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    Thanks Ed for writing your story, it means a lot....

    Thanks Ed for writing your story, it means a lot.
    I am not putting my head in the sand about my spine, believe me. I have read mountains of research and will consider surgery only when I am...
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    Thanks, Ed, some familiar names. I am not looking...

    Thanks, Ed, some familiar names. I am not looking to have surgery now, just to confirm the infection and get the needed treatment for that.
    I really appreciate your help!
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    Thanks Ed. Yes, I suspect they will do a biopsy...

    Thanks Ed. Yes, I suspect they will do a biopsy or at least a blood test to confirm there is an infection to begin with. I am in Moscow.
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    IVD infection - anybody had it?

    Hi everyone,
    I have severe scoliosis (double 50+ degree) with some degeneration, and the latest MRI showed "evidence of discitis" according to the report. I feel like the radiologist may have...
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    Hi there, this may not be helpful at all,...

    Hi there,
    this may not be helpful at all, because I'm not fused, but I'm doing long distances on a bike after having adjusted it to have a very upright position. It's a mountain/road hybrid bike but...
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    There was a lot of stuff on the forum about torso...

    There was a lot of stuff on the forum about torso rotation exercises over the years. I'm not sure if anybody following through with them has regularly checked in, but in theory they strengthen the...
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    Sorry, mistyped on that Schroth book - it's...

    Sorry, mistyped on that Schroth book - it's written by Christa Lehnert-Schroth, daughter of Katarina
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    Hi Boogaloo, I think you are on the right track,...

    Hi Boogaloo, I think you are on the right track, in fact, I wish I was thinking this way whey I was 21 and not having problems. My curvature was slightly bigger than yours at that age and then...
  9. Thread: Surgery

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    I know people in Russia go to Germany a lot for...

    I know people in Russia go to Germany a lot for the fusion. I'm not sure how much it costs, but heard the name of the clinic - Karlsbad-Langensteinbach. I'm sure the US has the most expensive surgery...
  10. Thread: Iyengar Yoga

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    No, I was never into meditation. I like the...

    No, I was never into meditation. I like the relaxation techniques yoga teachers use, with visualizing the relaxation in different parts of the body. But I've had a bad experience before with...
  11. Thread: Iyengar Yoga

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    I've done it for a couple of years before going...

    I've done it for a couple of years before going on a different program for my back. I also have Browning-Miller's DVD, but found it extremely basic, too basic. Still, it's pretty impressive that she...
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    I have gastritis and biliary dyskinesia. I get...

    I have gastritis and biliary dyskinesia. I get bad stomach pains every six months or so and even fever from acid reflux, but day to day it doesn't bother me. Now I was told to take Ursosan for a...
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    Hi, I don't know how much you swam before you...

    Hi,
    I don't know how much you swam before you stopped a year ago, but if you went into a heavy workout after a big break, that alone could give you pain cramps and shortness of breath, so it's hard...
  14. I suspect Tamztom would strongly object to the...

    I suspect Tamztom would strongly object to the argument that what he is doing cannot be replicated (in adults and/or kids), as well as the argument that AIS would be more difficult to correct than...
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    Hello, I also find it strange that the top xray...

    Hello, I also find it strange that the top xray is so much worse if it was taken a month earlier. Were they both standing or supine? The difference can be quite large on your curves between standing...
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    Flerc, I wore the Copes brace, as did many on...

    Flerc, I wore the Copes brace, as did many on this forum. It didn't stop the progression of scoliosis. I also found Copes to be a mysogenist who constantly made children and their mothers cry. The...
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    Yes, I know he was sentenced Pooka, do you know...

    Yes, I know he was sentenced Pooka, do you know where he served his sentence? He must be out now.
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    I think getting surgery earlier with hope that you will save lumbar flexibility is a myth because most people develop disk degeneration below the fused area later in life, some more quickly than...
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    What happened to Copes?

    Hi everyone, I was discussing the Copes brace the other day and decided to have a look on the internet what happened to the guy, but couldn't find anything. Does anyone know how long his fraud...
  20. Thread: How many?

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    Unbelievable! What an emotional roller coaster it...

    Unbelievable! What an emotional roller coaster it must have been, having your surgery cancelled like that. "Dropped the ball" - did he really use those words? It seems utterly unethical of the...
  21. Thread: How many?

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    I have wondered about how it works for people who...

    I have wondered about how it works for people who don't have insurance through an employer (not planning to have surgery myself at this time but not being able to afford down the line it is one of...
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    I think here the approach is more or less the...

    I think here the approach is more or less the same, with more attention given to physical therapy. Good surgeons use the same hardware as American ones, however there are some local products are not...
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    What is your son leaning toward? I'm just...

    What is your son leaning toward? I'm just wondering how people handle this ticking time bomb. I read a lot about younger adults in their 20s-30s with degrees around 60 with no pain who go ahead with...
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    Hi Ed. I salute another Copes survivor! Copes...

    Hi Ed. I salute another Copes survivor! Copes really made my life miserable when I was a teenager. We went to him after a pediatric orthopedist told me it was too late to brace a 14-year old. He was...
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    I expressed my gratitude to everyone who replied....

    I expressed my gratitude to everyone who replied. Sorry if you were offended by something I wrote. How do you cope with your 70 degrees? Do you do exercises or massage, when your back bothers you?
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