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ChloeMy scoliosis story: Unbraced…after 2 years
July 16, 2015
Boston Children's Hospital scoliosis patient Chloe reflects on life with (and after) a scoliosis brace. Read more...

AbbyMy scoliosis story: One year later—celebrating surgery
June 4, 2015
Abby was one of the first kids to have MAGEC rod surgery for scoliosis. Now, she's biking, swimming and running and needs far fewer surgeries. Read more...

DavidIt’s MAGEC: new type of scoliosis surgery sparks a smile
December 9, 2014
Seven-year-old David is one of first U.S. patients to have MAGEC surgery for scoliosis. The magnetic growing rods mean he no longer needs a back brace and will have to have far fewer surgeries during childhood. David and his family celebrated by burning his dreaded back brace in a bonfire. It’s definitely reason to smile. Read more...

TaylorScoliosis Surgery: From Tears to Smiles
June 11, 2014

When Taylor learned she needed surgery to treat her scoliosis she was scared. Keeping close communication with Dr. Michael Glotzbecker, made things far less overwhelming. Read more...

ChloeChloe Conway: Embrace the Brace
May 9, 2014

Chloe says scoliosis can be hard to deal with at times, but ultimately makes her a stronger person. Since beginning treatment at Boston Children's, Chloe has organized a scoliosis support group. Read her blog and about learning to Embrace The Brace. Read more...

 AnjellinaAnjellina Guiliano: Around the bend
June 25, 2012
For  most children with scoliosis, the path to recovery is marked by simple observation and bracing. But when one patient battles two curves, her path - and spine - take an unexpected turn. Read more...

VisceriaOne patient's story: living with scoliosis
November 10, 2010
Visceria Givans is a student athlete, diagnosed with scoliosis in grade school. After spine surgery at Boston Children's Hospital, Visceria returned to sports. Read more...


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