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    George--I know exactly how you feel--being put...

    George--I know exactly how you feel--being put down for not having surgery...I have another thread on here asking people to look into alternatives. I like chiropractors, they have been friends of my...
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    I'm 5'9" on a good day when gravity hasn't hit my...

    I'm 5'9" on a good day when gravity hasn't hit my spine yet...I'm also almost 19, I think I quit growing about age 14, and I started my period 4 months before I turned 13. But I've been "abnormally"...
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    Actually I have questions about that, too...My...

    Actually I have questions about that, too...My aunt has scoliosis and she said it was really hard...she was on bed rest and her hips popped out of place. Mine do now, and I'm not pregnant. When I...
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    Thank you for the positive words, but I never...

    Thank you for the positive words, but I never said my curve is 90 degrees...what I said was, something to the fact, I've never let myself find out the actually degrees, because if it was 90 degrees,...
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    I apologize for offending you--that was never my...

    I apologize for offending you--that was never my intention...
    This is a thread I started and have a right to state my opinion, but ever since I wrote it, I have been put down and made to defend...
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    No, I had never heard of CMT. I'm not too...

    No, I had never heard of CMT. I'm not too familiar with things outside of more well known generalized problems. You made me curious, so I went to my university's website, and looked Charcot-Marie...
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    For one, I NEVER said chiropractors can fix this,...

    For one, I NEVER said chiropractors can fix this, you misunderstood me. I said to see one to get their opinion. And, I know all surgery can paralyze you, but if this is the only reason you have...
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    I hate the fact that I feel like I have to defend...

    I hate the fact that I feel like I have to defend myself, but I just do. I do know a lot, but not everything, about surgery, most people wouldn't have it if they didn't have pain in the first place,...
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    And Mary Lou, from the looks of your reply to me,...

    And Mary Lou, from the looks of your reply to me, you didn't read my history and it doesn't even seem like you have an idea of the treatment I have done and am currently doing, and why. I didn't...
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    I am bitter about this--not the treatment--I feel...

    I am bitter about this--not the treatment--I feel good to have any treatment. I've been researching scoliosis for a speech--I already had a ton of information from my own experience, but I don't...
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    If you can find a physical therapist in your...

    If you can find a physical therapist in your area--that's freaking awesome...congratulations with that. You guys got lucky. I'm sure one in my area could have been found, and much cheaper with my...
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    To the moderator, I am not trying to advertise...

    To the moderator, I am not trying to advertise the services the website I mentioned was trying to offer, it has good background information on scoliosis and alternatives to surgery and other braces.
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    Also, the nutritionist and the chiropractor...

    Also, the nutritionist and the chiropractor refered me to a personal trainer. But if you read some research on scoliosis, I don't know if I believe it, but nutrition can help scoliosis. It's not...
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    I do have some breathing problems--normally when...

    I do have some breathing problems--normally when I'm at college hauling around my backback, hunched over. I have pain pretty much 100% of the time...I'm not trying to convince anyone of anything, I...
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    The story how I got to where I am is kinda long,...

    The story how I got to where I am is kinda long, so I'll shorten it. When I was sixteen, my mom was recovering from something that we never figured out what was in her side (stomach). She went to...
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    If you're speaking of degrees, as in curvature, I...

    If you're speaking of degrees, as in curvature, I don't know. I never had it measured, and am glad I haven't because if I knew it was, like, a 90 degree curve, I would probably think I couldn't do...
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    I feel the same way...Prom dress shopping...

    I feel the same way...Prom dress shopping sucked...but the strange thing is, for me, more people thought it was cool in a strange way, and I've actually had more people try to help me with it (pop my...
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    Don't feel bad--I'm 18, in college, and have not...

    Don't feel bad--I'm 18, in college, and have not had surgery...I pop my back about 20-30 times a day...it's just going back into place. It's normal. I have stretch marks on one little part of my...
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    Please Look Into Alternatives

    Anyone that is actually considering surgery should see a chiropractor--believe me, they work--or someone that specializes in TREATMENT of scoliosis rather than an orthopedic surgeon. Surgeons want...
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    I feel out of the loop. I've had scoliosis since...

    I feel out of the loop. I've had scoliosis since I was 13, or at least known of it since then. I am now 19, but I never had surgery for it. I never knew what degree the curve was because I was...
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