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Old 19-08-2012, 07:06 PM
antoinette7774 antoinette7774 is offline
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Default Little boy with spinal curve and back pain

Hi I'm new to this forum I have a little boy Will who is 4 he has been having back pain and when I took him to the doctor she thought he had a curvature. We had a xray and you can see the curvature but I am not sure of a degree of curve etc. We have an appointment with the doctor to discuss the results.
The radiographer said he has a leg that is shorter than the other and you can see that his leg seems to be further in his pelvis. I feel very sad and scared for him. I'm not sure and I'm just posting to introduce myself.
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Old 20-08-2012, 11:07 PM
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Hi there antoinnette,

Welcome to the forum. That broke my heart, about little Will. He is so young, but theres many things, they can do these days. Where are you in Australia? Stay positive, and Ille send P.M

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Old 21-08-2012, 10:18 PM
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Hi Antoinette,

The important thing you can do for Will, is get him to a Scoliosis Specialist, as soon as possible. You will have people telling you lots of things, chiro, physio etc... they serve their purpose, but, PLEASE, see a specialist!! Our daughter was diagnosed at 8, by a Chiropractor, at 20 degrees. We went there once a week, for a year, and by the time she was 9, her curve was 40 degrees? All under the watchful eye of a chiropractor, who said...quote "we can train the spine to grow straight" I can never forgive myself, for being so nieve? But I dont want another parent to feel this way. Please dont trust alternative measures, as they are not proved. I wish you all the best, and am happy to be, beside you in your journey. Ive had the most amazing, friends from the forum, with us every step of the way, going into surgeries, and coming out. And cracking me up, the whole time, with their crazy senses of humour!! We saw an Olympic Team Physio yesterday, and stretching will be the key to Emilys whole life. Will will be ok, once you see specialist, they will monitor it closely, do you know why theres a difference in leg length? My thoughts are with you.

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