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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...
  2. 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?
  14. 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;...
  15. 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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    Good luck at that appointment, Jess.

    Good luck at that appointment, Jess.
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    Yes Kara, I have noticed that the younger...

    Yes Kara, I have noticed that the younger patients are not prescribed and don't need any PT after surgery. My girls bounced back very quickly on their own after being fused as teenagers.
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    My concern with conservative treatments like...

    My concern with conservative treatments like bracing and PT is that if the child (or adult for that matter) doesn't comply 100% for 100% of the time, if they do eventually need surgery they might...
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    Kara, I'm sorry to hear that. Can you take over...

    Kara, I'm sorry to hear that. Can you take over the counter pain killer?
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    Both these testimonials ahould give hope for...

    Both these testimonials ahould give hope for parents of kids with JIS. It's so important that other parents know this given how relatively rare JIS is compared to AIS as Gayle stated.
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    I debated about saying this but I will say it......

    I debated about saying this but I will say it... if you can't get an emergency appt with your surgeons then you should walk into the ER of that hospital in my opinion and get seen by a specialist. ...
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    Please have your surgeons evaluate you for...

    Please have your surgeons evaluate you for infection on the hardware. I think that is consistent with the wound opening and there being pain. When do you see them again?

    Your pain might be all...
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    Very good news, Jess!

    Very good news, Jess!
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    Jackpot! I'm so glad you have him as an option,...

    Jackpot! I'm so glad you have him as an option, Jess.
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    Can you switch under the Affordable Care Act? I...

    Can you switch under the Affordable Care Act? I don't know enough about it.
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