6 yr old daughter just diagnosed with SM - HELP

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6 yr old daughter just diagnosed with SM - HELP

Postby beth9772 » Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:20 pm


My daughter (6 yr old) has a 30 degree scoliosis. We went for an MRI last Friday and they called back today saying she has SM in the thoracic region of her spine. The research on SM is scary.
She does not have any symptoms, we see a neurosurgeon Jan 10th in Omaha. Advice? Suggestions? Thanks,

Beth - Emily's Mommy

hello and welcome

Postby razzle51 » Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:28 pm

Hi Beth I sent you a PM . I am in Sioux city , and there just arent any experts in Omaha , believe it or not . Dr. Menenez is the children expert in IOWA . Check my PM. Roz
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Postby emarismom » Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:33 pm


Please read back to see some of my posts regarding my daughter, also named Emily, diagnosed at age 5 with 28 degree scoliosis, CM, and SM.
Even though it is overwhelming right now, you will get through this. My Emily is now 9 and is doing VERY well. She was decompressed and that did improve her scoli. Before you can address the scoli, you will need to probably deal with the SM. Send me a private message with specific questions.

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