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Thread: Anyone else?? Scoliosis and Agent Orange

  1. #1
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    Question Anyone else?? Scoliosis and Agent Orange

    Hi!
    I am wondering if any other members who have been diagnosed with Scoliosis have a parent that was exposed to Agent Orange.

    My father was exposed when he was in Vietnam.. I was diagnosed with scoliosis in 1985. I had the milwaukee brace, and then the herrington rods put in. I have had two other surgeries removing parts of the rods due to back pain/stenosis.

    The research that I have done shows that a few individuals, like myself, had a parent in Vietnam that was exposed to Agent Orange.

    I am VERY curious to see how many other individuals are out there!

    Please email me if you have any information!!
    Thank you so much!!!!!!

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    Hi dinamb1...

    According to this website:

    http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Bu...2/briefB2.html


    "The following types of conditions are not ordinarily thought to be due to such exposure (the first restriction): (a) congenital, that is, existing at or from one's birth, or developmental conditions, for example, scoliosis; (b) conditions which are known to have pre-existed military service; (c) conditions resulting from trauma, for example, deformity or limitation of motion of an extremity; (d) conditions having a specific and well established etiology, for example, tuberculosis and gout; and (e) common conditions having a well recognized clinical course, for example, inguinal hernia and acute appendicitis."

    Regards,
    Linda

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    Unfortunately, the government won't recognize many 'effects' from Agent Orange.

    I am hoping to find other's out there who share a similar story as mine.

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    me

    My dad was sprayed with agent orange and my scoliosis is not hereditary.
    mistyk

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    My father was exposed to Agent Orange in 'Nam as well. I was diagnosed w/Scoliosis as a child. Though my scoliosis is hereditary, I have many health problems & often wonder if some are the result of my father's exposure.

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    I'm sorry if I'm being stupid, but what IS agent orange? Whatever it is, I dont it had an effect on my scoli because I don't know my birth parents. But they were probably too young to be in vietnam anyway.
    ~Leelee ♪
    [-] 17 years old
    _[-] 12th grade
    [-] scoliosis, 45T and 42 L
    _[-] kyphosis, 67*
    [-] Boston brace for 4 years
    _[-] Stopped 6/8/05 at 4:32 PM

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