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    Hi Sharon, Actually, Santa Cruz only allows a...

    Hi Sharon,

    Actually, Santa Cruz only allows a provisional choice of major. She is interested in history, with a focus on American history. She thinks she might want to teach high school history,...
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    Thanks Ed, with her many respiratory issues she...

    Thanks Ed, with her many respiratory issues she had to work extra hard to catch-up and keep-up with her assignments.

    My youngest is going to attend UCSC and my oldest wants to attend UCLA after...
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    lordosis, chronic back pain, ortho

    My youngest daughter just graduated from high school, yea!
    She earned her letter in academics.
    She is a NHS recipient.
    She earned her Gold Award (a year long leadership and community service...
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    Townie

    My daughter has moderate scoliosis with three curves and found bike riding painful until we purchased a Townie. The designer of the bike shifted the pedals forward which changes the angle of the...
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    what test is used to determine bone density?

    FYI: My daughters prefer the EOS to standard x-rays. It was quiet, quick (seemed quicker than x-rays), painless, and they did not worry as much about radiation. There was no need for multiple...
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    what test is used to determine bone density

    Yet another doctor's visit. I should buy stock in the medical profession to try and break even.

    Linda, would an EOS show bone density or does she have to have a different type of scan? I ask...
  7. opinions?

    We had an odd endocrinologist appointment yesterday.

    My daughter was dx w/ PCOS and placed on Tri-Lo for 6 months. She was nauseous and vomited during her cycle 3 out 6 times. The endo stopped...
  8. clarification

    Just to clarify things, the MedX CTR & BackStrong VARC used by Mooney and later by McIntyre were only used by people with AIS--not congenital scoliosis; and none of the individuals had spinal cord...
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    check the numbers

    The rates of scoliosis significantly decreased since the advent of the polio vaccine.

    Polio has almost disappeared in the USA due to the polio vaccine.

    Whether you trust the FDA or not is...
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    possible misunderstanding?

    I looked for it after I read your post--not sure why anyone would write this about the polio vaccine.

    Maybe someone is confusing the fact that before the polio vaccine became available, the...
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    Physiatrist

    Hi Ed,

    Absolutely agree, those x-rays are alarming. I hope we never see them on my daughter's images!

    I talked to her about everything and she said that she would like to get some help with...
  12. Maturation & Growth

    I thought some additional information might be helpful.

    I reviewed this thread to answer your maturation question: (Risser = R and Tanner = T)

    2010 R=0, T=1
    2011 R=0, T=2 Began PT
    2012 R=?,...
  13. Idiopathic, Congenital, Neuromuscular, & Degenerative

    We know "idiopathic" in AIS means the medical community does not know the cause of the disease/ disorder and yet we still see people with Marfans Syndrome being dx with AIS. Maybe it is because no...
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    Ouch

    I found it disturbing--didn't watch it to the end. When he sucked his solar plexus in it looked similar to a severe asthma attack; frightening to observe and worse to go through.
  15. Adolscent Idiopathic Scoliosis

    As I researched comorbidity over the years, I have noticed scoliosis shows up in conjunction with many other disorders--some of which have documented its comorbidity and others where it is not a...
  16. maturation

    Pooka1,

    Good question.

    I reviewed this thread to answer your question: (Risser = R and Tanner = T)

    2010 R=0, T=1
    2011 R=0, T=2 Began PT
    2012 R=?, T=3 Continue PT
    2013 R=4, T=4 End PT
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    my thoughts

    Pooka1,

    I think annual reports have both pros and cons during this time period. It is helpful to see what, it anything, a curve is doing when the adolescent is not growing and provides a basis in...
  18. 2011-13 PT done; 2013-16 stability confirmed per annual x-ray readings

    We have officially finished using our MedX Core Torso Rotation equipment. As modified, it can fit a person between 4'5" and 7'4" tall. If necessary, a notched seat can be made at any upholstery...
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    lordosis is appropriate for her sacral slope

    Hi All,

    I forwarded my youngest daughter’s latest EOS scan, photos, and pain diagrams for review recently and received a reply. Her degree of lordosis (85°) is appropriate for the degree of her...
  20. Just Curious

    I too am always, "curious."

    There have been a number of illnesses and disorders that have appeared shortly after a particular event in life, however, it is difficult to tease out the cause:
    Did...
  21. congratulations on your daughters' educations

    Pooka1,

    Absolutely agree, she can take her time. A few months or years now will not make a difference in the overall picture. I am sorry for the added stress she is dealing with, it cannot be...
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    like your idea

    I agree with Pooka1, the best literature is up-to-date and that means scientific journals. Be cautious when you come across something that is shockingly frightening or discusses an amazing cure or...
  23. How are your girls doing?

    Thank Pooka1,

    Because they are rare, most doctors don't see or recognize rare disorders and even if they do consider them, they only think of the "worst-case-scenario" instead of the entire...
  24. October 2016 update

    We flew to Nashville, TN to see Dr. Simmons because she and Dr. Dahir see patients with Hypophosphatasia from all over the USA. The doctor requested she have a blood draw, x-ray of the long bones,...
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    I wonder why orthos would be hesitant to use a...

    I wonder why orthos would be hesitant to use a tether on skeletally mature patients. (wondering, not criticizing) A mature spine can be straightened as much as is safe (similar to using rods). ...
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