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    Quote Originally Posted by AMom View Post
    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 x-rays in an effort to stitch together an image of the entire spine.

    Thank you for sharing that article!

    "Vertebral osteoporosis

    EOS® imaging was also tested for the study of vertebral osteoporosis. It was first compared to dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) using a Hologic® device for measurement of bone mineral density (BMD) [35]. Both techniques were used to determine BMD on the European Spine Phantom, and the results were compared to the values given by the manufacturer of the phantom. EOS® imaging was more accurate than Hologic® (5.2 % compared to 7.2 %) and had very good reproducibility [35]. In another study, it was used to determine the BMDs of 14 fresh-frozen vertebrae, as well as to provide a 3D reconstruction of these vertebrae [36]. Thus, a subject-specific finite element model (FEM) of each vertebra was created, which led to better prediction of the failure load of these vertebrae.

    What do we do now? Who would we send the EOS to to check her bone density level?

    A Mom
    I would probably start with the radiology report and/or the radiologist where the images were taken.
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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 project)
    She has been accepted to the UC system.

    She has been complaining about her back and neck pain since she was a little girl and is now asking to see an ortho for her lordosis issues to see if they can "fix" her back.

    Does anyone have recommendations for orthos who work with this issue? Curve was last measured at 85 degrees. We live in California.

    AMom

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    Hi AMom, Congratulations to your daughter on the graduation and the good grades! Woo-hoo!

    Does she know where she wants to go to school?

    And, where are you in California? Being close to a scoliosis center is a bonus....

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 59, the new 55...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    AMom congratulations to your daughter on doing a great job! Has she decided on a major yet? Some schools here make you choose before your go which is really odd in my opinion.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    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 taking a gap year. Santa Cruz is relatively close to San Francisco so I am trying to figure out where to take her for her back pain. --Any ideas?

    A Mom

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    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, however she is also interested in Social Work. After a year or two at college, she may change her mind again (or many, many times!) She is good with people in general and kids of all ages love her; children gravitate to her.

    A Mom

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMom View Post
    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 taking a gap year. Santa Cruz is relatively close to San Francisco so I am trying to figure out where to take her for her back pain. --Any ideas?

    A Mom
    The closest specialists to Santa Cruz are at Stanford.

    https://stanfordhealthcare.org/searc...re_phy&q1=true
    Never argue with an idiot. They always drag you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience. --Twain
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    Surgery 1/20/11 A/P fusion L2-sacrum w/pelvic fixation

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMom View Post
    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 taking a gap year. Santa Cruz is relatively close to San Francisco so I am trying to figure out where to take her for her back pain. --Any ideas?

    A Mom
    For Santa Cruz, Stanford and or USCF. Both have scoliosis teams. Both are excellent places.

    Its important that scoliosis patients are evaluated by scoliosis surgeons. Scoliosis surgeons are the only ones trained in "balancing" spines which is important in spine deformity. Take all diagnostic and records with you.

    Has your elder daughter with the large lordosis been evaluated by a scoliosis surgeon? I remember seeing her x-ray at some point here, and if its a 90, I wouldn't ignore that since these large curves can progress at a faster rate..... For the LA area, Dr Pashman would be a good start.
    http://espine.com/

    Having good insurance is a must....This should always be addressed before going in.

    Linda posted the Stanford page, here is the UCSF page
    https://www.ucsfhealth.org/treatment...sis/index.html

    Get all diagnostics burned to disc in "your" possession. These are important records for the future should they move to another state and need surgery in the future. I have all my old records. I have x-rays that date back to the 1980's. I have my CT's and MRI's on disc.

    Once again, surgery is always a last ditch effort....and the more difficult cases take a lot of thought.... There is never any rush on surgery, so non-surgical attempts will be tried first.

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 59, the new 55...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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