That is a great idea! I know there are already a few groups in place that help to raise awareness, but you could definitely start your own if you wanted to, and even do something like the ASL challenge! Awareness is so important and definitely vital for people to have a bit more sympathy.
Hi there! I have a couple stretches that I like to do outside of the schroth when my back is feeling tense. The first one is like a hanging upside down one, but with your feet on the ground. You bend over like you are going to touch your toes, with your feet spread apart. You can touch the ground for balance or grab onto your elbows to for a stronger pull. The gravity helps to release the tension in your back. Another stretch to try is to find a stable bar and hang from it for a few minutes. This is great for releasing tension as well. This can be done at a play ground or if you have traditional schroth equipment you can just use the top bar. I’m sorry if those were confusing, I would post pictures if I knew how from my IPad. I hope those help a bit!
Hello again! And aw okay I see. It’s healthy to do some venting so don’t be sorry for sharing, you are always welcomed to do that here!! X
Hello! Actually one of my past gymnastics team mates had the spinal fusion and performed all the events including floor (so handstands)! But each persons healing rate and body range of motion will be different and I would recommend you jump right into handstands without feeling it out and really listening to your body first. has any one else who has gotten the fusion done a handstand after surgery?
Hiya! The surgery may correct your aesthetic to some degree, but the majority of the time it can leave your spine not fully corrected, and in this position permanently. Before taking the surgery route, I would recommend that you look into some noninvasive treatment such as the schroth method. The schroth had personally improved my scoliosis aesthetics tremendously, to the point that it’s very difficult to see that I even have scoliosis. (Not to mention that it improved my curvatures from 50 and 39 to 27 and 15!) I hope that was of some help :)
I know darlin :( whenever you sit or lay down it’s easier to feel your spine and where it’s uneven. Whenever I become hyper aware of my spine, I sm doubly sure to think of my psychical therapy corrections and to keep the curves from progressing. Stay strong lovey xx
I’m sorry that people are responding so negatively. They have no idea what you are going through and it is not fair of them to judge you. You are always welcome to vent here.
Hey lovey! It can be very difficult to open up about scoliosis sometimes, definitely. You should only open up to people you feel comfortable doing so with. It can be hard for a lot of people to comprehend this condition and may be slightly shocked or confused. But, once they learn more about it, they should become more understanding of you. Personally, if the topic comes up, I am quite happy to open up about scoliosis and to show my X-rays. (I find peoples reactions entertaining haha) I like to raise awareness this way and to advocate the schroth method as a testimony to how my life and scoliosis has I improved. I hope that helped, best of luck to you on your scoliosis journey! :) Ps sorry for any errors in here I am responding to this in the middle of a class lecture
Sorry for the delay in answering this, and oh yes scoliosis can affect your entire body from your digestive system to your allergies to your immune system, depending in where the curvature are. I used to have a really great chart with the corresponding body systems along the spine. I will try to find it and post it later ! But yes that makes totally sense. I wish you the best!
I will answer all asks tonight, sorry for taking so long, I’m still adjusting to this hectic art college lifestyle. Thanks for your understanding!!
I haven’t really experienced any of these, have any of you all?
Hi there! And congrats that’s awesome! It sounds like that your shoulder and trap muscles are tight, which is very very common with scoliosis patients. I would ask you PT for some stretches to reduce their tightness. And depending on the severity of your curve/ your own body, you may still be adjusting to your corrected positions. Keep up your good work!! I hope that was semi helpful!
I would say that it’s really not too visible from the side either! There is a small difference between the two side views, but neither screams scoliosis haha
I think scoliosis shouldn’t restrict you too much, as long as you are not overly aggregating your curvatures. I also think it’s up to the individual about how they feel doing certain movements. That is really awesome that you are still going to be doing all of those things! The only thing is to be conscious of your body position and listening to your bodily cues. If done with precaution, scoliosis patients could do any sport they wanted if they set their mind to it! I used to be a pretty hardcore gymnast, but am no longer. I tried an adjusted gymnastics routine for a while and really started loving it, but I felt that I was beating my body up too much since I was still participating in very high impact movements. Another factor was that I was hurting all over joint wise, most likely arthritis. It was really difficult for me to leave the sport I loved so much, but I felt in my heart that it was preventing my back from progressing in a positive direction as quickly as it should. I still miss it, but am sure I made the right decision for my health. So I think scoliosis is as restrictive as the individual’s discretion. :)