Our 14 y.o. son was just diagnosed with a 34 degree scoliosis curve. His right shoulder sits about 4-5 inches higher than his left. The xrays show a triangular shaped hemivertebrae at the T4-T5. Because this happened at the same time the kidneys and heart, our doctor is having that checked out.

We visited the spine surgeon in Louisville, KY (at the Leatherman Spine Clinic) two days ago. My son is experiencing no pain or neurological effects, thankfully. We are going to do the "watch and monitor" right now, having new xrays and evaluation in three months. We're hoping the progression won't continue as he continues to grow - he's only 5'6" right now.

Any advice, encouragement, recommendations, etc....we're all ears...I hope to learn a LOT from all of you.
thanks....
blessings..robin