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    How large was your curve? Do you have pre-surgery...

    How large was your curve? Do you have pre-surgery x-rays?

    Congratulations! :)
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    There were people who said it was impossible to...

    There were people who said it was impossible to sail across the world, fly to the moon, cure diseases. But those things can be done now. Your defeatist attitude is one that is shared strongly in this...
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    Perhaps it's the thread title that misled people...

    Perhaps it's the thread title that misled people into thinking this would be a thread negating the use of surgery because I called it "something you should read before surgery." Therefore many people...
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    Lastly, 'surgery' is something that I want and I...

    Lastly, 'surgery' is something that I want and I only have a 20 degree curve so the last thing I'd be interested in is discouraging people from having it. Obviously it should be taken on a per case...
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    On a lighter note, I'm going to get checked out...

    On a lighter note, I'm going to get checked out soon. I'm also in correspondence with http://www.consultingorthopedists.com inquiring about the possibility of botox treatments and the like. ;)
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    Did you bother to read the first two sentences in...

    Did you bother to read the first two sentences in my post in this thread. The very two first sentences. I'll quote them for you:



    Don't fret, you weren't the only one that missed it.
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    Hi Celia, I think bracing is probably...

    Hi Celia,

    I think bracing is probably effective if scoliosis is found early in life. Since youre daughter is young, her body is still developing and her bones and muscles are still growing and...
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    Basically when I was diagnosed I wanted to get it...

    Basically when I was diagnosed I wanted to get it fixed immediately but I was told that with such a small curve surgery was not recommended. They told me to go to a chiropractor which I did for some...
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    Thanks. I don't mind being ridiculed, belittled,...

    Thanks. I don't mind being ridiculed, belittled, or ostrasized for what I'm saying. I don't understand it, but it's not something that concerns me. It will not sway me from doing what I think is...
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    I agree, I wish I had only started one thread....

    I agree, I wish I had only started one thread. Perhaps all of these threads can be combined into one?
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    I agree that's a good idea. Do you know of any...

    I agree that's a good idea. Do you know of any such forums? When new treatments are ready everybody will benefit from them.

    I think that people are taking my posts the wrong way. I think that...
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    I experience pain with my curve. As Sandy said,...

    I experience pain with my curve. As Sandy said, maybe I shouldn't but at 20 degrees but I do. It may not be as severe as yours but it's there. There are people with curves greater than 40 degrees on...
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    I fail to see what I'm whining about. If wanting...

    I fail to see what I'm whining about. If wanting better treatments is whining I'll wind until the dogs come home. Perhaps the more we whine and the louder we whine, those who can make a difference...
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    No, what I'm doing is productive. To guess and...

    No, what I'm doing is productive. To guess and speculative as to the cause is exactly what medical professionals are doing when they conduct studies... it's the best way to find answers. The...
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    Because we cannot offer more effective treatments...

    Because we cannot offer more effective treatments at this time, I would recommend using all available treatments that currently exist. It cannot hurt.

    I'm advocating curing scoliosis, not simply...
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    Did you re-read the article you quoted? Where has...

    Did you re-read the article you quoted? Where has everybody's reading comprehension gone? I feel like I'm in the twighit zone. There are doctors that disagree with it so I'm not the only one that...
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    They didn't have this kind of screening at the...

    They didn't have this kind of screening at the schools I went to and I'm only 26 years old. Did they just start doing this in the past 5-10 years?

    I think they should do it each year for children...
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    He's right. Look at the study that you've qouted....

    He's right. Look at the study that you've qouted.

    First it says that "The number of failures of treatment in each study was determined by calculating the total number of patients who had...
  19. It seems to me there are essentially two types of...

    It seems to me there are essentially two types of scoliosis:

    1) Developmental Scoliosis - this type will usually be less severe and in many cases not even noticeable because the curve is so small...
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    Poll: I was at an allergy specialist who was giving me...

    I was at an allergy specialist who was giving me shots in the back to fine out what I'm allergic to. He must have noticed it looking at my back as I was laying face down because he told me to stand...
  21. Thanks, I can get it now. What's scary is that...

    Thanks, I can get it now.

    What's scary is that the journal article was published in 2003 and in the introduction he states the kind of studies have yet to be done like studies on the strength...
  22. Excellent article and hits upon what's being...

    Excellent article and hits upon what's being discussed here. It does not surprise me that this type of treatment would prove effective.

    I'm going to pursue this type of treatment for me. Instead...
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    Yes it is. Plain and simple.

    Yes it is. Plain and simple.
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    Sleep position is important and it is a feature...

    Sleep position is important and it is a feature currently ignored by professionals in this area of research. When the body is young and fluid, the configuration one sleeps in for a good 3rd to half...
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    I posted the ASCO SYSTEM link asking people if...

    I posted the ASCO SYSTEM link asking people if they've used it because I'm not familiar with that treatment. The link showed promising results. If inquiring about treatments is dubious I apologize. I...
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