Second stage will be posterior correction with multi segmental fixation system and two rods. The surgery takes practically all day. The explanation on this letter from my daughters consultant neuro-orthopaedic surgeon made sense to me because I have invested some of my working life in training to decode the mysterious and protective language of medicine.
Georgia Najarian steps into the Southwest Portland gymnasium where she takes acrobatics classes. She loosens Velcro straps and slips out of the hard plastic brace that extends from her waist to her armpits, wrapping her torso. A couple months ago, Georgia got rotten news that caused the normally upbeat year-old to sink into a funk: She learned she has scoliosis, or an abnormal curve in her spine.
I'll never forget the first day I wore a back brace to school. I was 8 years old and had recently been diagnosed with scoliosis, which was curving my spine into an S shape. The rigid plastic hardware imprisoned my torso from hip to underarm; my shirt couldn't hide its bulk.
The article about posture picture is interesting. The kids have to take off any jackets, sweaters or other thick clothing but that's all. The doctor would palpate spine from up to bottom, first standing, then bending over and touching floor with hands. I was sent to the nurse's office.
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I was 8 years old and had recently been diagnosed with scoliosis, which was curving my spine into an S shape. My acceptance-seeking third-grade brain consented. Photo: Rachel Rabkin Peachman.
I remember in middle school all the girls had to have their spines checked in gym class. Only problem was the only gym teacher we had that was medically trained to do the check was a man so all the girls had to report to him with their tops off and let him pull their pants down. It was super embarrassing at the time but something that I now remember with excitement. Anyone else in a similar situation?
The BSSQbrace questionnaire has been shown to be reliable with good internal consistency and reproducibility estimating the stress scoliosis patients have whilst wearing their brace. Eight questions are provided focussing on this topic. A max.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Idiopathic Curve: This is the most commonly seen type of scoliosis and, usually, there is no clear cause of the spinal curve. These cases are rare and typically diagnosed in childhood. Paralytic Curve: Often resulting from a spinal cord injury, paralytic curve means that the muscles around the spine do not work.