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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2004

    help me out (research for school)

    I am doing research for a class and my topic is juvenile/adolescent scoliosis. I would like to find out -

    How old were you were diagnosed?
    Was it through school or doctor?
    Your gender?
    Observation/Brace/ or surgery?

    Thanks for your help

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    New York
    My daughter was 9 years old at time of diagnosis. It was actually picked up on an x-ray for pneumonia. She had a 12 degree curve, we observed and she is now 11 with a 43 upper curve and a 35 lower curve. We will be doing surgery this year. Hope this helps good luck with the project.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Ontario, Canada
    I can answer your questions.
    1. How old were you when you were diagnosed~ I was six years old
    2.Was it through your school or doctor~ Doctor. they don't do checks for it in scholls whre I live
    3.Your gwnder~girl
    4.Observation brace or surgery~ I was fisrt observed then braced now I am having surgery so all of the above.

    Hope this helped!
    Braced for 5 months
    Decided on surgery with 65 and 54 degree curves
    Pre-op curve measurements were in the 70's and 80's
    Surgery on April 26th 2005
    Fused from T3-L4
    Post-op curve is 15 degrees

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Ok here goes!
    1. I was 12 but we thought nothing of it.
    2. Here's the funny thing! I fell on my side when it was muddy and rainy and my back hurt so I got exrays at the chiropractor. They told me I had scoliosis, but my family didn't get worked up because I had just gone through a screening at school and they didn't detect it. I then went throught another screening and again they didn't see it. Then I got a brace so now I'm exscused from the screenings!
    3. Female
    4. I wear a Bostan Brace. I have had it for a year and two months yesterday. Luckily, the brace is working SO well, my doctor doesn't think I'll need surgery and he also thinks that I'm probably on my last stretch!

    If I can assist you in any other way you can contact me at:
    ~~Rebecca, 15 years old, 10th grade~~
    I was braced for 2 years and 4 months
    I went through 3 Boston Braces
    Original curve~34*
    Curve in 1st Brace~9*
    Curve in 2nd Brace~14*
    Curve in 3rd Brace~27*
    Curve after bracing~34*

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