My 11 yo dauther was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis back in September. She went through a major growth spurt throughout the spring and summer. She also started her period. In September she measured at a 28 degree curve. Have not measured her since. We were faced with the decision to wait and see with a brace or no brace. As most parents, you want to do what is best for your children. In this case, as I understand, there is no clear evidence that bracing helps. It appears to help some, but not others. We decided to try the brace. We picked it up on Tuesday, tried wearing Tuesday and Wednesday, and have had nothing but turmoil. She is refusing to wear it. It hurts and is limiting her. Up until trying the brace my daughter was fine. Not feeling any back pain and doing all that she wants to do including her sports (volleyball and basketball) and is a happy child. But since we brought home the brace and the times that she has worn it, she is miserable and sad. I'm tempted to hold off on forcing her to wear the brace. Thinking that I will monitor her and measure her periodically to see if she gets worse. If so, then we can try the brace again. Anyone with a daughter who has been diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis and tried the brace at this age? Please advise....
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