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Old 06-17-2008, 12:00 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone have a child with scoliosis?

Well, I don't have a child with Scoloiosis that we know of yet, but I was dianosed with it when I was 16. What really ticked me off is I told my doctor about my rib sticking out when I was 12 and they did nothing! So when I was 16 they finally did an xray and found I had a 50 degree C curve from T6-L2. By that time I was "skeletally mature" and had to have a major surgery! I didn't get the option to have a brace or anything. I really hope that the brace will work for your son! What I didn't know was that the rib sticking out is actually caused from the spine twisting as well as curving! That is why they have to do surgery for higher degree curves because your spine can actually twist so much that it can affect your heart. We're talking very serious curving though! I'm available to talk about anything else you want to know!

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