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    Talking Xray Perspective

    I don't think I'm going to worry about this xray thing. A typical spine xray exposes a person to approx 1.5 mSv, the average person in the US receives an effective dose of about 3 mSv per year from naturally occurring radioactive materials and cosmic radiation from outer space.

    I like this conversation though - opportunity to share some facts (vs fears): http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/safe...m?pg=sfty_xray

    To explain it in simple terms, we can compare the radiation exposure from one chest x-ray as equivalent to the amount of radiation exposure one experiences from our natural surroundings in 10 days.



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    thanks for the facts about raidation as of everyone else i dont know what to say my first question is what is a radiograph if it is a x-ray then yes every three months perscribed by the chiropractor and spincor docters there certified
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid_15 View Post
    Im really confused we will all see how everthing goes in 2 weeks
    Hi Kid15 - Don't worry ... we discuss all kinds of things here - sorry you and your mom's thread got a little hijacked. Ask your doctors about any questions you have - they will be your best source for good answers. And congratulations to you once again, I am so happy for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid_15 View Post
    thanks for the facts about raidation as of everyone else i dont know what to say my first question is what is a radiograph if it is a x-ray then yes every three months perscribed by the chiropractor and spincor docters there certified
    You're welcome - and yes a radiograph is an xray. I'm seeing my dr/chiropractor/spinecor certified provider next week - and I also usually get an xray every three months - its been a happy time for me so far! Best to you and your mom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamamax View Post
    - sorry you and your mom's thread got a little hijacked.
    Do you really think the radiograph frequency is tangential to this thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mamamax View Post
    You're welcome - and yes a radiograph is an xray. I'm seeing my dr/chiropractor/spinecor certified provider next week - and I also usually get an xray every three months - its been a happy time for me so far! Best to you and your mom.
    Are you only going to wear the Spinecor brace for two years?

    If you decide to wear it indefinitely will you continue to get quarterly radiographs the rest of your life?

    I hope this isn't considered a "hijack."
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    Quote Originally Posted by mamamax View Post
    Ask your doctors about any questions you have - they will be your best source for good answers.
    I believe her mother said they were not presently working with a surgeon.

    They are working with chiros only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooka1 View Post
    Are you only going to wear the Spinecor brace for two years?

    If you decide to wear it indefinitely will you continue to get quarterly radiographs the rest of your life?

    I hope this isn't considered a "hijack."
    I wondered if you were asking me that question earlier. Actually Adult protocol is yes, two years. Asking me what I am going to do at the end of that time is something I cannot answer at this time. I'll know when I get there. I do not intend to get quarterly xrays for the rest of my life nor would this be recommended. So - I'll let you know seventeen months from now :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooka1 View Post
    I believe her mother said they were not presently working with a surgeon.

    They are working with chiros only.
    Yes, Mom15 is working with a Spinecor certified chiropractic doctor - and any questions regarding Spinecor treatment would be best answered by him/her. For that matter, if they wanted to consult surgeons, they could write Colliard and Rivard as well (the surgeons who invented the brace - one of them, is an SRS member).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooka1 View Post
    Do you really think the radiograph frequency is tangential to this thread?
    I'm thinking ... pass the foil hat??

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    Wow



    Couple of things ...
    1. Our certified Spinecor specialists and chiropractor and ortho said x-rays 3 - 6 months ... we chose every 3 months because when we were only seeing the ortho we only did x-rays every 6 months and the curve increased. And we want to keep a closer eye on it.
    2. Also riser sign is only a 4. She is not done growing. Ortho, Spinecor and Chiro all agree she probably has another 2 inches of growth. ...
    3. We go back to the Spinecor specialist and chiro this month. We will see the ortho again in 3 months.

    Thank you mamamax for your comments. And good luck with your treatment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom_15 View Post


    Couple of things ...
    1. Our certified Spinecor specialists and chiropractor and ortho said x-rays 3 - 6 months ... we chose every 3 months because when we were only seeing the ortho we only did x-rays every 6 months and the curve increased. And we want to keep a closer eye on it.
    2. Also riser sign is only a 4. She is not done growing. Ortho, Spinecor and Chiro all agree she probably has another 2 inches of growth. ...
    3. We go back to the Spinecor specialist and chiro this month. We will see the ortho again in 3 months.

    Thank you mamamax for your comments. And good luck with your treatment!
    You're welcome Mom15 & all the very best to you and your daughter as well!

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    Talking 20 yr Old Daughter, Alacia Spine Core Brace.

    Hi I am a mother of a 20 yr old girl. She was diagnosed with Scoliosis at 17 1/2 yrs. She seen a Orthapedic Surgeon in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He told her that since her curvature was only 20 degrees and that she was done growing, there wasn't anything he could do for her. She had very severe pain. Her pain was a 10 and she would get a numbing feeling from her waist down to her feet during her menstral period and slept quite often. A freind of mine seen the article in the MaClean's Magazine for the Spine Core Brace and she contacted me. I let Alacia read the article and she wanted to go to Montreal to see the Chiroprator, Dr. Loiuse Marcotte who specialises with this brace. This friend and others in the community raised funds to send us and pay for the brace. She had it on for only 2 months and her pain went down from a 10 - 2 and she no longer gets a numbing feeling. This Dr. Loiuse also found out that Alacia's left leg was quite shorter than her right leg. So she gave her an insert for her shoes. Dr. Loiuse had to cut off an inch of elastic on all 4 elastics to tighten it up for Alacia. Her curve is from a 20 degree down to a 12 as soon as Dr. Louise put it on. She will be measuring Alacia again when she goes back in March 2010.

    There is only one problem though, Alacia has sensitive skin and she is getting raw and her skin is getting that black from the shorts. She says it is worse while on her period. Dr. Loiuse knows that this happens, but so far can't seem to find a solution.

    But all and all Alacia and her family and friends are just so happy with the results so far. She can't thank people enough for all their help.
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    I think there is good evidence, despite the anecdotal nature, that Spinecor helps adults (and maybe kids) with pain issues.

    The open question is does it halt curve progression in adolescents.

    PT also has some evidence of temporarily reducing curves in adults and kids.

    But the open question is will it permanently reduce curves (or halt progression) in growing kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avishenderson View Post
    Her curve is from a 20 degree down to a 12 as soon as Dr. Louise put it on. She will be measuring Alacia again when she goes back in March 2010.
    It's wonderful the combination of a heel lift and a brace has helped your daughter's pain - and that she's seen a typical in-brace reduction of her curve.

    Has "Dr. Louise" indicated the March 2010 measurement will show some permanent curve reduction (demonstrated by out-of-brace films) in the your daughter's skeletally mature spine?

    Quote Originally Posted by avishenderson View Post
    There is only one problem though, Alacia has sensitive skin and she is getting raw and her skin is getting that black from the shorts. She says it is worse while on her period. Dr. Loiuse knows that this happens, but so far can't seem to find a solution.
    Have you considered a dermatologist vs. a chiropractor?
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