I have read stories such as you all write here and my heart still goes out to you all.
I have very little faith in chiropractic help, as they said to me recently they would not and could not touch my back. I have read posts from people who have exercised and exercised to try and help their situation.
I think it depends on the degree of curve.
Terri said her son had a 30 degree curve and even with an excellent brace maker it still has progressed.
I know surgery is a scary thing, believe me I have two sons, 1 being a diabetic and of course my BACK problems, but sometimes not to prolong the problem, that is if I had a choice even now, I would not like to have to do exercises all my life I would like it to be fixed here and now so I could get on with things,.
I know the risks involved with surgery as I had my operation back in the dark ages, but now medical science has progressed and things have become so much safer.
All I am trying to say is please do not put your hope in things that in the long
rum will not be any help at all, and while you are waiting for a miracle your son or daughters backs are getting worse.
This is not meant to be negative and I feel for you all so very much, just wanted to state a bit of reality, please dont be angry as it is only my opinion.
Operated on in 1966, harrington rods inserted from T4 to L3, here in Australia. Fusion of the said vertebrae as well. Problems for the last 14 years with pain.
Something I feel deeply,"Life is like money,you can spend it anyway you wish, but can only spend it once.