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    Update from Concerned Dad

    Been away for a long time and looks like the site layout has changed - not really sure where to post this, I figure I’ll post it here.

    I used to be very active on this board when my daughter was...
  2. Interesting study, but well short of proof. I...

    Interesting study, but well short of proof.
    I couldnt find this trial in Clinicaltrials.gov. It would be interesting to know many more details.
    I would be very interested to hear if the...
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    Thanks for the update Mamamax. I'm glad to hear...

    Thanks for the update Mamamax. I'm glad to hear it helped your pain. It sounds encouraging and perhaps others will benefit from you sharing your personal experience.
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    Chris you say: And I am not sure I read the...

    Chris you say:
    And


    I am not sure I read the charts the same way as you do (or even the correct way). Please consider taking those charts (or if you want I can email you the whole paper) to...
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    Chris 43 I feel the anguish in your post and it...

    Chris 43
    I feel the anguish in your post and it brings back the memories of when my daughter was first diagnosed. I have a few thoughts to offer: take them with a grain of salt because each...
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    "It is simply unconscionable to suggest a child...

    "It is simply unconscionable to suggest a child with a 48* try a brace with what is known"


    I would have to agree.

    The only positive it provides is a "feel good" measure for the parents so...
  7. Thread: spinecor

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    Hi Sharon, I havent had a chance to stop in and...

    Hi Sharon, I havent had a chance to stop in and see much of what is going on but I saw the recent discussion and felt that I should at least offer my opinion on the matter.

    I feel it is...
  8. Thread: spinecor

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    In scientific investigations there is something...

    In scientific investigations there is something called “investigator bias”.

    “From the very outset, investigator bias can influence the general attitude towards a research project. Research is at...
  9. Thread: Conflict

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    Sorry I didnt have time to elaborate. Yes, I...

    Sorry I didnt have time to elaborate.
    Yes, I feel the issue is indeed put to bed.

    See my post in the thread here where I note:



    Further on in that thread I dispelled some of the critisism...
  10. Thread: Conflict

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    hdugger is correct. Sharon, you are mistaken.

    hdugger is correct.
    Sharon, you are mistaken.
  11. Thread: Conflict

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    Conflict

    Conflict: A strange title for a post, huh?
    This morning I was thinking about the last year and what I have learned. My love and devotion to my daughter compelled me to try to understand the...
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    In the 6 page rebuttal, they say: 1) The authors...

    In the 6 page rebuttal, they say:
    1) The authors in this study and the facility at which patients were treated with SpineCor are not qualified to a proficient standard in the SpineCor treatment...
  13. It is wrong of me to paraphrase. I like to do it...

    It is wrong of me to paraphrase. I like to do it sometimes though - especially when someone wordsmith's a statment.

    To be fair, this is what she said here.

    I have read a lot of the literature...
  14. Yes, but consider what Lori DOlan said (I'm...

    Yes, but consider what Lori DOlan said (I'm paraphrasing)
    " I commend thier dedication to conservative scoliosis management"
    " they have the chance to positively influence the science by doing some...
  15. Jsut so you know, my insurance is indeed Cigna,...

    Jsut so you know, my insurance is indeed Cigna, the company whose document I linked. They covered the Spinecor for my daughter.

    I dont know about Hawes. But I do know there is a big push in...
  16. Here's hoping that the 0.1% you disagree with...

    Here's hoping that the 0.1% you disagree with relates to

    "using global warming to instigate a global government "
    :eek:
  17. If only that were the case, then I would agree...

    If only that were the case, then I would agree with you 100%.

    There is famous (infamous) email exchange (not from the recently leaked stuff) where one of those involved replied as follows to a...
  18. This is not some random handful of...

    This is not some random handful of climatologists. These are the MOST influential scientists at the CENTER of the research. They were the gatekeepers in determining what could be published. They...
  19. Thread: spinecor

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    Just a quick note in case it may help someone: ...

    Just a quick note in case it may help someone:

    Should you decide to go to Montreal for treatment and plan on submitting an insurance claim, be SURE to ask them to indicate the currency used on the...
  20. I noticed that as well. The previous years...

    I noticed that as well.
    The previous years version did have the doctors name and contact info.
  21. I dont know about global warming..... but it...

    I dont know about global warming..... but it tends to get pretty hot here :D

    Ballet Mom, I dont agree with you about the nusrses deciding what is covered. My insurance (Cigna) updates a position...
  22. Somewhat O/T - Scientific integrity and validity of research

    Some of our discussions on this forum have dealt with the issue of scientific integrity and the validity of scoliosis research. Sharon has often (<cough> perhaps some would say too often) noted the...
  23. I am as guilty (perhaps more so) as the next...

    I am as guilty (perhaps more so) as the next person in swinging posts off topic.

    I spent sometime this weekend trying to understand the issue of torso rotation therapy and, while doing so,...
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    I've been waiting for a good excuse to share...

    I've been waiting for a good excuse to share this.

    You may find this interesting and amusing.

    :D
    CD
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    Good point. ANother point is this: Regarding...

    Good point.
    ANother point is this:

    Regarding the 99% accuracy. The test tells someone their probability of progressing.
    So, (making numbers up here) say a scolioscore of 50 indicates a 20% risk...
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