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  1. Interesting! Dr. Boachie is operating on people...

    Interesting! Dr. Boachie is operating on people in their 40's with mild to moderate scoliosis in the thoracic spine to treat low back pain. It's something to think about. He commented on the...
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    So your use is recreational and not for scoliosis...

    So your use is recreational and not for scoliosis pain?
    I would suggest taking your cannabis in another form to spare your lungs. Smoking it is harsher on the lungs than cigarette smoking. People...
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    You are welcome. You will find that most people...

    You are welcome. You will find that most people on here are very open and candid about their situations. We help each other cope with the trials that come with having this deformity or having a loved...
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    Delta, You are NOT annoying. This is why this...

    Delta,
    You are NOT annoying. This is why this forum is here. People like us need others to talk to that understand how we are feeling.
    Your progressive scoliosis is NOT your fault, either. Your...
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    Delta, It sounds like you're at between 50-60%...

    Delta,

    It sounds like you're at between 50-60% lung capacity.
    This is nothing to take lightly, especially if you experience these symptoms upon exercise.
    I would suggest going back to the doctor...
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    Hi, Tableone. My take on the medicinal use of...

    Hi, Tableone.
    My take on the medicinal use of cannabis is that the plant produces drugs that have potential benefits and potential risks. I don't see the legalized use of the plant chemicals as any...
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    What kind of pump? Is it something that you wear...

    What kind of pump? Is it something that you wear at night to keep the fluids pushed up and out of your legs?
    My step-dad also had knee replacement surgery. He now has some pretty bad edema in his...
  8. Thread: In the news

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    I'm sure quite a few!

    I'm sure quite a few!
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    Linda, Just a "thing" about barometric pressure...

    Linda,
    Just a "thing" about barometric pressure and pain...

    My DIL is fused and I am not. We both woke up in horrific pain on Thursday. I'm not convinced that the fusions have everything to do...
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    That may be correct, I don't know. BUT, if he...

    That may be correct, I don't know. BUT, if he "sees" a right thoracic of any significant degree, he may assume it came first. I fully expect my compensatory curve to bypass my structural curve in a...
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    I think someone posted a picture of his skeleton...

    I think someone posted a picture of his skeleton on here somewhere, perhaps the research section?
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    Linda, I'm glad to hear that things are finally...

    Linda,
    I'm glad to hear that things are finally going well for you. Hopefully, in a year you can say you are pain free (except the tragedies of aging that befall us all).

    ((((HUGS))))
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    You're welcome, Diane. Left convex primary...

    You're welcome, Diane.

    Left convex primary curves are "rare" in comparison to right curves. So your doctor is right about it being rare. That doesn't make it not true just because it is rare. I...
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    Diane, Welcome. I have a very high and tight...

    Diane,

    Welcome. I have a very high and tight structural curve that goes into my cervical vertebrae. I did develop a second structural curve that used to be compensatory. It can happen. I believe...
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    Weiss still refers people to Schroth clinics on...

    Weiss still refers people to Schroth clinics on his website. He studied to be a doctor not a PT. My interpretation of that is that he probably wanted to do more doctoring. His practice is as a...
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    Delta, I REALLY love the memory foam travel...

    Delta,
    I REALLY love the memory foam travel pillow. It WILL conform to your neck contour and give you some support. I find it more comfortable to sleep with than the towel roll because there is...
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    My niece didn't do a specific program of...

    My niece didn't do a specific program of exercises tailored to her scoliosis. She went through the exact same boot camp drill that every other female soldier goes through. My sister said her...
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    This may or may not have relevance. My niece...

    This may or may not have relevance.
    My niece went into the Army. With the extensive calisthenic exercises they do in boot camp her curve all but disappeared. I'm surprised they took her with an...
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    Delta, I'm pretty sure that true cervical...

    Delta,

    I'm pretty sure that true cervical kyphosis is rare, not saying it never happens. I have a rather flat neck lacking the natural lordosis. When I have to tilt my head up very high, as in...
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    Melissa, I know several people who've had the...

    Melissa,
    I know several people who've had the surgery for carpel tunnel syndrome. While it's not that bad, it does still hurt for awhile. I hope a month is long enough to recover before your knee...
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    Jess, Just as my friend made an informed...

    Jess,

    Just as my friend made an informed decision never to have surgery, I don't really think she fully understood the ramifications of that decision. It's too late for her now. She rides around...
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    Updating again. I have a new development that...

    Updating again.

    I have a new development that I don't know if it's related to my spine or muscle disease. Sometimes I can barely walk. It started with the episode while trimming my shrubs. Then...
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    Jess, I'm just so concerned for you that you'll...

    Jess,
    I'm just so concerned for you that you'll wait too long. Then you won't have a choice of whether or not to have surgery.
    I have a friend with horrible spondylolisthesis and stenosis. She...
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    Jess, They talked about it with me. They said...

    Jess,
    They talked about it with me.
    They said that I would have to see a different kind of specialist to have cervical injections.
    I haven't had any. The Botox and trigger points are helping...
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    Melissa, I'm glad you are home, safe and sound....

    Melissa,
    I'm glad you are home, safe and sound.
    I hope things go your way after the trial. But, if they don't, it is past you now.
    You can quit worrying about this trial. It's done and over with...
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