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Abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. Greek skolios, crooked
- It affects only 3% of the world population.
- It often first appears in children ages 8-13.
- There is no identifiable cause.
- There is no cure.
Scoliosis can often be a hopeless thing. It is a waiting game, a game of chance, and it is impossible to know what the future holds. But there is encouragement to be found in the stories of others who have finished their fight and have emerged victorious on the other side.
They have found their spine like steel.
She will rise. With a spine like steel and a roar like thunder, she will rise.
- Nicole Lyons
Spine Like Steel hosts an in-depth look at one patient's journey from diagnosis to current day. It is important to remember that her case can best be described as an example of Murphy’s Law: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” However, reading one patient's story from beginning to end can help you find perspective on your own journey.