My beautiful 13 year old daughter was diagnosed with scoliosis today. It has gotten considerably worse in the past year and the pediatrician wants her to see a specialist. As a father, I am FREAKING THE HELL OUT! At the same time I don't want to freak her out. She doesn't seem to be in any pain at this point, but the x-ray results did bring her pause. Not as much as her mother and I though as we were pulled aside by the doctor and old she may need a brace. Does anyone know anything about this, or is anyone here live with this? Any definitive info or site recommendations would help put my mind at ease.
I don't have all the details yet and we have yet to set up the appointment with the specialist yet because school is getting ready to start and everything is too hectic.
Everything I am reading on the web about this sounds like its one of those stupid afflictions that medical science is clueless and useless about. I feel angry and frustrated at this point, but am doing everything in my power not to show it when she is around.
Am I freaking out about nothing at this point? Every time I look at the x-ray my heart skips a beat. I just want to fix her...I want to take her affliction away.