Scoliosis: Ascending the Curve

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M. Evans and Company, Jan 1, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 306 pages
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There are roughly five million people in the United States being treated for scoliosis. Every year some half-million new cases are diagnosed--the great majority of them adolescent girls. Untreated, scoliosis causes increaing curvature of the spine--a progressive, debilitating condition that can leave the sufferer permanently bent over and eventually totally crippled.

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SCOLIOSIS: Ascending the Curve

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For many scoliosis sufferers, diagnosis and treatment occur during adolescence, so it's fitting that this up-to-date look at the subject comes from Lyons, an 18-year-old Yale freshman and national ... Read full review

Contents

An Unexpected Curve in Fates Path
1
What Is Scoliosis?
9
Bracing The Conservative Treatment Option
55
Scoliosis Heroes
112
Surgery When It Comes to This
135
Chapter 5 Indications for Surgery
182
Surgical Complications
230
Denying Your Scoliosis and Refusing Treatment
235
How to Cope with Physical Challenges and Stigma on a Daily Basis
260
Every Patient Needs Support
265
Building SelfEsteem
274
Searching for the Genetic Cause
286
Resource Directory
291
Glossary
294
Notes
297
Index
301

Pain Management Techniques for Scoliosis Patients
243
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About the author (1999)

Lyons is the National Teen spokesperson for the Scoliosis Association.

Boachie-Adjei is Chief of Scoliosis Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He is an internationally recognized leader in Scoliosis research.

Podzius is a clinical psychologist specializing in child, adolescent and family counseling.

Podzius is an individual and family therapist. She has thirty years of personal experience with scoliosis, having endured a body cast, a back brace, and two scoliosis surgeries.

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