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  1. Jess (jrnyc) gets botox injections in her...

    Jess (jrnyc) gets botox injections in her thoracic back. You can try to PM her for which doctor does that. She has left the forum.

    Good luck.
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    In your professional opinion, is Spinecor a brace...

    In your professional opinion, is Spinecor a brace and does it necessarily cause muscle atrophy?
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    All braces including Spinecor de-activate...

    All braces including Spinecor de-activate muscles. They take over some of the work of the muscles so the muscles decline.
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    We were friends on Facebook. She was a gifted...

    We were friends on Facebook. She was a gifted artist and musician. She had many interests. She was among the most knowledgeable people on the scoliosis forums.

    I never met her in person but she...
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    I know some broad outlines. She had some...

    I know some broad outlines.

    She had some lumps in her breast and a doctor misdiagnosed them as benign. Her cancer metastasized to her liver and she fought it for a few years.

    This did not...
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    The loss of Tonibunny

    I don't know where to put this post.

    The beautiful spirit that was Tonibunny has been lost.

    Life is beyond unfair.
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    Jess, hang in there. That's a lot on your plate....

    Jess, hang in there. That's a lot on your plate.

    I hope the NSAID will keep him comfortable until he clears the infection. Can you cut it up in tiny pieces and mix it into the food?

    This is...
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    Jess I am worried about you and the bunny. The...

    Jess I am worried about you and the bunny. The bad weather is just making things harder unfortunately.

    Is removing the prostate an option?
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    I don't really understand the end game here. And...

    I don't really understand the end game here. And there are others things I don't understand.

    1. If she had 20 operations, why is the only hardware visible the new growing rod? Maybe they took...
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    I hope everyone who is getting snowed on doesn't...

    I hope everyone who is getting snowed on doesn't get buried. Wow. Rough winter.

    Jess I just can't imagine going through a surgery for cysts and and then having to drain another one! What is...
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    Congratulations on your baby! Can you get a...

    Congratulations on your baby!

    Can you get a second opinion? Find out if there is any medical reason to have a Cesarean just because you have a fused back. There might not be.

    Can you go back...
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    Apparently researchers also found a genetic...

    Apparently researchers also found a genetic explanation (copy number) for congenital scoliosis in the Han Chinese population...
    ...
  13. Thread: Side Planks

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    The pain doctors did not rigorously separate the...

    The pain doctors did not rigorously separate the structural from the compensatory curves. Co-mingling them on one graph is nonsense FULL STOP. If they did that. It isn't clear. There is some...
  14. Thread: Side Planks

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    Alistair, thanks for posting that. I think at...

    Alistair, thanks for posting that.

    I think at this point it is very clear why the article wasn't published in a journal like Spine.

    The authors are not orthopedic surgeons and it shows. In...
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    Gayle, good point! And I hope you and the kids...

    Gayle, good point! And I hope you and the kids are well.

    I missed that she had several surgeries. She either was not instrumented or they removed the hardware when they put the growing rod in.
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    If you look at the radiograph, there are no rods...

    If you look at the radiograph, there are no rods or screws but there are other things that look like tiny wires or something. Or not.

    She may not have had surgery before. This may be her first...
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    That's really great to give extendable rods to...

    That's really great to give extendable rods to adults. It seems much easier than halo traction. Maybe she will get mote correction than from an (instantaneous) fusion surgery also. That woman is...
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    It looks so beautiful there... a tropical...

    It looks so beautiful there... a tropical paradise.
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    Rohrer really nice hearing from you! Wow you are...

    Rohrer really nice hearing from you! Wow you are dealing with so much. Your spirits seem to be high.

    I wish you well.
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    Jess please take care. I hope you can...

    Jess please take care. I hope you can reschedule.

    Is baby Sparky still wearing the cone?
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    This is essentially correct. You want to sit on...

    This is essentially correct. You want to sit on the horse in such a way that if the horse was taken out from under you, you would still be left standing. That is a balanced seat and the easiest way...
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    Ti Ed! That is most excellent! Nice seat. My...

    Ti Ed! That is most excellent! Nice seat. My only comment would be to bring your lower leg a bit more forward and try to sink into your heels.

    What is the horse's name?

    Those horses all know...
  23. Thread: Side Planks

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    Is your daughter doing side planks? Maybe there...

    Is your daughter doing side planks? Maybe there is your answer. Maybe they aren't doing it and maybe they are and not talking about it.
  24. Thread: Update

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    Glad you are back at school, Kara. I hope your...

    Glad you are back at school, Kara. I hope your teacher accepts what the surgeon says.

    Good luck in all your classes this semester, Kara.
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    OH MY GOSH Jess! That sounds harrowing. Oh my...

    OH MY GOSH Jess! That sounds harrowing. Oh my gosh.

    Is the pain under control today?

    Would the Botox injections help with the new very bad pain if it is due to the herniated disc?

    Please...
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