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  1. I doubt very much that a spinal tap could cause...

    I doubt very much that a spinal tap could cause scoliosis... however, I do know that a laminectomy (in which they remove the back bones of the vertbra that go over the spinal cord) may as it can...
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    Robert, glad to hear they were able to help...

    Robert, glad to hear they were able to help Spencer out and make him feel good again! A smile is a beautiful thing :)
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    Hi Dave. Like Carmell's son, my son Billy has...

    Hi Dave. Like Carmell's son, my son Billy has congenital scoliosis and has had two tethered cord releases, one at 4 months old and the other at 6 when we did his spinal fusion. It was retethered,...
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    Billy has multiple congenital birth defects,...

    Billy has multiple congenital birth defects, several of which affect his GI issues along with the scoliosis. That said, like Spencer, his eating has improved nicely after the fusion surgery. ...
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    You get through it one day at a time! You focus...

    You get through it one day at a time! You focus on all that is right, and enjoy the lovely baby she is... :D Some people get overwhelmed knowing what CAN happen, some people NEED to know all the...
  6. Good luck to Sam's daughter!

    Sam, good luck to your daughter for her upcoming surgery. Dr. Boachie is pretty amazing, I've seen some of his work on the Discovery Channel programs for Surgery Saved my Life and another case where...
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    Hi Sarah. I would want a neurosurgeon (ped) to...

    Hi Sarah. I would want a neurosurgeon (ped) to look at the films also, they are better at looking for subtle things a radiologist might miss, since spinal cords are their specialty instead of having...
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    Glad to hear you are home safe, I checked your...

    Glad to hear you are home safe, I checked your blog out too... not so fun to have to deal with two patients that you want to be with at the same time! I'm sure you're happy to have everyone home :)
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    Corina, while kyphosis might not be the primary...

    Corina, while kyphosis might not be the primary target of most veptr operations, if done correctly by an experienced ortho, it CAN be used to treat some cases of kyphosis. A friend of mine's son had...
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    [QUOTE=emmasmum] research into mid-line...

    [QUOTE=emmasmum] research into mid-line haemangiomas. She said that the birthmark, the scoliosis, muscle weakness and constipation ....

    I had to fight to get her seen at Great Ormond St in London,...
  11. Haha, we do... ;) Good luck with the...

    Haha, we do... ;)

    Good luck with the appointment this month! Glad the MRI showed no problems :D
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    My son Billy has congenital scoliosis (fusion...

    My son Billy has congenital scoliosis (fusion T11- sacrum at 6 years old) and there is no one else in our family with it. Usually it is idiopathic scoliosis that runs in families. The only time...
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    pictures of xray

    Do you have a copy of the xray? I request copies when they take Billy's, and I have a file of them at home. Then I tape the xray to our overhead fluorescent light in the kitchen and then take a...
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    Also have 5 year-old son w/scoliosis

    Kim, welcome! I'm new here myself, although my five year old son has had congenital scoliosis for several years. He has a forty degree C curve, but it is stable, and is mainly to balance out a...
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    Congenital scoliosis

    My son Billy has congenital scoliosis also, from a tilted pelvis and hemivertebrae. He has a 40 degree lumbar C curve. He also has multiple birth defects as a part of Caudal Regression...
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    Hi Wendy. My son Billy has mild scoliosis (40)...

    Hi Wendy. My son Billy has mild scoliosis (40) from congenital birth defects (tilted pelvis, hemivertebrae, leg length discrepancy), and has seen Dr. Bowen since two months of age for that, his...
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