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    SRS Member Publishes Breakthrough Study on Bracing in Scoliosis

    This is the post on the Scoliosis Research Society's website;

    Dr. Stuart Weinstein recently reported the results of the NIH-funded Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Trial (BrAIST) at the...
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    Vote for Scoliosis & Miss NC

    Vote for scoliosis!

    Miss North Carolina, Katherine Southard, is a scoliosis patient and NSF Angel Brigade Ambassador and she needs your help!

    With your vote, Katherine and her Scoliosis...
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    Hello to you too SLS! It was a pleasure to be...

    Hello to you too SLS!

    It was a pleasure to be with you all in Novi. I am blessed to do what I do, and I am very grateful that your orthopedist asked me to join him for the occasion. You are...
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    Thank you for your kind words.

    Thank you for your kind words.
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    [QUOTE=mariaf;78528] Hi Mariaf, In the...

    Hi Mariaf,

    In the spirit of stating fact, the following is my actual email response in August 2008 regarding this issue;

    In response to your email I would like to assure you that both the...
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    txmarinemom

    [QUOTE=txmarinemom;77652]Points I've made all along, NMFB. This thread was started by Joe in the first place because I asked questions about alliances and hawking certain treatments; I think it's a...
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    Dear NMFB, I have been travelling and tied up...

    Dear NMFB,

    I have been travelling and tied up with other programs so I am not up to date on the postings in this thread. However, I welcome the opportunity to speak with you to learn more about...
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    Setting the Record Straight

    In the previous SpineCor 59 Year old thread my name was mentioned several times, and false and misleading remarks were inappropriately made against me. ClickHere!.

    I'd like to clarify a few...
  9. New Calendars

    There are two new calendars available:

    1. Surgery & Bracing Dates

    All registered members can now post their scheduled surgical or bracing treatment dates.

    Please be mindful that this...
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    Physical Therapy Methods

    April Showers:

    There are some specific definitive physical therapy methods that are designed for treatment of people with scoliosis such as Schroth, SEAS, FITS, and Dobosiewicz.

    These methods...
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    Welcome to "Dressing Your Curves"

    Welcome to this new topic titled, “Dressing Your Curves”. I am pleased to introduce Moira Lion, a young woman from California who wore a brace for her scoliosis. Moira’s struggles with her brace, her...
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    Dear LaurensMom: First of all, I want to thank...

    Dear LaurensMom:

    First of all, I want to thank you for joining the Forum and congratulate you for being our 1,000th member!

    More importantly, I want to let you know that your experience is...
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    Dear Tom: I am glad you find this website...

    Dear Tom:

    I am glad you find this website helpful. I want to clarify however that I am a patient (as well as a son of a patient and the parent of three patients) like most people on this forum,...
  14. Thread: Help

    by Joe O'Brien
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    Janet you really are awesome! Your description...

    Janet you really are awesome!

    Your description of how you are feeling with your new brace is incredibly real and speaks for hundreds of other people like yourself.

    Hang in there. Despite the...
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    SPineCor straps

    Gill:

    Regarding the straps and toileting, SpineCor has a leotard style bodysuit made of cotton which has a snap panel with two channels for the crotch straps.

    In order to go to the bathroom...
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    Poll: procedures

    Linda:

    For this poll, if it is an anterior/posterior surgery on the same day then it would be one procedure. If is staged on different days then it would be two procedures.

    If someone requires...
  17. Poll: Linda: I agree but the polling options are...

    Linda:

    I agree but the polling options are limited. So I thought I would take it one step at a time. Although I agree that acupuncture is popular and perhaps should replace one of the less popular...
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    Poll: How was your scoliosis first detected?

    My own scoliosis was detected through an xray I had because of a high school football injury. One of my children was detected in a school screening, one by a pediatrician, and one by us.

    Please...
  19. Poll: What forms of Non Surgical Treatments have you tried?

    I would like to get an overview of the various treatments patients have tried for their scoliosis, whether it was for pain management, holding or reducing the curve, or just to look and feel better....
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    Poll: How many Spine Surgeries have you had?

    We are trying to get a profile of the number of spine surgeries members have had for scoliosis. Please help us by repsonding to the poll. A procedure would include inititial fusion, subsequent...
  21. Thread: Discogram

    by Joe O'Brien
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    Poll: Lumbar Discography

    Four spinal surgeries were certainly no picnic to go through, but the most painful procedure I ever experienced by far was a lumbar discography to determine whether or not my L5 disc was healthy.
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    Free Care For Children

    Something worth looking into:

    Any child under age 18 may be able to get free care for scoliosis at the Shriners Hospitals. You do not have to be affiliated to Shriners, financial status is not...
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    Your reply

    Ann:

    Yes, I got your reply but you sent it as a private message rather than a public post such as this one. I also responded back to you as a private message so you can go to your profile (usercp)...
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    SpineCor

    Dear Gill:

    My son Keith, who is now 17 and the youngest of my five children, wore the SpineCor brace for approximately 2 years. He has been out of the brace for more than 6 months now and his...
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    Eye of the Beholder

    Hi Oceanbluff:

    I had my first two surgeries in the Mass Hospital School in Canton and remained there from October 1966 to September 1967. Literally the entire 16th year of my life.

    It is almost...
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