My 12 year old son, who's 5'8" now & has grown 6" in a year, was dx with scoliosis last June. The dr. didn't do anything b/c he was at 27 degrees. He was checked last week and is now at 33 degrees. Now the dr. wants to brace him. The brace the dr. wants isn't covered by our insurance (Rosenberger).
We're all very distressed about the scoliosis dx and even more so by the brace. My son already suffers from chronic knee pain due to internal derangement of the knee and patellofemoral pain syndrome. He spent 3 months in PT last summer. He still can't jump, run, kick, kneel, etc. He can only walk and climb stairs. Insurance thinks that was enough and he needs no more help.
Anyway, I'm looking for any help/suggestions/support who has a child going through this or has gone through this themselves. I don't know where to go for help, ideas, etc.
Thanks for anything you can do!