Inspired by our daughter, Libby who was fused T1-9 five days after she turned 13.
Designed for awareness as we did not know about the condition. Libby was diagnosed in October of 2009 and went to surgery on February 8, 2010.
Worn by those who live with Scoliosis, who have valiantly coped with bracing, daily pain, who may have had the major back surgery called "spinal fusion" to minimize the effects of Scoliosis, and for loved ones who helplessly watched you.
For all of you who live with mankind's oldest condition,
Libby and I recognize you by bringing wearable beauty to the condition
with the hope that a cure is possible.
Scoliosis Awareness Bracelets
Libby and I are happy you have found our website!
Scoliosis (from Ancient Greek: σκολίωσις skoliosis "obliquity, bending") is a medical condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to side. Although it is a complex three-dimensional deformity, on an X-ray, viewed from the rear, the spine of an individual with scoliosis may look more like an "S" or a "C", rather than a straight line (Wikipedia)
The degree of scoliosis may range from mild to severe. Of every 1,000 children, 3 to 5 develop spinal curvature that is considered severe enough to need treatment. Adolescent idiopathic (of unknown cause) scoliosis is the most common type and appears after the age of 10, commonly in teens. Girls are more likely than boys to have this type of scoliosis.
Awareness of this condition, along with a 30 second posture test at home or in the Dr's. office between the ages of 10-15 can help prevent Scoliosis from developing into a serious condition. Currently, it is unknown what triggers the curve, or why some curves progress more than others, emphasizing the need for awareness and research.
"The Adams Forward Bend" test is something a parent can do at home. Simply have your child bend over and touch their toes. If you notice any unevenness of the shoulders, spine, or hips or if one shoulder blade is more prominent than other, contact your Doctor as soon as possible.
Libby and I encourage you to visit the
UPDATE; unfortunately Libby had to face a revision/extension of the existing fusion on Feb 5, 2013. Hip pain that worsened to the point of keeping her from going to school, prompted us to take her back to Shriners in December where we were shocked to learn that this was needed. Libby is now fused T1-L3.