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    This is post of the month in my opinion. See...

    This is post of the month in my opinion. See comments below



    I am sorry to hear your kids have scoliosis. Both my twins do also.



    Beyond excellent. You having science training. ...
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    Dustin76, excellent post. Really nice. As a PT...

    Dustin76, excellent post. Really nice. As a PT you are trained in a science. Chiro is not a science. I will respond to some of your points on your other thread.
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    ps. Chiros have no training in bracing. I don't...

    ps. Chiros have no training in bracing. I don't know why that is allowed. Their training is in chiro subluxations of the spine which have been shown to be imaginary.

    When the evidence just...
  4. Hi EL-34. I think only a surgeon can answer...

    Hi EL-34.

    I think only a surgeon can answer your questions. If necessary, get more than one opinion.

    Several years ago we had a parent discussing her son's congenital scoliosis. That is the...
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    These are chiros advertising. Chiros are not...

    These are chiros advertising. Chiros are not trained to handle scoliosis and there is no evidence chiro can help scoliosis.



    Chiros doing bracing and not chiro? What can we deduce about chiro...
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    Concerneddad, have the doctors mentioned anything...

    Concerneddad, have the doctors mentioned anything about syndromic scoliosis versus AIS? The fact that your daughter is so tall compared to you and your wife might be consistent with her scoliosis...
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    Yes but there was no progression. Yes this...

    Yes but there was no progression.



    Yes this is a very good finding.



    That could be stable for a long time. We have had people on this group with 50* curves who remained stable for...
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    I also read the Escalada et al. (2009) paper...

    I also read the Escalada et al. (2009) paper titled, "Assessment of angle velocity in girls with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis"

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2753628/

    My main...
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    Getting back to this... In re Sanders et al....

    Getting back to this...

    In re Sanders et al. (2008)

    I wrote: "Just as an aside, I am glad they showed C.I.s and not p's. P hacking is rampant and some top medical journals are not only...
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    I have never understood the use of height...

    I have never understood the use of height measurements in the context of scoliosis. The height is a net function of linear growth of the skeleton minus the "collapse" rate of the increasing...
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    The author sent me the paper. I will read it as...

    The author sent me the paper. I will read it as soon as possible.
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    I wrote: "Just as an aside, I am glad they...

    I wrote: "Just as an aside, I am glad they showed C.I.s and not p's. P hacking is rampant and some top medical journals are not only discouraging publishing p stats but some have banned it."
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    Well you have me there... I did not read the...

    Well you have me there... I did not read the article. I will. But with those n's, I am not sure why it was publishable. Scoliosis is so variable that I am not sure a study could be run with...
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    I agree you should probably lay this out in an...

    I agree you should probably lay this out in an email to the surgeon and get some response that makes you feel better about the present course you are on. Hopefully there will be explicit...
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    You are dealing with opposing things which you...

    You are dealing with opposing things which you completely understand. You can send a note but I don't think anything will change given the ~40* trigger angle for VBT versus her skeletal maturity...
  16. I think it is the case that other than infection...

    I think it is the case that other than infection which is institution versus surgeon related, the other complications scale with age and condition of the patient. It is a cruel irony that people and...
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    Well, in re financial issues, given Kentucky went...

    Well, in re financial issues, given Kentucky went 62% for Trump, all I can tell you is to buck that in 2020 and help Kentucky vote in its own interests this time around. That's really all you can do.
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    Concerneddad, Based on what you wrote about...

    Concerneddad,

    Based on what you wrote about scheduling, I hope the appointment today goes well.

    I wanted to add I really like your attitude. I would single you out as having an extremely...
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    https://backincontrol.com/are-you-kidding-me/

    https://backincontrol.com/are-you-kidding-me/
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    I am so sorry you are having these symptoms, Ed. ...

    I am so sorry you are having these symptoms, Ed. I hope they resolve soon.



    I think they must be doing osteotomies on adults if they ever have a hope of holding the straightness or even...
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    I don't know what they patented because Lonner...

    I don't know what they patented because Lonner says ASC = VBT.

    Based on the website, it seems that they have a slightly different surgical site and that they do osteotomies if necessary. Other...
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    That's great news but the issue of out of network...

    That's great news but the issue of out of network doctors affects EVERY field of medicine, not just pediatric orthopedics. It is a potential problem for everyone with that type of insurance for...
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    Idaho. Previous internship was in Oregon. ...

    Idaho. Previous internship was in Oregon.

    Tens years is an aside from the main point that this kid is pushing herself physically so far that body parts are failing. But her back is just fine. ...
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    My daughter at almost 10 years post fusion

    One of my twin daughters was fused on 6 October, 2009, almost 10 years ago. Ten levels... T4-L1.

    She has been doing a fisheries biology internship with a Federal agency out west. This position...
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    You can say that again. Newton is turning away...

    You can say that again. Newton is turning away 80% and only tethering 20%.
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