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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-917469-6
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 180 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-03-917470-2
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 180 pages
  • Keywords
    • Idiopathic scoliosis,
    • Living with scoliosis,
    • Scoliosis treatment,
    • Scoliosis back brace,
    • Spinal fusion surgery,
    • Back pain,
    • Health and wellbeing

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Tangled in the Curves
Real Life with Idiopathic Scoliosis
by Caroline Bell

Receiving a diagnosis of scoliosis - a condition where the spine bends and rotates for no known reason - can be an emotional time full of questions and concerns. You might feel like you have to navigate it all by yourself. But, know this: you are not alone. Tangled in the Curves is an honest firsthand account of real life with idiopathic scoliosis that fully captures the scoliosis journey through teenage diagnosis, bracing, surgery, and adulthood. It’s also a useful tool that provides easy access to an abundance of practical information: resources, options, research and expertise, tips and tricks, and personal stories from “scoliosis warriors” around the globe. All scoliosis warriors, no matter what stage they’re at in their physical and emotional journey, will find something that speaks to them in this book. New scoliosis patients and their families will obtain the information they need, in easy-to-understand language, to address their immediate worries and questions. Bracers will find tips and tricks to make life with a back brace easier. Those receiving surgical treatment will learn what to really expect during surgery day, hospital recovery, and home recovery. Adult warriors who feel alone will find a large and relatable scoli community sharing their challenges, solutions, and support. Tangled in the Curves will inspire you to find your inner strength, resilience, and determination. Scoliosis does not define you. You can handle this!

Caroline Bell is a scoliosis warrior. She was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 15, wore a back brace, and had spinal fusion surgery at age 17. Like so many others before her, she had to learn every scoliosis lesson “the hard way.” After years of being mad at her painful back, she decided to learn how to work with it, not against it. This led to an intense journey of discovery, self-acceptance, and connection with the vibrant scoliosis community. It inspired her to create a resource that would resonate with readers, provide the answers they need in plain language, and support them through their own journey. She hopes her book will increase awareness, launch discussions, boost research, and normalize scoliosis. Caroline has a deep appreciation for life. She enjoys nature, skiing, beach volleyball, and music. She lives in Ottawa, Canada, with her family. Follow along on Instagram @the_scoliosis_book.


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