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    Karen As I said in my earlier post my curve...

    Karen

    As I said in my earlier post my curve was last measured 35 years ago. I do not intend to have X-rays just to measure the curve. I do monitor things like my height (unchanged over those 35...
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    Hi Andy I haven't done anything special to...

    Hi Andy

    I haven't done anything special to prevent my curve progressing. From what I have read on the Internet, current thinking is that:
    If your curve is less than 40 degrees when you finish...
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    Hi Singer I'm 48 years old, and have not had...

    Hi Singer

    I'm 48 years old, and have not had surgery, nor do I have any plans to. My curve was about 43 degrees when last measured (35 years ago!), and is probably a little larger now, with...
  4. I think there are scoliosis specialists at: ...

    I think there are scoliosis specialists at:

    Queen's Medical Centre Nottingham
    Northern General Hospital Sheffield

    You might also want to contact the Scoliosis Association (UK) ...
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    As far as I can see both the new study, and the...

    As far as I can see both the new study, and the old one only look at short-term effectiveness of bracing .
    Have any studies been done to show how effective bracing during adolescence is to prevent...
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    Poll: Here are a few websites to give more information...

    Here are a few websites to give more information on Alexander technique:

    www.stat.org.uk
    www.alexandercenter.com
    www.alexandertechnique.org.au
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    Poll: The "other exercises" that worked for me are the...

    The "other exercises" that worked for me are the Alexander technique.
    Not that I had any massive problems to start with - although my curve is large enough that surgery was recommended, (and turned...
  8. Thread: Panic!

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    Lorrie, You might find it useful to get in...

    Lorrie,

    You might find it useful to get in touch with the
    Scoliosis Association (UK). They might be able to put you in contact with parents of children with learning disablilities, who have had...
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    I'm 47 and haven't had surgery, although it was...

    I'm 47 and haven't had surgery, although it was recommended. The surgeon told my parents that without surgery I would probably be in a wheelchair before I was 30, not due to paralysis but, because of...
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    Hi Jenny No, I've never had my curve measured...

    Hi Jenny

    No, I've never had my curve measured properly since then (not even during the 3 years I was on the waiting list for the surgery I refused to have).

    I feel fairly confident that it has...
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    Hi Jenny I don't know whether you can call my...

    Hi Jenny

    I don't know whether you can call my decision not to have surgery informed, but I have no regrets. I am nearly 47, and was diagnosed at age 12 with a 41 degree curve. Surgery was...
  12. Thread: Adult Bracing

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    Gregg, what sort of pain are you experiencing? ...

    Gregg, what sort of pain are you experiencing?

    If it is muscular you might find that something like yoga, or Alexander Technique might help. There are posts about these elsewhere in these...
  13. Thread: Rib Protrusion

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    Hi Kristen I have a front rib hump on my left...

    Hi Kristen

    I have a front rib hump on my left side, it's not as large as the back rib hump on my right side. I'm pretty sure it is caused by the rotation of my spine, which is certainly part of...
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    If you do a Google search on scoliosis and...

    If you do a Google search on scoliosis and menstrual, you will find a lot of sites which state that scoliosis causes menstrual problems, but none of those I looked at provided any evidence to support...
  15. Thread: To Dixie

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    Hi Dixie As your daughter already does yoga I...

    Hi Dixie

    As your daughter already does yoga I thought you might be interested in the following website
    http://www.yogaforscoliosis.com

    I don't know if it is any good, as I know nothing about...
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