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  1. Hi Many doctors have a wait and see policy for...

    Hi
    Many doctors have a wait and see policy for kids that age with low curves. My daughter was about the same age and curve progression as yours. At age 11 ,within a 5 month period over summer, her...
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    She stopped wearing it about 6 months before the...

    She stopped wearing it about 6 months before the doctors recommended. She was in 8th grade ,14 years old and very lucky her curve did not increase at that point. Rotation was never mentioned .She...
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    My daughter went back to her orthodist numerous...

    My daughter went back to her orthodist numerous times for her first boston brace and also after each time she was fitted for a new brace. She had 4 braces in the 2.5 years she wore one so yes your...
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    Brace successs Story

    My 16 year old daughter got good news at her post bracing appt last week. She was put in a boston brace at age 11 when her curve jumped to 32 within a 6 month period. She was very compliant for...
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    My daughter's pedo doc spotted her curve at age...

    My daughter's pedo doc spotted her curve at age 11. It was stable at 14 degree for almost a year and then jumped to 32 over the summer risser 0. She wore a boston brace for almost 2.5 years . She was...
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    I cannot really know what its like to wear a...

    I cannot really know what its like to wear a brace. I can tell you my daughters experience. She was put in the boston brace when her curve was 34 at the beginning of 6th grade age 12. She had a lot...
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    If your son has problems relating to PE it...

    If your son has problems relating to PE it probably will not be for many years so you have time to calmly research the condition and possible treatment options which will most likely improve in years...
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    I can't tell by your name if you are male or...

    I can't tell by your name if you are male or female. Sometimes but not always there is another skeletal condition associated with scoliosis called pectus excavatum. My son had both. With PE the...
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    Something New ??

    We were at Scottish Rite in Dallas yesterday for my 15 yo daughters appt. She is ,hopefully ,one of the lucky ones whose Boston brace worked and held her curve. I was talking with one Dr. while...
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    I agree with others that you should not wait and...

    I agree with others that you should not wait and seek a second opinion. My daughter's curve was 14 thoracic when diagnosed , the same 3 months later then at 6 months later it was 32 degree . What a...
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    My 20 year old son had a severe case of PE and...

    My 20 year old son had a severe case of PE and slight scoliosis. He had surgery for the PE but fortunately his curve stabilized at about 11 degrees.Some cases of PE never get worse during adolescent...
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    My 14 year old daughter had only one in-brace...

    My 14 year old daughter had only one in-brace xray in the 2.5 years she has worn a boston brace starting when her T curved jumped to 32. It decreased over time almost to T- zero with a compensatory L...
  13. Thread: Good News

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    Haleymom, She will be checked yearly at...

    Haleymom,
    She will be checked yearly at Scottish Rite of Texas until she is 18. After that I will encourage her to get checked every couple of years at another specialist. I took her brother to...
  14. Thread: Good News

    by leokatmom
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    Thanks. I know my daughter is one of the lucky...

    Thanks. I know my daughter is one of the lucky ones. I looked constantly for posts telling of successful bracing. I found some here but many more at spinekids forum. I think for many folks scoliosis...
  15. Thread: Good News

    by leokatmom
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    Good News

    I have followed this forum for 4 years posting only occasionally. My daughter's 14 degree degree curve was found when she was 11 . Risser 0. She will turn 15 in September.Within one year it jumped to...
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    Hang In There

    Hi Val,
    Like you my daughter was put in a boston brace at age 11 with 32 degree curve.Risser 0. She hated it from the start but wore it the recommended time (20 hours) almost daily. She would...
  17. Thread: spinecor

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    I hope that is the case. Have they been able to...

    I hope that is the case. Have they been able to follow a fairly large number of patients for some years after bracing ?
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    I was given this information about bracing and x...

    I was given this information about bracing and x rays at Scottish Rite hospital in Dallas according to the hundreds of kids they have treated and followed. Most of the kids that wear a brace even...
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    Thanks for the replies. Her appt went well. Her...

    Thanks for the replies. Her appt went well. Her curves have not changed in 6 months but I posted incorrect numbers . Her T is 11 and L is 17 not 10. This is good neews since she has grown an inch...
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    Did brace work ??

    This is my first post although I have been following this forum for some time.
    My 14 yo daughter is not compliant with her brace now but she has been for 2 years .Shes getting maybe 10 hour a day...
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