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Title:
Scoliosis : ascending the curve
Author:
Lyons, Brooke.
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Publication Information:
New York : M. Evans and Co., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
x, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780871318831
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

Brooke Lyons, a freshman at Yale, is the founder and president of the Connecticut Scoliosis Association and the national teen spokesperson for the Scoliosis Association
Ohenaba Boachie-Adjei, M.D., is chief of scoliosis service at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
John Podzius, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist specializing in child, adolescent, and family counseling, is the co-founder of the Scoliosis Association of Westchester
Carla Podzius, CSW is an individual and family therapist


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introduction: An Unexpected Curve in Fate's Pathp. 1
Chapter 1 What Is Scoliosis?p. 9
Chapter 2 Bracing: The Conservative Treatment Optionp. 55
Chapter 3 Scoliosis Heroesp. 112
Chapter 4 Surgery: When It Comes to Thisp. 135
Chapter 5 Indications for Surgeryp. 182
Chapter 6 Surgical Complicationsp. 230
Chapter 7 Denying Your Scoliosis and Refusing Treatmentp. 235
Chapter 8 Pain Management Techniques for Scoliosis Patientsp. 243
Chapter 9 How to Cope with Physical Challenges and Stigma on a Daily Basisp. 260
Chapter 10 Every Patient Needs Supportp. 265
Chapter 11 Building Self-Esteemp. 274
Chapter 12 Searching for the Genetic Causep. 286
Resource Directoryp. 291
Glossaryp. 294
Notesp. 297
Indexp. 301