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    Scoliosis & Heavy Metal Allergy

    I have just been told by a Professor that my Scoliosis is almost certainly due to the large amount of dental amalgam fillings I had as a child!

    I was recently contacted by a woman who worked as a dental nurse and regularly handled the amalgam paste used to fill teeth. She went on to have serious health problems and had a daughter who developed Scoliosis in her teens. This woman has been proven to have heavy metal allergy to mercury. Dental amalgam is 50% mercury and it is also in some medications and vaccines, including the MMR and 'Flu jabs!

    When I reacted badly to the Flu jab i had in December (and am still trying to recover from), I took this subject more seriously and intend to have a particular test (Melisa Test) to determine which heavy metals I may be allergic to. Dental braces, and metal implants of any sort can all cause problems, including spinal rods or wires and can also cause other problems such as child autism or Multiple Sclerosis.

    This link will give more information and there is a Scoliosis questionnaire you can complete on the website: http://www.mercurymadness.org/

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    Hmm, this is the first time I've heard amalgam fillings being associated with scoliosis. In my son's case who has severe scoliosis, he doesn't have any fillings of any kind... perfect and straight teeth. My husband and I both have amalgam fillings but none of our three kids have a single one of any sort.
    Son 14 y/o diagnosed January 20th. 2011 with 110* Curve
    Halo Traction & 1st. surgery on March 22nd. 2011
    Spinal Fusion on April 19th. 2011

    Dr. Krajbich @ Shriners Childrens Hospital, Portland Oregon



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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreaM View Post
    I have just been told by a Professor that my Scoliosis is almost certainly due to the large amount of dental amalgam fillings I had as a child!
    What was s/he a professor of?

    Did this professor offer any evidence for this position or did they just get a vibe?
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    huh..???
    so i have scoli, but my 2 sisters don't...
    and we ALL have metal fillings...?
    my friends don't have scoli, and they have metal fillings...?!
    there should be A LOT more people with scoli if this theory were true!!

    i think it is a bogus explanation!!!
    professor of WHAT?

    jess
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    I hate this sort of thing. You know that someone will go on to quote this as being the truth. ARRGH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrnyc View Post
    professor of WHAT?
    My money is it will be in an entirely irrelevant field. But we will see.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaRacine View Post
    ARRGH!

    Speaking of something close to that... this is hilarious...

    http://www.break.com/index/best-horse-name-ever-2019113
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    I gather she is a professor of Immunology and previously worked as head of Immunotoxicology at a large pharmaceutical company and now works at a University.

    I am just new to all this myself so really don't know what particular research has led to the belief that metal toxicity can lead to Scoliosis. I am in no position to comment as to the validity of what I have been told but I have other health problems too and my symptoms certainly fit with those listed for metal allergy.

    The questionnaire I referred to above also asks about the health of the Scoliotic's mother and their possible exposure to metal toxins. My own mother was a nurse all her working life and the only link to metal I could think of was the mercury used in thermometers at the time she was in nursing. There is no doubt about the danger of mercury in the human body and I asked her if she had ever broken a thermometer. She said it had happened twice and been cleaned up with cotton wool. (To put this in perspective, if you break one of the newer low-energy light bulbs, you are supposed to open all the windows and vacate the room for at least ten minutes to let the vapour escape. Then you would wear gloves to lift the broken glass and dispose of it carefully. The amount of mercury in these light bulbs is miniscule in comparison to what would be in even the smallest thermometer).

    I don't think I would have paid much attention to this subject if I hadn't taken such an immediate and long-lasting reaction to my recent flu jab. I was very ill for many years and have demyelination of my spinal cord and no bladder or bowel function. My symptoms are very similar to severe vitamin B12 deficiency and when I started on injections, my health improved considerably. However, to keep it that way I need 3 injections a week and daily folic acid. From the reading I have done in the last few days, I gather the metal allergy causes a drop in your glutathione level and one of the treatments for improving it is B12, folate and B6.

