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    I assume you have chosen a surgeon. I wish you...

    I assume you have chosen a surgeon. I wish you the best of luck. I知 thinking I will start the process next year but for now I知 exhausting all the other treatments. Not because I think those...
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    Not yet

    Hi!

    I have not had surgery yet. I went to see Dr. Hostin in Dallas for a second opinion and he recommended conservative treatment. He said I should do Pilates and take Celebrex. He also...
  3. Thread: Adult bracing?

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    And I am in San Antonio. I forgot to answer that...

    And I am in San Antonio. I forgot to answer that question.
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    Hi Ed, Thanks for all that great advice. I...

    Hi Ed,

    Thanks for all that great advice. I still need to develop a relationship with my surgeon. I only had 1 appointment with him, and then one with his PA which focused on the osteopenia...
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    Thanks, that痴 how I知 thinking. I知 so happy to...

    Thanks, that痴 how I知 thinking. I知 so happy to hear that you have reversed the osteopenia. I知 taking calcium too and I知 walking with small weights. I am skinny, and you need weight to make bones...
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    Thanks Ed. About my osteopenia, Dr. Geck said I...

    Thanks Ed. About my osteopenia, Dr. Geck said I should take Abaloparatide (Tymlos) at least 2 months before surgery. It builds up bone quickly but you can only take this med for two years. He did not...
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    By the way, my curves are T 38, L 55 ( more or...

    By the way, my curves are T 38, L 55 ( more or less- I had them measured by different doctors and pts and there is some variation which is to be expected). The curve that has progressed is the lumbar...
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    I would not say that my pain is intolerable but...

    I would not say that my pain is intolerable but it is exhausting and it is getting worse. I worry about the future. My surgeon says that waiting too long will make the recovery from surgery harder or...
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    I would use this brace along with P/T. Schroth to...

    I would use this brace along with P/T. Schroth to be more specific. The schroth therapist recommends it to help with pain and posture to supplement the p/t. She says it is optional but some of her...
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    Good point. Thanks. I trust my surgeon but...

    Good point. Thanks.

    I trust my surgeon but there is a part of me who also thinks that his professional interest is in surgery not bracing. He said that the problem with bracing adults is that...
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    Adult bracing?

    I was wondering if there are any adults here using a brace to stop curve progression and for pain relief. I just started schroth and the therapist recommended this brace...
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    Thanks for your warm welcome! I知 considering...

    Thanks for your warm welcome! I知 considering having surgery. I was diagnosed with scoliosis as a teen, had a brace for 3 years and for decades my curve did not progress much if at all. I was very...
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    Dr. Geck in Austin

    Hi,

    Has anyone had fusion surgery with Dr. Geck? What was your experience like?

    Thanks!
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