. Perhaps you, and/or your mom could put together some questions that you have from the last visit and could try to either ask the doctor, or someone from their staff over the...
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    Sariberri, I know you must be very scared right...

    Sariberri, I know you must be very scared right now and this is the time when parents come in real handy. I suspect that there might be some info missing, stuff that you perhaps didn't hear, or...
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    It's not real likely, but you may want to have...

    It's not real likely, but you may want to have them run an MRI on the area of your child's spine below this recurring lesion. It's possible, but not real likely that she may have a minor problem...
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    To all whom have posted on this thread and are...

    To all whom have posted on this thread and are interested, here are a couple of links that while confusing, might be a bit interesting.
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    Pam, Sharon, you are both correct, and I was not...

    Pam, Sharon, you are both correct, and I was not trying to suggest that we not say anything. I had hoped that I was clear enough in the idea that perhaps things could be toned down just a tad, I:E...
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    One of the other things that I wanted to suggest...

    One of the other things that I wanted to suggest is not to eliminate the biting sarcasm and humor as it's funny most times and a great way to have a laugh, but perhaps we could keep it down to a...
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    Oh gee, was I talking about scoliosis? ...

    Oh gee, was I talking about scoliosis? :rolleyes: :D

    Okay seriously here, no I have not had to deal with scoliosis, but I do deal with having obstructive sleep apnea. There are parallels here...
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    I feel the need to put my two cents in here. I...

    I feel the need to put my two cents in here. I doubt that having a section here on non-surgical methods has anything to do with lending credibility to them, but to our first amendment and the freedom...
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    Hey Dawn, it's always tough to hear the news that...

    Hey Dawn, it's always tough to hear the news that you or someone close to you needs surgery. I would contact that surgeon and get the info on your son's curves. I would also consider trying let your...
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    I think that your primary MD may be mixed up....

    I think that your primary MD may be mixed up. Deformation of the spine or rib cage would compress the heart and lungs and restrict their capacity thus the restrictive lung disease. Glad to hear about...
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    Luvdanet, I may be able to help a little bit...

    Luvdanet, I may be able to help a little bit here. You say you are 56, are, or were you a smoker? Is your BMI in the average range or is it very high? BMI is weight divided by height squared times...
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    As said, it's a good way to find out who your...

    As said, it's a good way to find out who your "real" friends are. Right now, most kids are reacting to the newness of it. It's probably much less common to see a person in a spinal brace than to see...
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