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Scoliosis

Ashley: Congenital Scoliosis, Wedge Vertebra & Hemivertebra
A few days before her sixth birthday, Ashley visited my office for a second opinion on her spine. Ashley’s mother first noticed a curve in her spine a year before and her pediatrician referred them to orthopedic doctors for further evaluation. MRIs and x-rays showed a 30 degree curve in her spine (scoliosis) along with a vertebra that was undeveloped on one side (hemivertebra). There was no family history of either scoliosis or kyphosis. Given the combination of spinal issues, her doctors reached a consensus that surgical intervention was needed.
Stephanie: Severe Idiopathic Scoliosis
At the age of six, Stephanie was diagnosed with scoliosis. At the age of nine, a brief attempt was made to treat her curve with a brace but it was too uncomfortable for her to wear. A few months before her 12th birthday, her pediatrician advised that a spinal fusion was the best course of action.