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  1. Thread: followup x-ray

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    We called our orthopedist but she only...

    We called our orthopedist but she only recommended taking the brace off the night before for our 2PM appointment. Her x-ray was the same.
    Subsequently the orthopedist stopped her brace for 3...
  2. Thread: I'm new

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    It's great to hear all the compliments about ...

    It's great to hear all the compliments about Shriners Hospital and their physician. My daughter also goes to Shriners and we also have great insurance.
    I believe they have the expertise with...
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    I am sorry to hear that there are three members...

    I am sorry to hear that there are three members of your family with scoliosis. Hope you are all doing well. Keep your chin up.

    HIMOM
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    Flower power, Renee, We did meet with Dr....

    Flower power,

    Renee, We did meet with Dr. Newton. His only suggestion was to take the brace off for one week and see what the curve is at that time. Our next appointment at Shriner is in...
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    Kat, Go see a shriner's pediatric orthopedic...

    Kat,
    Go see a shriner's pediatric orthopedic surgeon, pediatric scoliosis specialist.
    I totally agree with Linda Racine.

    When my daughter was 9, she was noted to have a mild scoliosis and...
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    Inetzer, My daughter had her MRI and it...

    Inetzer,

    My daughter had her MRI and it lasted 70 minutes. I went with her into the MRI room. There is no reason for the mother not to and I insisted. I don't know if it helped her. It is...
  7. Thread: followup x-ray

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    Thank you Kris and Mariaf for the comments. We...

    Thank you Kris and Mariaf for the comments. We will proceed with the brace and hope for the best. Our next appointment is April and will remove the brace for a longer period of time.

    Thanks. ...
  8. Thread: followup x-ray

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    followup x-ray

    Hello Everyone. Happy New Year!!

    My 10 year old daughter just had a 4 month followup x-ray on Dec 2005 with the Thoracic at 5 degree and left lumber at 5 degree after being out of the Boston...
  9. Thread: follow up x-ray

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    follow up x-ray

    Hello.
    My 10 year old daughter just had a 4 month followup x-ray on Dec 2005 with the Thoracic at 5 degree and left lumber at 5 degree after being out of the Boston brace from 8 PM to 8 AM. The...
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    Probably needs to see an orthopedic surgeon. ...

    Probably needs to see an orthopedic surgeon. Might be a lumber disc protruding out. Take care
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    Marcie, Get a second opinion and see a...

    Marcie, Get a second opinion and see a specialist. No one should be so debilitated that they can't spend good quality time with their child. I hope you will find some relief.
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    tight muscle bands

    My daughter, who is 10, has Thoracic 17, Left lumber 30 degree. She has been wearing the boston brace 23/7 for 2 months . This week I noticed really tight back muscle in the right lumber area and...
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    That is wonderful. It is a roller coaster ride...

    That is wonderful. It is a roller coaster ride with us so I am happy to hear good news.
  14. Thread: boston brace

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    Discuss it with your doctor. My daughter's...

    Discuss it with your doctor. My daughter's doctor allows her to play a sport and shower. The doctor figures she could be out for 2 hours.

    Best think is to talk to your doctor so that they...
  15. Thread: Having a bad day

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    I agree with you. Keep trying. Have you thought...

    I agree with you. Keep trying. Have you thought about a second opinion and another orthopedic surgeon?

    I am in the medical profession and I feel stressed all the time at work. If there is a...
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    My daughter has been in the Boston brace now for...

    My daughter has been in the Boston brace now for 1.5 months. It took also 3 weeks to get to the 23/7. Initially we tried too quickly to get her into the brace and had significant rashes that would...
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    west coast scoliosis specialist

    We are interested in finding a west coast pediatric scoliosis specialist. Any information on Peter Newton, MD in San diego? Would appreciate any help.
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    My daughter scoliosis was picked up by the...

    My daughter scoliosis was picked up by the pediatrician at a yearly physical. The worse was the pediatric orthopedic surgeon told us to come back in a year. Of course a year later the curve is...
  19. Thread: Stockinet

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    My daughter uses the stockinets. The maker is I...

    My daughter uses the stockinets. The maker is I believe "Carapace". It is a 6 inch cotton tube. We ordered it from the company that made the brace for her. The company is charing us $34 for 25...
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    I think it is wonderful of everyone to be...

    I think it is wonderful of everyone to be concerned. I'm sure you are doing the right thing for your daughter.
    I just saw this article that you might want to look at about the spinecor versus...
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    Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Hope the...

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Hope the infection comes under control. Hang in there!!!!!!!!!!
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    We also looked at the spinecor for our daughter. ...

    We also looked at the spinecor for our daughter. But the orthopedist stated we only have one chance with our child and really discouraged the use. Also on review of the literature, there were only...
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    My daughter also had rashes. We tried Zyrtec as...

    My daughter also had rashes. We tried Zyrtec as well as what nicole's mom suggested. This really improved her skin condition
  24. Thread: yoga vs pilates

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    yoga vs pilates

    My daughter was diagnosed 3 weeks ago with 17 degree thoracic and 30 degree lumber. She is wearing a boston brace 23/7. Has anyone tried yoga or pilates? Physical therapy and massage therapy are...
  25. Thread: How tight

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    The orthodist marked the strap as to how tight it...

    The orthodist marked the strap as to how tight it should be. He also stated that my daughter might like it tighter sometimes. My daughter has been in the brace for 3 weeks and there are 3 marks on...
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