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    Hemivertebrae

    Hello--this is my first time posting on the surgical side - I've been on the non-surgical side since 2009 after learning about my 50° curve and managing it non-invasively, which continues to be a...
  2. Thanks for sharing

    Thanks for sharing all that. You gave work your best shot. I am 48 also, single, no children. I may be in the same boat someday though you had an easy to win case it seems. Congrats - and I wish you...
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    Hi Jess, glad to hear you're still doing well...

    Hi Jess, glad to hear you're still doing well with your injections. It's that cold and painful time of year when I start googling about surgery, and of course I landed here. :) I will maybe try an...
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    keeping on...

    Thank you so much, Friends! Keeping in touch - haven't logged in in a little bit. Keeping active at the gym swimming and some yin yoga, and I've learned Egoscue exercises - all this takes an hour or...
  5. Thread: my case-

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    I haven't looked at your site yet, and the square...

    I haven't looked at your site yet, and the square footing, but just to address the questions-- my trainer says to not try to rotate or correct my rotation (it is very tempting to try to do when I...
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    Egoscue method

    [QUOTE=whatishappening;124164]Hi Dailystrength, thank you for the suggestion, I would love to take something like that - I just checked though and it is not offered here.. Too bad.

    Here is the...
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    Thank you, Hdugger!

    Thank you, Hdugger!
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    For what it's worth, I'm starting Egoscue...

    For what it's worth, I'm starting Egoscue training - it works on straightening muscle imbalances and rotation. I've heard good things about it. There is a Pain Free Performance clinic in my city and...
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    Update

    Hi friends! (sorry I don't know where that smiley came from and I can't get it to go away!)

    I had my routine x-ray with Dr. Shaffrey yesterday, and it measured the same lumbar, with improvement...
  10. Wore a Boston brace

    Starting with this quote by Ed, because it's a very good viewpoint. My pain was missed in diagnosis as an adult for 8 years as my curve was drastically worsening, because being braced as a kid, I was...
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    hear ya

    Dear so-shy,
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings. On a particularly painful day (watering plants using a large watering can is not the best thing to do!), it's helpful to know I'm not the...
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    Hi Flerc, Sorry I've been off for a while - did I...

    Hi Flerc, Sorry I've been off for a while - did I answer this? Yes, I started with Pilates, and now I do only stretches and walking in the lower-heel shoes (Earth brand), and using the balance ball...
  13. Encouraging!

    Christian0710, Good for you; this thread encouraged me!!! I have been trying to do that for a while, and it's great to see others' optimism. I was considering ending my gym membership but maybe will...
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    Just skimming Skevimc's reply, I agree and wanted...

    Just skimming Skevimc's reply, I agree and wanted to encourage you to not discount muscle work - remember I improved 5 degrees and I suspect more improvement will follow - I credit the balance ball...
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    Yes, q_fruit, I did a program at the gym with...

    Yes, q_fruit, I did a program at the gym with special attention to stablizing my core as I used the weights. My trainer told me to go very steady and as slow as you need to in order to maintain your...
  16. You're welcome and I am just glad my experience...

    You're welcome and I am just glad my experience could help someone- you! Yes I would be glad to meet you. I am glad the hospital has suitable accomodations because already my brain was buzzing - but...
  17. Hi Amanda, I am so glad you had a satisfying...

    Hi Amanda,

    I am so glad you had a satisfying and enlightening visit/meeting(s) with Dr. Shaffrey. I think once he got his questions out of the way he was "all in." Believe me he does not rush...
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    Thank you, Back-out and Mamamax! Good to hear...

    Thank you, Back-out and Mamamax! Good to hear from you both! :) I had a very nice birthday indeed - saw a musical and had dinner with folks and lunch at work too. And the intense "Year of the Back"...
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    Thank you for the BDay wishes, NSF!

    I have not been on here a lot lately and just wanted to let you all know its because I've been doing okay! Been feeling pretty good...not too much pain or limitation.... thank you all and best to all...
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    Thank you so much, Amanda, for your take on...

    Thank you so much, Amanda, for your take on Schroth. Today I told the therapist that I think I will have to pass it up in light of limited resources. I don't feel quite okay with that as I wonder...
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    Thanks so much, Rohrer-- I am glad I can be an...

    Thanks so much, Rohrer-- I am glad I can be an encouragement. What a wonderful post. I am working on the same - getting it under control. Aware is one thing; at its mercy is another. I am going to be...
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    Back-Out, your ramblings are excellent. There is...

    Back-Out, your ramblings are excellent. There is so much to think about and consider. Rushing into surgery is not an "easy-fix" as we would all like to think it is. We have a condition, surgery is...
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    Yes, I am also leery of doing the same thing day...

    Yes, I am also leery of doing the same thing day in and day out for the rest of my life, as Schroth could (might) be. I sound like a broken record but Annette Welling's book "Curves, Twists, and...
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    Yes, Virginia is a pretty state. I am so...

    Yes, Virginia is a pretty state. I am so fortunate to live here. I am so glad you got through to my Dr's office! Good! Yes, travel to C'Ville can be a little out of the way, but its not difficult. I...
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    I agree with you totally here. Yes, those were my...

    I agree with you totally here. Yes, those were my thoughts exactly. Why does it have to be "patented"? When so many are suffering? When I find something that works, I tell everyone I know might need...
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