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    Oh I forgot to ask them if the incision was...

    Oh I forgot to ask them if the incision was itchy. I seem to recall them saying that at the time. I'll ask them.
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    Okay then. You know what you are dealing with. ...

    Okay then. You know what you are dealing with. Knowledge is power.

    Take care.
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    Wow Rohrer, finally a diagnosis. There was a...

    Wow Rohrer, finally a diagnosis.

    There was a girl who putatively had that diagnosis on the forum several years ago. Scoliosis is associated with it so there is no issue whatsoever for posting...
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    Hey Rohrer, I am so sorry to hear of the...

    Hey Rohrer,

    I am so sorry to hear of the issues you wrote about. But it sounds like you are coping very well and that you are getting appropriate treatment.

    Did your father have thee symptoms?...
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    Hey Ed, That was a blast from the past! ...

    Hey Ed,

    That was a blast from the past! Thanks.

    I use Thing 1 and 2 in the context of the Dr. Suess book, "The Cat in the Hat" which has characters with those names. :-)
    ...
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    Thing 2: "no it's still pretty numb around the...

    Thing 2: "no it's still pretty numb around the incision"

    Thing 1 was fused in March 2008 and Thing 2 was fused in October 2009.
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    Thing 1: "i regained some of it but alot of it...

    Thing 1: "i regained some of it but alot of it is still completely numb"

    When Thing 2 responds I will post. :-)
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    I haven't asked them about the incision sites in...

    I haven't asked them about the incision sites in a few years. Last I knew they did not regain sensation at the incision site. I do not remember itching but others on the forum definitely mentioned...
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    Cello mom you are SO RIGHT not to stress either...

    Cello mom you are SO RIGHT not to stress either high left shoulder or the lean. Both those issues resolved on my girls but it took months and months.

    Hang in there.
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    Great news! Onward and upward.

    Great news! Onward and upward.
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    cello_mom, Your daughter can do this. You can...

    cello_mom,

    Your daughter can do this. You can do this.

    Both my daughters has curves near 60* and they both had fast recoveries and great outcomes, so much so that scoliosis is not an issue...
  12. That's a matter of how the facts roll up. In...

    That's a matter of how the facts roll up.

    In any case, everything must be on the table for criticism if society is to ever advance. It is the only way to weed out bad ideas.
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    Chiro has been shown to help with some lower back...

    Chiro has been shown to help with some lower back pain but is no more effective than other PT. They should never be working on children with scoliosis because they have no relevant training.
    ...
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    Valuable update, Maria. Thanks so much. :-)

    Valuable update, Maria. Thanks so much. :-)
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    She mistyped that. Cross conversations. Jess is...

    She mistyped that. Cross conversations. Jess is an expert on Lyme.

    She meant an experienced orthopedic surgeon specializing in spine/scoliosis.

    Please don't confuse wanting to help you with...
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    I am assuming your mother has no training in this...

    I am assuming your mother has no training in this field. So everything she is telling you is from the chiro. Less than worthless.
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    The chiro section over on Quackwatch got so large...

    The chiro section over on Quackwatch got so large that they gave chiro its own section... Chirobase...

    http://www.chirobase.org/

    The only people trained to treat scoliosis conservatively or...
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    The chiro you and your mother were dealing with...

    The chiro you and your mother were dealing with is a horror of a human being for scaring you with nonsense.
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    http://www.rebuildyourback.com/chiropractic/curric...

    http://www.rebuildyourback.com/chiropractic/curriculum.php
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    Pure bullsh*t. Chiro schools have the lowest GPA...

    Pure bullsh*t. Chiro schools have the lowest GPA of any of the allied health professions and it shows. Chiros should not be treating scoliosis. They have no training.

    This article has quotes...
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    Let me guess... did the chiro tell you the...

    Let me guess... did the chiro tell you the surgery cut-off was 19*? Chiros don't know anything about surgery and so should not be talking about any aspect of it with clients. When they are not...
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    Hi and welcome. It's really hard to know what...

    Hi and welcome.

    It's really hard to know what is gong on without radiographs. If you re having symptoms, you should get them to see if there is anything that can be identified as the cause.

    Do...
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    Hey Jess, Do you feel you have enough...

    Hey Jess,

    Do you feel you have enough information to make a decision?
  24. Adjacent disc space height shorter in fusions but no effect on pain or disability

    Long-Term Follow Up Suggests Spinal Fusion is Associated With Increased Adjacent Segment Disc Degeneration but Without Influence on Clinical Outcome: Results of a Combined...

    Mannion, Anne F;...
  25. Tethering looks promising based on early patients

    Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering for Idiopathic Scoliosis: Two-Year Results.

    Samdani, Amer F.; Ames, Robert J.; Kimball, Jeff S.; Pahys, Joshua M.; Grewal, Harsh; Pelletier, Glenn J.; Betz,...
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