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    Jess, Talk about strange.....on Jan. 6th I...

    Jess,
    Talk about strange.....on Jan. 6th I stepped off the curb & twisted my left knee. The MRI showed that i have a left lateral discoid meniscus tear. I had 4 weeks of PT & did well with it. I...
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    Thank you for all the replies! Here are my...

    Thank you for all the replies! Here are my answers:

    ~Jess: yes, i asked why I'm not a candidate for injections & he said it's because since the pain is only in the hip & does not travel down the...
  3. I agree with Mariaf. In fact, a consultation with...

    I agree with Mariaf. In fact, a consultation with Dr. Betz is a must, IMO!

    Call Shriners 1-800-281-4050...
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    Burning pain in hip when weight bearing

    Whenever I stand or walk I feel burning pain in my left hip. The only way to get relief is to sit down. I have a 35 degree curve & lots of other issues in my spine: degenerative disk disease, spinal...
  5. Please feel free to email me with any & all...

    Please feel free to email me with any & all questions you have about Dr. Flynn/CHOP & I'd be more than happy to share our experiences with you, which have been extremely positive. Here's my email...
  6. Concerned Mom: I sent you a PM about our...

    Concerned Mom: I sent you a PM about our experience with Dr. Flynn. Check your messages!!
    Martha
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    How old is your son? Do you live in the NY area?...

    How old is your son? Do you live in the NY area? Which other doctors did you get opinions from? Good luck with your scoli journey.
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    Skiing at all?????

    I'd like to ask the question a different way.

    Is there anyone out there (adolescent or adult) with rods who goes downhill skiing or snowboarding? You don't have to be specific and tell us when or...
  9. Thread: Hey WNCmom!

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    Congrats on the wonderful progress that Sidney...

    Congrats on the wonderful progress that Sidney has made. Welcome home. Based on all you said, it's clear that he is definitely the 'POSTER CHILD' for spinal fusion surgery! I'm not saying that it's...
  10. Thread: Hey WNCmom!

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    Wow....1/2 a percoset twice a day on Post Op Day...

    Wow....1/2 a percoset twice a day on Post Op Day 5????? That's incredible,,,if not unheard of!!!!!! Nice going Sidney!!!! Keep up the great work. I'm so happy for you! You'll be home in no time &...
  11. Thread: Hey WNCmom!

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    Mary Ellen, I ditto everything that Maria...

    Mary Ellen,

    I ditto everything that Maria said in her last post.

    Yes, Laura is fused starting at T2. I doubt that the extra 2 lumbar vertebrae that Sidney is fused will make that much...
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    Mary Ellen, What helped Laura achieve her...

    Mary Ellen,

    What helped Laura achieve her first BM were those Metamucil cinnamon wafers (& colace). Here's another tip: mix the prune juice with some milk to make it creamer & less bitter. ...
  13. Thread: Hey WNCmom!

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    Mary Ellen, Sorry I'm weighing in at this...

    Mary Ellen,

    Sorry I'm weighing in at this "late date," however, better late than never. I read all of your posts & am so very happy that all went well. Welcome to the other side!!! I'm...
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    How long for spine to fuse completely?

    How long do your surgeons say it takes for the rods & bones to completely fuse together?
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    Dr. Clements

    I also have heard of something similar to what you encountered with Dr Clements. My neighbor took her daughter to him, in his private practice in CH, NJ, & she was very disappointed with the...
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    Are you looking for a pediatric or adult spine...

    Are you looking for a pediatric or adult spine surgeon?
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    The podiatrist claims that he starts off w/ the...

    The podiatrist claims that he starts off w/ the smallest possible lift (forgot the exact amount), & then adjusts up from there, if necessary. However, you are right in your assessment of my...
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    Orthotics & Scoliosis

    I'm not sure where to put this post because my question is for people who HAVE and who have NOT had spinal fusion surgery. Does anyone wear custom made orthotics in their shoes to help cut down on...
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    2 cents

    Time to add my 2 cents. Prideinthejerse wrote,

    "They get wrapped up in a little online community of people with spinal curvatures and forget that, hopefully, the surgery has "fixed" them and...
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    Congrats to Becky on her surgery. Welcome to the...

    Congrats to Becky on her surgery. Welcome to the "other side." Sounds like she's doing really well. In no time, she will be up & around. Please send her our best & tell her that our thoughts &...
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    Brace not recommended for Lordosis

    I have been told that wearing a brace when you have Lordosis is contraindicated & the brace could make the Lordosis worse. I suggest that you ask about this before your wife wears a brace. My...
  22. Thank you Linda, Gayle, & Abbie!

    Thank you Linda, Gayle, & Abbie!
  23. Hyperkyphosis vs. Lordosis...same or different?

    Can someone please tell me if Hyperkyphosis is the same as Lordosis in the thoracic spine?

    To my understanding, Lordosis in the thoracic region is when the spine sways INTO the chest cavity, and...
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    Here's how I see it for you: 1) Get a 3rd...

    Here's how I see it for you:
    1) Get a 3rd opinion.
    2) Curves that start out close to 50 degrees at your daughter's age, will most likely progress (My daughter was finished growing when she was 50...
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    YOU take good care....and love & peace to...

    YOU take good care....and love & peace to YOU.....YOU are brave, courageous & loving....and your daughter is too!! Before you know it, you'll be back on here & you'll be counseling people in the...
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