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    I used nausea and headaches as clues to reduce...

    I used nausea and headaches as clues to reduce meds. At one point, after taking a pill, my daughter looked at me with a big cheesy grin and said "Wow, I feel good." I used that as another point to...
  2. You have gotten great advice. :) My daughter was...

    You have gotten great advice. :) My daughter was also in gymnastics at that age. There were certain things they would do that triggered her pain and she eventually quit because it embarrassed her to...
  3. Thread: What do I do?

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    I am a little late on this one, you've gotten...

    I am a little late on this one, you've gotten lots of good advice.

    Chiro helped keep my daughters pain to a minimum before her surgery, so I have to say a good chiropractor can only be a benefit....
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    We've definitely been doing slow weaning. :) My...

    We've definitely been doing slow weaning. :) My daughter is 4 weeks post op and is down to 1/2 a pain pill before bed. We still have that fear she will hurt herself while sleeping. We plan to stop...
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    I believe there are different sections for a...

    I believe there are different sections for a reason. Those who do not agree with things in one section need to leave the section and have healthy discussions in a section where their advice will...
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    Thank you for replies on the veterinarian...

    Thank you for replies on the veterinarian subject. My daughter will have a lot to consider. Of course some of the things I will not mention to her at the moment. Don't want to put tension on her...
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    My daughter is scheduled for surgery in less than...

    My daughter is scheduled for surgery in less than 3 weeks. She is 15 and wants to be a large animal veterinarian specializing in horses. I wonder what her odds are of making this one come true with...
  8. Thread: Swimming

    by Christl
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    My daughter has not had her operation yet, but...

    My daughter has not had her operation yet, but the surgeon said that as soon as the incision is healed she can get in a pool. Don't know what she will be able to do, but she will be allowed in the...
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    Hopefully those curves stay put. :) Watching and...

    Hopefully those curves stay put. :) Watching and Waiting is definitely stressful. This is always in the back of my mind. We are going to proceed with surgery in July. For some strange reason I feel...
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    Hi Sharon and CD. I never braced my daughter. We...

    Hi Sharon and CD. I never braced my daughter. We caught her worst curve at about 41 degrees at 12.75 years old and then it was 50 degrees at 13.25 years old. Since then it has held steady and she is...
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    I second lady. But also have to say, I cannot...

    I second lady. But also have to say, I cannot believe this thread turned out to be like the rest. Where is the support, on any level?
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    No need for worrying if your back has not caused...

    No need for worrying if your back has not caused you any issues. The best way to know where you stand with scoliosis is to see an orthopedic doctor that specializes in scoliosis. They can tell you...
  13. Thread: Hey everyone!!

    by Christl
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    I would like to ask, how did you come to have...

    I would like to ask, how did you come to have your hardware removed? Personal choice or a necessary circumstance?
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    I wonder if the eyes 'feeling like slinky's'...

    I wonder if the eyes 'feeling like slinky's' could be a visual migraine. I get those. When they start out, I will see a little rotating image, mostly in the left field of vision, and it grows and...
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    I agree, unless they have been through it...

    I agree, unless they have been through it themselves or have had to make these tough decisions for their children, they will not understand. We have to respect their opinion, but not take any heart...
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    I too have no idea what you are personally going...

    I too have no idea what you are personally going through. My Daughter has very noticeable curves and we have not done bracing because we did not catch the scoliosis at the right time. The thing that...
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    I too have no idea what you are personally going...

    I too have no idea what you are personally going through. My Daughter has very noticeable curves and we have not done bracing because we did not catch the scoliosis at the right time. The thing that...
  18. I got the video for my daughter and I. Elise does...

    I got the video for my daughter and I. Elise does have variations of some of the exercises for the different scoliosis types, and I think it would be a help to anyone that might be able to stick with...
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    The first thing I noticed about my daughter was...

    The first thing I noticed about my daughter was the rib rotation and her first diagnosis was about 41 degrees. But from what i can remember, it's the curve plus the rotation that are used to figure...
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    Sharon, Yet more good advice. I have already...

    Sharon,
    Yet more good advice. I have already been thinking of more lessons, she had some when she was younger, but some lessons to remind her of things may help.
    She mostly rides her one horse that...
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    Thank you for the great replies Debbe and Sharon....

    Thank you for the great replies Debbe and Sharon. I have tried to convince her myself that once she is healed she should not have any kind of problem, and that if there could be problems, we won't...
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    Good question from 14 yr old

    We are considering surgery to correct my daughters curves, her thoracic curve is at 47-51 degrees. It's a hard decision to make, especially since she runs around without a care about it. She makes...
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    Chiro/Ortho team

    I have been taking my daughter to the chiro for pain relief since our crooked journey began 11/2006. Just adjustments once a month to ward off pain, and any additional visits when she tries to show...
  24. Thread: Back Limbo

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    Back Limbo

    My husband and I took Alexandra to a pediatric ortho after a 7 week wait and still don't have definite answers. I know there is nothing definite about scoliosis, but a little more direction would be...
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