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    yes, portland

    yes, portland
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    first Shriners visit

    my daughter goes in for her first Shriners visit on oct. 3. Can anyone tell me what they will do on the first visit?
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    we just got our first brace

    We got our first brace late last week and my daughter is actually liking it right now! She says she sleeps like a log and her back pain during the day is diminishing. It was getting so bad that...
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    update-We had our appt with the orthodist and...

    update-We had our appt with the orthodist and after looking at the x-rays, he said that yes, it could affect the curve but he did not believe it was is our case. He also said to bring it up to our...
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    making progress

    I have posted a few questions trying to get a feel for what we are going to be going through and you all have been a great help. I feel much more relieved getting some information even if I know...
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    question about x-rays

    We are new to scoliosis. I have just received the x-rays to transport to the orthotic group and looked at them. The doctor estimated about a 10 degree increase in the last 6 months.

    My question...
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    im getting my first brace soon

    if i get a white brace can i get ingraved? :confused: do they give you a catolog for clothes? :confused: usualy i go to my nanas for a week in the summer-how small can you make it go? :confused: i...
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    our story and some more questions

    As I mentioned before, my daughter is 10 and definately prepubescent.

    We started in October. At a physical, our pediatrician thought he noticed some scoliosis. We were sent for x-rays and the...
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    I am glad I am not the only one feeling lost. I...

    I am glad I am not the only one feeling lost. I am hoping to lose that feeling soon though. I can be pretty persistant with my questions when necessary. I just don't want to scare the doctors away...
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    Exactly!!! I just want some rough...

    Exactly!!!

    I just want some rough guidelines...the tech that I called said that if it was getting uncomfortable to come in and get checked. But how do you guage discomfort....not liking to wear...
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    Newbie question

    I was wondering...how often does a brace usually need to be replaced? I have asked our doctor and the company that is making the brace for us but no one will commit to an answer. I understand why...
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    Unfortunately, we are just starting on this...

    Unfortunately, we are just starting on this journey and now are being made to change insurances. We will need to be finding a new doctor starting 7/1. I have chosen a physician per her current...
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    I am sorry (I am very new to all of this) but if...

    I am sorry (I am very new to all of this) but if you mean lower back, then yes, the larger curve is in her lower back and opposite direction from most curves.

    I am just learning all of the...
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    back pain and scoliosis

    My daughter is 10 and was confirmed with scoliosis in December of 2007 at what the doctor said was 9%. At her check up in May, she had progressed to 19%. They want to put her in a brace. I am ok...
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