Hey everyone! I had a couple questions I hope someone can answer. We noticed my sons back around 9 months. He had his first X-Ray in November, and it showed he had a 31 degree curve, RVAD 20. We were sent to primary Children's orthopedic section, and the dr. said we should wait 3 months to see if it progresses or not. Well, we waited, and just went back last week and it progressed to 40 degrees RVAD 60. He then told us we should wait another 6 months??! My son is 16 months now, and isn't walking yet, he said we should wait a half a year to see if walking fixes it. I just don't feel right about this, so I found on here that people had been to shriners. When we called Shriners hospital in SLC they said we needed to fill out an application and they would let us know in a couple weeks if they would accept my son.
So my questions, is it hard to get in to Shriners? How bad does the curve have to be for them to cast a child? And can learning to walk really correct his spine, especially when it's progressing? Thanks!!