Tag "scoliosis"

I first learned I had scoliosis when I was in the sixth grade. My mom was rubbing my back and she thought it felt weird. Therefore, we went to the doctor and she used a measuring tool to determine that › Continue Reading

When I was nine years old, my mom enrolled me in my first recreational dance class. She thought it would be a temporary hobby. One recreational class turned into nine years of competitive dancing, including countless out-of-town competitions and conventions. › Continue Reading

In May of 2003, I was given a diagnosis that would change my life forever. One day I woke up a healthy and active 16-year-old girl, finishing my junior year of high school, preparing for a 10-day summer trip to › Continue Reading

“Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.” ~ Truvy Jones, Steel Magnolias When I was cast as Truvy Jones last fall in my first college theatre production, Steel Magnolias – a story about the sustaining power of friendship, sisterhood and › Continue Reading

MAGEC Spinal Bracing and Distraction System New technology comes along all the time at Cincinnati Children’s. We thrive and grow because of it. In the Ultrasound Department, we have begun to work with the Orthopedic Department with their new MAGEC › Continue Reading

No one really wants to go to the doctor. But sometimes, when you get to pretend you’re Peter Pan in physical therapy or make your own super balls with hearing aid mold material at the audiologist, exceptions can be made. › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department is proud to introduce the EOS: Low Dose Imaging System. The EOS Imaging System, now available at the hospital, is an innovative new two-dimensional (2D) or three-dimensional (3D) method that uses low-radiation dose technology to evaluate › Continue Reading

It’s a question parents ask me quite often. It might not be in those exact words, but the implication of surprise is there. Their initial reaction is fair — for parents of children younger than four with early-onset scoliosis, I › Continue Reading

The photo above is of my son, Hector, wearing a Mehta Cast, the non-invasive corrective treatment that our family chose for Hector when he was diagnosed with idiopathic infantile scoliosis. You may be wondering why we would CHOOSE such a › Continue Reading

  Six children in India with complex spine deformities are standing straight and healthy today thanks to a mission trip led by surgeons from Cincinnati Children’s. The surgical team was headed by renowned spine surgeon Alvin Crawford, MD, and was › Continue Reading

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. Well, to us, that picture is worth a million words and one huge thank you. William “Bryce” Staverman was born with most of his cerebellum missing, has cerebral palsy, and a multitude › Continue Reading

Did you know treatment for early onset scoliosis can begin when patients are babies? Experts at Cincinnati Children’s often correct curves in a child’s spine with a series of casts. June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month, and we invite you › Continue Reading