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    Dingo Great to hear that Scott is still holding...

    Dingo
    Great to hear that Scott is still holding is own. It's always good to hear that TR is doing the trick.

    thanks again for posting all the info and research that you have done in the past. ...
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    It is quite possible that we misunderstood what...

    It is quite possible that we misunderstood what he was saying. Nalina and I discussed it and we are not sure what we actually heard.
    There is alot of nervousness on my part for sure and hers too...
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    hi Pooka I always forget to ask the surgeon...

    hi Pooka

    I always forget to ask the surgeon which curve is compensatory and which is structural. I will try to remember to do that next time.

    The report was verified and signed by a doctor...
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    EVEN BETTER NEWS for Nalina

    I had forgotten to ask for a copy of the Xrays and doctors findings at our/her visit last week.

    Nalina and I both had somehow thought the doctor said she had 27 top and 28 bottom curves.
    ...
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    thanks for the replys, I think it is the TR...

    thanks for the replys,

    I think it is the TR that makes the difference too but the I have to admit the night time brace forces the curve back the opposite way so I cant help but
    to think that it...
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    Hi Again

    Its been a long time since I have written about my daughter, Nalina.
    She was diaged last sept(2013) with curves of 38 top and 33 bottom.
    In my search for what do I ran across Dingo's articles...
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    Just to let you know, she had a GREAT night...

    Just to let you know,
    she had a GREAT night with her friends at the sleep over and now is back to wearing the brace without complaint.
    I think it was a really good reward for being so good about...
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    one happy girl

    Thanks for the opinions/advice.
    I agree that a special night for her would be a nice reward for putting up with the brace.

    I let her know that all of you agree and she is so happy.

    thanks...
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    Taking a night off

    My 11 yr old daughter was diagnosed with scoliosis last sept at an examination for school sports.
    Since then she wears a night time brace. She is doing OK with it and has worn it every night...
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    You're right, we sure are learning as we go....

    You're right, we sure are learning as we go.
    There are things we do to make it a bit more comfortable for her and sometimes we have to readjust it a couple times before she is OK with it, but those...
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    I think my daughter would have trouble with an...

    I think my daughter would have trouble with an all day brace too.
    We are actually kind of shocked that she is getting along so well with the night time one.
    Probably just that she is a good...
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    thanks again for the replies

    thanks to all for your replys,

    What you say does matter alot. You have all been through this much longer than we have and it is somehow comforting to know we are not alone.
    We are open to all...
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    Nalina brace update

    Just a quick note to inform you of the progress on my daughters brace.

    We went in about a week ago and had the ortho do some tweaking on her brace. She heated it up and made some...
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    I'm about as confused about bracing as anyone can...

    I'm about as confused about bracing as anyone can be but If I understand correctly the idea behind the night time(at least as it was explained to me) is to force the curve the opposite direction and...
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    WOW you two are really passionate about this...

    WOW you two are really passionate about this subject.

    I really appreciate all the information but really all I wanted to know when I started this thread was just how tight a night time brace...
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    This information is very interesting. It gives...

    This information is very interesting. It gives me some hope since my daughter is fine with wearing the night time brace 10 hours or so a night.
    We put the girls to bed before 9pm every night and...
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    Pooka1, I am so happy for you and your...

    Pooka1,

    I am so happy for you and your daughters that it has worked out so well for them and that they are doing well and thank you for sharing all this info on surgery, it eases my mind that...
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    Thanks Pooka1, I happy for you and your...

    Thanks Pooka1,

    I happy for you and your daughters that it has worked out so well for them.
    Your descriptions of the newer system eases my thoughts about it alot.
    I guess even though I had...
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    thanks Pooka1, I'm happy for you and your...

    thanks Pooka1,

    I'm happy for you and your daughters that you have gotten to a point where scoliosis is no longer an on going issue.
    I hope we can get there too but I hope its not with surgery. ...
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    Thanks hdugger for the kind words of...

    Thanks hdugger for the kind words of encouragement.

    My wife and I have told ourselves many times that it could be worse. she could have some deadly disease, cancer etc. However this has really...
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    thanks hdugger, I will talk to the doc about it...

    thanks hdugger, I will talk to the doc about it and see what they say. I just have this affliction to the steel rod and screws, that from what I hear will
    eventually break sometime down the...
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    thanks for that information hdugger, I am happy...

    thanks for that information hdugger, I am happy for you and your son. I hope he doesn't have to endure the surgery later in his life.

    I feel the same way about not knowing. I don't know if a...
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    thanks

    Thanks for the replys. We have been tightening the brace a little at a time and tonite it is almost as tight as they want it. so far our daughter is Ok with it.
    The Orthotist says as it gets...
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    Thanks for the replys

    Thank to all for the replys your information is very helpful and reassuring too.

    We will try to work up to the marks on the brace, but I just feel so mean putting her through so much torture.
    ...
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    How tight should a night time brace be?

    Hi,
    I'm new to the forums and hope I am writing this in the proper place.

    Our 11 year old daughter was diagnosed with scoliosis last Sept. during a school sports check up.
    She has the S curve...
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