The Curve Journeys to Date

It has been a long journey since our daughters were diagnosed with Scoli in 2013.

For those who are wondering how their curves have progressed, I’ll provide the following tables of data.

Daughter A has a single thoracolumbar curve.  The following shows the history of her in and out of brace x-rays.  This picture isn’t quite complete though.  For various reasons, including a saga with recurring pneumonia, we don’t have an in-brace x-ray, yet, for her new Providence brace after her latest Rigo-Chenau style brace was being outgrown and no longer effective.  I believe the Providence provides a strong correction, but don’t have the proof yet.

Note, x-rays are taken in and out of brace for different reasons.  In-brace x-rays show effectiveness of the braces while out-of-brace x-rays show the true progression of the curve.

Hopefully, the headers are clear but, for example, TL-In is ThoracoLumbar In-Brace.

My other daughter has an S-Curve, so there are separate measures for Thoracic and Lumbar.

They’re 15 now and I’d say another update is that it is harder and harder to get them to do their therapy.  They’re crazy busy with high school and compliance has fallen to about 50% unless I ride them.. which I’m trying to do better about.  It’s hard to see their faces sink, each day, as I remind them to do their therapy… but, still better in the long run.  We have to stay strong in more ways than one.

Disclaimer:  I am not, in any way, medically trained and you should seek professional medical advice before making any decisions based on information found here.

 

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