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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2005


    My daughter has been diagnosed with scoliosis. We have been informed by our family Dr. that the radiology report states a 28% curvature. We are scheduled to see a DO friday. I was just wondering how bad is a 28% curvature.

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    Mary Lou Guest
    Since you are posting in the adolescent section, I'm guessing your daughter is a pre-teen or teen. If that's true, 28* is not too bad. Most doctors prescribe a brace starting at about 25* or so especially if the child has a lot of growing to do.

    Good luck and keep us posted.

    Mary Lou

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Thanks for the info. And yes, she is 14. Her diagnosis is in the Lumbar spine.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2003

    Just a reminder not to get too panicked about the numbers. When you see a specialist they will re-do the measurements themselves. I'm assuming you are seeing a Doctor of Osteopathy = DO. I suggest you consider seeing a pediatric orthopedist who specializes in adolescent scoliosis.

    My daughter is now 19yrs old and has a lumbar scoliosis with an upper compensatory curve and rotation of the spine. She has not had surgical repair. Her curve is currently 35 degrees. Each patient is unique.

    Good luck with your upcoming appointment.
    mom to Kara, idiopathic scoliosis, Blake 19, GERD and Braydon 14, VACTERL, GERD, DGE, VEPTR #137, thoracic insufficiency, rib anomalies, congenital scoliosis, missing coccyx, fatty filum/TC, anal stenosis, horseshoe kidney, dbl ureter in left kidney, ureterocele, kidney reflux, neurogenic bladder, bilateral hip dysplasia, right leg/foot dyplasia, tibial torsion, clubfoot with 8 toes, pes cavus, single umblilical artery, etc.

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