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Forum: Non Surgical Room 24th September 2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By hduggan
Re: SpineCor Treatments in Ontario, Canada

Try googling on schroth method - that should give you some hits.

I've seen some work on the Spinecor for pain in adults, but nothing about it holding the curve.

At this point, I wouldn't worry too...
Forum: General Discussions 31st May 2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By hduggan
Re: Clayton Stiitsel?

I think 10 years isn't long enough. Harrington rod patients who had surgery as teenagers didn't really start to see problems until they were 20 or more years out.

Again, I think the pedicle screw...
Forum: General Discussions 31st May 2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By hduggan
Re: Clayton Stiitsel?

Part of what he's saying is true, but he's obscuring the big point.

If you're a good candidate for surgery (large, progressing curve), then there's a big downside to not having the surgery. I think...
Forum: General Discussions 30th May 2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,559
Posted By hduggan
Re: Introduction- Surgery in 3 days

My son hasn't had surgery, so I can't help with any post-surgery question, but I did want to reassure you about recovery. 21 is still very young, and you're likely to heal at about the same rate as a...
Forum: General Discussions 15th May 2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By hduggan
Re: Surgeons reviews? How much pull?

By both patient review (from many people on the NSF forums) and reputation among other surgeons. The only complaint I'd ever heard raised about Lenke on the NSF forums is that he turned away any...
Forum: General Discussions 15th May 2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By hduggan
Re: Surgeons reviews? How much pull?

Here's something for comparison. This site isn't bringing up full reviews (just poll results) but this rating

http://www.ucomparehealthcare.com/drs/lawrence_lenke/reviews.html

shows 3 "poor"...
Forum: General Discussions 15th May 2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By hduggan
Re: Surgeons reviews? How much pull?

If the review is untrue about items you know the truth of, I wouldn't place much faith in it.

The tough thing about scoliosis surgery is that recovery is hard and, even though the initial complaints...
Forum: Non Surgical Room 13th May 2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 665
Posted By hduggan
Article on Schroth in New York Times

More of a blog then a news report, but it does show that exercise is making some in-roads in US treatment, and also mentions a planned randomized study (the pilot is already...
Forum: General Discussions 11th May 2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By hduggan
Re: Recovery so far

Your spine looks fantastic and you sound very good.

Very helpful for those still on the cusp.

Continue the good healing!
Forum: General Discussions 27th February 2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By hduggan
Re: Clothes

Here's a pamphlet, but mostly for women's clothing http://www.nos.org.uk/~/document.doc?id=805
Forum: General Discussions 27th February 2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By hduggan
Re: Clothes

My son wears a lot of layered clothing - mainly button-down casual shirts worn unbuttoned over t-shirts. We don't have them tailored, but I've thought about having the horizontal seam near the top...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 17th February 2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,567
Posted By hduggan
Re: i'm not alone

I would not have surgery to win someone else's approval.

Although surgery has come a long way, it carries with it significant risks. You have to ask yourself how you'd feel 3 or 4 years down the...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 14th February 2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,567
Posted By hduggan
Re: i'm not alone

I think it really just depends on the woman and the relationship. My husband is about two inches shorter then I am. For some women, that would be a complete deal breaker. For me, it doesn't make any...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 11th February 2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,567
Posted By hduggan
Re: i'm not alone

My son had a girlfriend a few years ago who was similarly expressive about how his back looked. He opted out of surgery and had her removed instead :) and it's done wonders for his...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 7th February 2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By hduggan
Re: Conflicting doctor advice. What to do

The hypotonia is interesting. I'm not sure how much difference it makes with kids like your son and mine who have odd shaped vertebrae, but I do think that weakness in the muscles can make these...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 7th February 2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By hduggan
Re: Conflicting doctor advice. What to do

That all sounds very confusing.

One thing to help sort it out for you is that Shriner's isn't really hobbled by insurance. They'll take insurance, if you're covered. But they'll offer you exactly...
Forum: General Discussions 1st February 2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,387
Posted By hduggan
Re: Thinking about life - how do you feel about your life?

Thanks, Ed, that was lovely.

Back when my son was still giving his curves a lot of thought he said to me, "well, the worst that happens is that I end up in unrelenting pain in my 50s and I kill...
Forum: General Discussions 29th January 2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By hduggan
Re: Jonahs Mom

Welcome. We have sons of similar age with (somewhat) similar curves. My son's curves are a bit bigger, but they're also high. I'm guessing since he has one curve up near the neck that his lower curve...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 28th January 2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By hduggan
Re: Newly diagnosed son. Questions on bracing

Kyphosis doesn't always act the same way that other spinal curves (like scoliosis) do. One thing that's different is that it doesn't always have that big increase during the growth spurt. The other...
Forum: General Discussions 28th January 2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 966
Posted By hduggan
Re: Going for it

Maybe he just wants to get you on the surgical calendar sooner?

I hope you get all your questions answered in your appointment.

My son is still pre-surgical, but one reassuring thing I've noticed...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 27th January 2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By hduggan
Re: Newly diagnosed son. Questions on bracing

I'm looking at the kyphologic brace, but the only research I see is in 2009 and talks about in-brace correction only. Did you find something showing the final results? Or just that initial study. I...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 26th January 2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By hduggan
Re: Newly diagnosed son. Questions on bracing

My son also has kyphosis/scoliosis, diagnosed a little older then your son and also somewhere on the aspergers spectrum, so I completely sympathize.

We didn't brace (my son was considered too old by...
Forum: General Discussions 24th January 2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By hduggan
Re: Antibiotics worked like painkillers?

There was actually a study/article about that recently:

http://www.painresearchforum.org/news/28081-antibiotics-may-relieve-some-chronic-low-back-pain-study-suggests

" In these people, one paper...
Forum: General Discussions 12th January 2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 29,717
Posted By hduggan
Re: Scoliosis Consultants in USA, Canada and Australia

Dr. Lenke has a reputation of being one of the top 10 surgeons in the US. I've seen several patients, like your husband, have a successful surgery with him after being turned by other surgeons.

As...
Forum: Non Surgical Room 9th January 2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,125
Posted By hduggan
Re: Randomized study on bracing shows effectiveness

Thanks, Toni. I knew some of the mutations and transformations of CLEAR, but I'd missed a bunch.

I've seen (read) Stizel and Morningstar in discussion (about bracing) and I'd been impressed with...
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