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    Despite of that Law, there is no evidence or...

    Despite of that Law, there is no evidence or published outcome yet I could find of someone getting tethered, then getting it removed and ending up with the corrections made happily ever after. I'd...
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    Would you mind showing any proof and evidence for...

    Would you mind showing any proof and evidence for this, that the "spine would have remodeled into a healthy shape".
    I have asked spineassociates about this very question, and their response was "we...
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    Good to hear schroth seems to be doing you good...

    Good to hear schroth seems to be doing you good and have given you some temporary cosmetic improvements. For me it only helped with the pain, not reduce the rib hump. Curious to know how often do you...
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    Thanks for your reply Linda. As I remember, the...

    Thanks for your reply Linda. As I remember, the surgeon had told me he would fuse at about L1 or L2, and that the structural lumbar curve would align well. From your experience what are the chances...
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    I just looked it up, haven't found any released...

    I just looked it up, haven't found any released as of yet on adults. Candidates are mostly only growing children with thoracic curves only. There hasn't been a long term follow up too but it is FDA...
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    But wouldn't those tethers also keep the spine...

    But wouldn't those tethers also keep the spine immobile just like rods and screws would. What is bone remodeling and how would this be any different than restrictions a fusion would have? How do they...
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    Sorry Linda if you have missed my question, would...

    Sorry Linda if you have missed my question, would like to hear from you. I'm just wondering if one could just have lived better off with a progressive curve of say < 0.5 degrees a year, at age 40 yrs...
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    I like how this thread is going when coming up...

    I like how this thread is going when coming up with making the right decision despite how hard it is to make.
    I have a 45+ deg curve myself, but so far it has not worsen in 10 yrs since skeletal...
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    I was only referring to the fused part of the...

    I was only referring to the fused part of the spine. That cannot twist as the vertebrae have joined into one bone. With professional models they twist all areas of the body, shoulders, neck, torso,...
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    Not trying to deter you away from your choice on...

    Not trying to deter you away from your choice on having surgery, but I would want to notify you of the fact that you will have completely no capability of twisting the torso at all after a thoracic...
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    I'd be weary before believing that these types of...

    I'd be weary before believing that these types of products have anything better to offer than what you could get in your local sportshop today. I for one got relief just by wearing a regular rib belt...
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    Thanks for asking. I have 3 curves, but the...

    Thanks for asking.
    I have 3 curves, but the middle big thoracic one is the main one. I'm really not sure if the top and bottom curve is structural or not, correct me if I am wrong but I always had...
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    Thanks for the responses. I understand it is...

    Thanks for the responses.
    I understand it is just an educated estimate but that probability rate of 50-70% is just astounding, especially since there is no 20+ year follow up, the need for an...
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    This is exactly why I am hesitant to undergo...

    This is exactly why I am hesitant to undergo surgery despite my already 47 degree thoracic curve. As the years go by, it is a natural, inevitable event that we start losing our lumbar lordosis(arc)...
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    I can't say I agree with you about bracing as I...

    I can't say I agree with you about bracing as I have never been braced, something I do regret immensely up to this day. But I would most certainly try it first before surgery if my curve were to keep...
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    To set the record straight about Schroth, I for...

    To set the record straight about Schroth, I for one, 100% admit it has helped me better than any chiropractic treatment or physical therapy advised by an orthopedic. I wouldn't have believed it...
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    Has anyone had the feeling of a pinched nerve,...

    Has anyone had the feeling of a pinched nerve, whether ? I know I haven't mentioned this much but I do get it. It feels like someone pinched me in my back and then a burning sensation follows....
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    That's quite unfortunate to hear? What if the...

    That's quite unfortunate to hear? What if the discs that are worn out are not located within the area of the curvature but in the straighter parts of the spine?

    And can discs be replaced right...
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    My doubt is it would be unnecessary to ask a...

    My doubt is it would be unnecessary to ask a surgeon about what a large T curve would do to my lumbar spine as it is impossible to really tell. Just the fact that some large curves do not have pain...
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    2 decades may not be enough reason for anyone to...

    2 decades may not be enough reason for anyone to have spinal fusion immediately. It still seems like an accelerated progression of the wear and tear process on the discs. So in other words doesn't...
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    degenerative disc disease(DDD) is not linked to...

    degenerative disc disease(DDD) is not linked to idiopathic scoliosis. I've researched on this subject, and I have yet to find one that pairs the two in connection with each other. But i have found...
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    Twistedlifter's story is quite inspiring....

    Twistedlifter's story is quite inspiring. Definitely shows us that we don't have to be hindered to show ourselves with this condition at all, that we can overcome the stigma and gain confidence.
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    That's great research structural, but do you have...

    That's great research structural, but do you have any research regarding reduction of curve and deformity in adults and skeletally mature patients? I heard that one of the doctors in the research,...
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    Try strapping a regular belt around the...

    Try strapping a regular belt around the mid-thoracic region of your torso. That worked hold my posture up and prevent me from slumping, and believe or not, have reduced my back pain and stiffness by...
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    If you don't mind me asking, what more do you...

    If you don't mind me asking, what more do you think can be done to change the shape of the bones and reverse the scoliosis, if chiropractic adjustments are not enough.
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