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08-11-2004, 01:27 PM
Hi. I'm on my scecond brace, and I was just wondering:

a. how many braces did/have you gone/go through?

b. how many years did/have you have the brace?

08-12-2004, 08:30 AM
I know this probably isn't what you are looking for but I thought you might find it intersting as its not quite the norm. I am an Infantile Idiopathic scoliosis baby (diagnosed at 15 months braced at 18 months 23/24) and

a) I think it was a brace change every 1.5 to 2 years (depended on how I was growing) so it was about 7 braces in total

b) I was braced 9 years all up (7 years then 2 years from age 11)

08-29-2004, 04:57 AM
hello, i was 14 when i got my first brace, 15 when i got my second, and i had surgery shortly after when i turned 16. first brace was when i had around a 30 degree curve. Eventually my curve grew to 76 degrees before surgery. I wore my 2nd brace 24/7, first brace i wasn't so religious about it because it was terribly uncomfortable.

12-29-2004, 03:26 PM
Hi i had my first brace for a month and then my doctor said my curve improved so much that i had to get a new one so i've had a brace for about 2 months and i've had to get a new one after a month and i have to wear a brace for a total of 3 years. bye ~Sammie~

12-29-2004, 03:28 PM
i've had a brace for two months and i had to get another one after a month because my curve improved so much and i also have to wear my brace for a total of 3 years bye ~Sammie~

01-29-2005, 11:22 PM
My brace my no means corrected by spinal curvature. However it did manage to prevent the progression of the curve. I was able to avoid surgery.