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. :)
Hi there! Your curvatures would be considered moderate, and out of the surgery zone. If you are still experiencing pain or discomfort, I would suggest you look into some PT, chiropractic care, or some scoliosis specific yoga. Best wishes to you!
It’s completely normal and expected to be doubting all of your PT work right before an X-ray. You’re worried you could have done more, maybe you could have, maybe you did everything in your power. If your back does get worse, you know you have the power to change it for the better. But if you are missing exercises every once in s while, it really shouldn’t affect your final results. The most important Thing with the physical therapy is to allow and persist that the corrections you learn are carried into your everyday life body position, and that your muscle memory is being corrected. Best of luck to you, I truly wish you the best :) x