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    VBT forum is a closed fb group, so screens for stated membership criteria

    Many groups geared (primarily) towards children screen closely. For example, you must have a young child with EOS to join the EOS and Mehta forum; I cannot join that one. I will not divulge the...
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    VBT forum criteria

    The VBT forum being discussed screens in order to offer as much privacy to it's members as possible. ANY forum has the right to block members; if not, it would be an open vs closed forum.

    I am...
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    VBT- where it is now

    Certainly, I would encourage anyone to investigate VBT before committing to fusion. There are some general guidelines, but they are not always firm or fast. Plus, parameters are changing quickly,...
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    Sharon, Flerc is an integral and welcome member...

    Sharon, Flerc is an integral and welcome member of Maria's and my group, as is anyone who is genuinely interested in VBT for their child or themselves. I only come by here occasionally to see if I...
  5. intro modified

    " Sorry if the intro was misleading - the fact is that in November when the site was started, it was basically just children/teenagers having VBT. Today, we have quite a few adult scoliosis...
  6. To my understanding, from my daughter's surgeons...

    To my understanding, from my daughter's surgeons (she had VBT), there is a slight resistance if the patient tried to bend towards the side in such a way that would make the tethered portion of the...
  7. Linda, not to discourage those who had recent...

    Linda, not to discourage those who had recent fusion, but many teens and young adults have been tethered. They do not post here; many are happily found on the link MariaF shared, though.
  8. Hi Pooka, these forums are closed in their...

    Hi Pooka, these forums are closed in their privacy and confidentiality, but open in that more more members may join. Part of the reason there is a VBT forum, (and it was in a forum format like this...
  9. I am happy to see that the most mature patient's...

    I am happy to see that the most mature patient's xrays have made it into the homepage of the above link; she feels great, too! There are three VBT forums that I know of; one is UK oriented (there are...
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    [QUOTE=burdle;166762]You prove it - - you show...

    [QUOTE=burdle;166762]You prove it - - you show me adults who have had successful VBT? I don't have to prove VBT isn't done on adults - you have to prove it is!!



    I have an adult friend...
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    I am not defending all chiros, but would like to...

    I am not defending all chiros, but would like to clarify two positive roles that Scolismart docs have played.

    1. When patients have come to them with curves they feel they cannot help, they...
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    continued improvements

    The times are catching up, and mature adolescents and even adults are receiving tethers from at least three surgical teams so far. Regarding the disc release, some surgeons perform them if the curve...
  13. other options besides PT and fusion

    Jinseeker, have you looked into VBT? The parameters are expanding and include some adults. Not all surgery need lead to fusion; maybe it's the answer you have been waiting for.
  14. Thread: K-Laser

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    Private message

    Hi Flerc,sent you a pm, want to make sure you got it.
    Emily
  15. Susan, we talked so long ago, it seems. I am...

    Susan, we talked so long ago, it seems. I am excited for you that you got an earlier date; we are all thinking of you. Nothing sounds exactly right except perhaps to let you know we care and wish...
  16. Just catching up, happy to hear your great news!...

    Just catching up, happy to hear your great news! I wouldn't be surprised if just hearing good, correct information that alleviates worry wouldn't make her feel better physically, too!
  17. After surgery, if she is approved, you can stay...

    After surgery, if she is approved, you can stay in the RMH (if there is room) for a few days until cleared by her surgeon. Then, she can just fly home like any other passenger would! There are no...
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    will pm you, don't want to hijack Stefan's thread...

    will pm you, don't want to hijack Stefan's thread with my personal tangent
  19. ha ha, the things we do for our kids like joining...

    ha ha, the things we do for our kids like joining fb!

    As far as I know, and as you will see once your favorite teen gets you started on fb, there are probably at least twenty doctors around the...
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    Yes, Sharon, it is expected that the tethering...

    Yes, Sharon, it is expected that the tethering would mean no fusion in the future. There are no studies twenty years out, naturally, but if necessary the tether could be replaced and the patient...
  21. PM'ed you, but for others who might be reading:...

    PM'ed you, but for others who might be reading: the old forum has transitioned to a facebook group (same people, but reaching an even larger audience.) You can enter fb search of Vertebral Body...
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    Meanwhile

    Meanwhile, to help you deal with your discomfort while you consider everything, you might want to try a scoliosis specific program of exercises. I have personally pursued them (Schroth) and they...
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    Like I mentioned earlier in your thread, there...

    Like I mentioned earlier in your thread, there are two doctors that I know of currently doing this with mature patients/ young adults. I would start with calling them and they would probably want...
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    Well, I don't know ages of all receiving VBT but...

    Well, I don't know ages of all receiving VBT but so far some have definitely been skeletally mature; about age 17 and reportedly a grown woman. (Although I have not talked with her to confirm, I...
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    Hi Sharon! Yep, no idea, hopefully they are...

    Hi Sharon!
    Yep, no idea, hopefully they are well. My daughter is great, though. This was a good solution for us.
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