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    I lay on my back on the ball and let my back...

    I lay on my back on the ball and let my back curve over the ball. When I first started doing it I could only lay on it for a minute because it hurt, but now I could lay on it forever. It stretches...
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    I actually never got the spinecor. Dr. Rivard...

    I actually never got the spinecor. Dr. Rivard called my mom (we sent him my x-rays) and told us that the spinecor wouldn't help me. My curves are already set. I do not have any pain so, the brace...
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    metillan and Abbie, I am in a similar...

    metillan and Abbie,

    I am in a similar position. I have around a 52 degree curve (you never know exactly because it changes throughout the day). I have decided not to get surgery. My doctor...
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    I just wanted to update everyone. Dr. Rivard...

    I just wanted to update everyone. Dr. Rivard called and told my mom my curve is in the 30s ?? if that is true, what the heck is my orthopaedic surgeon measuring? He does it on a computer. ...
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    malka, I can't answer your question about...

    malka,

    I can't answer your question about special things done, but I know there are certain PTs who specialize in spine. I have not gone to one yet so I don't know what they claim, but I went on...
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    Thank you Linda for your advice. I will do a lot...

    Thank you Linda for your advice. I will do a lot of research on therapists. I was thinking strengthening some muscles while stretching other might reduce the chance of my curve progressing. Thanks...
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    Physical Therapy without surgery

    Has anyone on here tried physical therapy with success, who did not get surgery? Did anyone have a reduced curve? How old were you when you tried it?
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    Hi, I first wanted to make the comment that...

    Hi,

    I first wanted to make the comment that rachel and heather are right on the money. My brace hurt for the first few weeks also, but it eventually gets to the point where it is more comfortable...
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    I was checked in middle school, twice I believe,...

    I was checked in middle school, twice I believe, but I could be wrong. I think it was 6th and 7th grade. It was not caught either time and by the time I had my physical before entering 9th grade I...
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    That is certainly good news that Dr. Colliard is...

    That is certainly good news that Dr. Colliard is using it on adults. I sent xrays last week and I am currently waiting for a call. I am hoping they will say they can help me! I am anxiously...
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    Thank you so much for the advice. You have been...

    Thank you so much for the advice. You have been extremely helpful. We will call NY tomorrow to see if that is the final price. We don't want any surprises. If it is I plan to probably stick with...
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    What to wear with spinecor

    Hi everyone,

    I will be getting a spinecor soon and I was wondering, are there any limitations to what you can wear? How tight can your top and pants be without it showing? or even if you can see...
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    Melissa, Thank you so much for all of your...

    Melissa,

    Thank you so much for all of your help and information. My parents are helping me and are just hoping our insurance will cover it. When my mom spoke to Dr. Deutchman on the phone he...
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    I live in PA as well and I am wondering how much...

    I live in PA as well and I am wondering how much money is actually saved. Also, is it difficult to make appointments and travel when french is the popular language there? I am also wondering if...
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    kali, how old are you? That is a big factor. ...

    kali,

    how old are you? That is a big factor. I had a 45 or 47 (not sure) degree curve when I was diagnosed at 14 years old and 9 months (almost 15). My curve is now 52 degrees and I turned 18 in...
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    Sorry, I read your signature. Is she getting...

    Sorry, I read your signature. Is she getting improvement?
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    I am going to NY to see Dr. Deutchman (I'm not...

    I am going to NY to see Dr. Deutchman (I'm not sure if I spelled that right). Does your daughter have the spinecor? What are here curves and how is she doing?
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    anyone over 30 degrees with spinecor?

    Hi everyone,

    My name is April and I wanted to know if there was anyone here with a degree of 30 or over and older than 13 years old who is trying the spinecor. I am 18 and getting mine April 5th. ...
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    As far as being able to bend, my orthopedic...

    As far as being able to bend, my orthopedic surgeon said that you cannot bend your back where the rods. For me, if I were to get surgery, which I don't think I will, there would be about 6 inches of...
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    When I got my boston brace there were two...

    When I got my boston brace there were two different places it was bothering me. Down by my where my leg meets my body and my armpit. I went back to the guy who made my brace and had it trimmed...
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    Hi girls, I'm 18 now and wore a boston brace...

    Hi girls,

    I'm 18 now and wore a boston brace for 2 years. I stoped wearing it at the end of December of 2005. I love cute clothes as well and buy a lot a holister and abercrombie. I personally...
  22. Thanks for sharing that info. I love "Ugly...

    Thanks for sharing that info. I love "Ugly Betty" and will be paying closer attention to what she is wearing.
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    Ashley, I too started crying in the doctor's...

    Ashley,

    I too started crying in the doctor's office. It's nice to know other people are going through the same thing. I was trying to be strong, but couldn't help thinking about how it would...
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    I would like to add something to my previous...

    I would like to add something to my previous post. I would really just like to hear some people's stories. I am interested in anyone who is in their mid teens to late 20's as well as all adults who...
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    I am 18 now and no longer wear my boston brace,...

    I am 18 now and no longer wear my boston brace, but when I did I only wore it at night and a few hours when I was home from school (more on the weekends). I liked wearing it at night because it gave...
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