    This whole idea is all very new to me but it is too important to ignore it. I obviously can't do anything about my Scoliosis but if I can find out for sure if I am allergic to the mercury and therefore can't detoxify it, I should be able to get treatment to rid my body of it and hopefully bring about a permanent improvement to my fragile health. I also met another woman last year who had both Scoliosis and MS, both of which are mentioned as damage which occurs from metal toxicity. The woman who first notified me of this did not say her daughter had amalgam fillings but that her own regular exposure to mercury would have affected her unborn child too and she is convinced that it was this which led to the girl's development of Scoliosis. The woman herself needs regular chelation to clear the mercury from her system.

    I did ask why not everyone with amalgam filling became ill and was told that some people are not able to clear the heavy metal toxins from their body as well as others. I would think that, at the very least, all those who have Scoliosis, or the mother of a Scoliotic child, should consider what metals they may have been exposed to throughout their lives and, in particular, dental fillings, dental braces and bridges, or any other metal implant or exposure to liquid mercury or vapour.

    I'm not making any claims for or against this idea but I will try to have the test suggested and will update this thread with what, if anything, it reveals.

    Andrea
    Last edited by AndreaM; 03-12-2011 at 11:45 AM.

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    My mom used to shine her nickels with mercury using her bare hands. I'm the youngest of 5 and am the only one with scoliosis. I have a silver sensitivity and have had all but one of my amalgam fillings removed for this reason. The one that remains gives me a tooth ache, but that's about all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rohrer01 View Post
    My mom used to shine her nickels with mercury using her bare hands. I'm the youngest of 5 and am the only one with scoliosis. I have a silver sensitivity and have had all but one of my amalgam fillings removed for this reason. The one that remains gives me a tooth ache, but that's about all.
    Yes, yes but do you feel you adequately entertained the notion that space aliens might have caused your scoliosis? I am thinking not.
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    I think all sort of ills come from toxins in our environment. However, to prove that all scoliosis is caused by mercury would be difficult. Of the many cases pointed out on here, maybe none have the heavy metal allergy, who's to say? I think it is definitely worth investigating whether heavy metal poisoning causes "some" scoliosis. I do think that the professor did overstep her bounds to say that your scoliosis was definitely caused by the heavy metal allergy. She would have to run all sorts of clinical tests on you to even begin to prove that. Even then she would have to run a large controlled study to prove her hypothesis. I'm not saying she's absolutely wrong, I'm just saying she needs more proof, at least in your particular case. I absolutely hope you find out if you do have allergies and can purge your body of the toxins that are making you sick. I'm not ridiculing you, but professor may have scared you without meaning to.

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    i bet she can prove metal exposure causes cancer too...

    what is this professor's knowledge of scoli?

    how many orthopedic doctors or surgeons has she talked to...

    how many people is she scaring with these unproven assumptions..?

    that website states in the disclaimer that the information provided does not constitute medical information!!

    jess

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    It was an interesting read on that Laurie lady and I'll have to do more research on dystonia b/c I am not familiar with that at all.

    http://www.scoliosiscorrectioncenter...%20Surgery.htm

    ^^ This is the first site I think I read when I was first researching my son's scoliosis and it freaked me out so much I emailed it to my husband and then he freaked out. Later I find out the guy on the site isn't even a doctor and I did not appreciate his 'scare tactics' one little bit. >_<

    Edit, this comment at the bottom of that page is false:

    "There is NO MEDICAL REASONS for the Surgery. It is a PURELY COSMETIC PROCEDURE"

    Really? What about my kid who has a 110* curve (probably more now) and his rib cage is so twisted that it's about to compromise his organs, if it isn't already. Quack comes to mind about this guy.
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    Son 14 y/o diagnosed January 20th. 2011 with 110* Curve
    Halo Traction & 1st. surgery on March 22nd. 2011
    Spinal Fusion on April 19th. 2011

    Dr. Krajbich @ Shriners Childrens Hospital, Portland Oregon



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    That was one of the first sites I saw, too. It upset me to think how much money he charges for people to go there with no guarantee. If you look at his references some of them are from like 60 years ago, if I remember correctly.

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