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  • About DaveDrummer
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Interests
    music/guitar/drums, photography,airplanes,computers,radios,and other extremely geeky stuff
    Occupation
    model, air traffic control trainee
  • Scoliosis History
    A few fields to allow you to share some of your scoliosis history if you want to.
    What type of spinal curvature?
    Scheuermann's Kyphosis
    Diagnosis Details
    I was diagnosed at age 15 after my parents noticed my poor posture and my families history with scoliosis. I was a fat kid, so a lot of people figured it was just the way fat people are; round. I was misdiagnosed as having 'round shoulders', and was even given the wrong x-ray angles. My mom was still convinced something was wrong with my back. At the time, I was quite overweight, which further helped to hide the curve, and also make it appear more normal to have round shoulders. At age 14 I naturally lost almost 30lbs

    After this huge weight loss, combined with growth, my curve became much more apparent, because I would complain of my spine 'hitting' chairs and the like, and I had notable back pain. I can fondly remember my first band practicing when i was 15 years old, and being in pain after playing. However, it did not bother me. Finally, I was diagnosed with s
    What curve pattern?
    Scheuermann's kyphosis without scoliosis
    Curve Pattern Details
    Corrected kyp is something like 35-40 degrees, scoliosis is 0 degree
    Had surgery?
    Posterior surgery
    Surgery Details
    T2 13-level, corrected to 39 degrees successful
    Worn a brace?
    Milwaukee brace
  • Signature
    "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
    -Sir Winston Churchill
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qMo_8uk7vw

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  • Last Activity: 27th April 2014 04:45 PM
  • Join Date: 20th July 2009
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