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Andrea

My name is Andrea, and I am  44 years old.  I am a professional singer and voice teacher who was diagnosed with Scheuermann’s Kyphosis when I was thirteen years old.  I was already doing lots of performing at this age.  I had been criticized in auditions and told that I needed to stand straighter for several years prior to my diagnosis.  Of course, I wasn’t able to do this, and once I was diagnosed, I finally knew why.  My curvature was around sixty degrees.  I was treated with a Milwaukee back brace.  I wore my brace twenty-three hours per day for about one-and-a-half years.  I was only to take it off to shower and do my back exercises, and I followed this advice.  Next, I wore the brace at night for another year.  Now, I have excellent posture, and no one ever tells me to stand up straight anymore.  I never “cheated” on how much I wore the brace because I really wanted my back to be fixed, and it was! It is!

 

 

 

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