Oh thank u so much! You sound lovely too :)
Okay yes those types of feelings you are getting are very common with scoliosis. Your all of your nerve endings start in your spine, and and if any strange pressure/stress is put on them, those nerve endings will be affected.
If it is starting to affect your daily functions, I would seek treatment for your scoliosis throught chiropractic care, yoga, the schroth method, the Clear Institute, or any other safe alternative treatments.
I hope that helped, good luck!
That’s a bit odd… did you see an independent PT or did you visit one of the clinics? You are honestly not supposed to do anything that excessively puts your back out of neutral, ei dancing.
This is because when you bend, this accentuates your curvature(s) further and pushes your spine into further out of alignment.
Especially if you are new to schroth, you should hold off on any torquing of the spine. Once you are very familiar with your corrections and feel confident you can hold them through out your exercises routines (sports-wise), then you may be okay to still do dancing. But it’s honestly a very risky thing to do.
I’m glad you have found success with the surgery.
The problem is most patients do not know they have options, and are forced into getting the spinal fusion, when they could have taken a less invasive route.
I truly believe the spinal fusion is rarely necessary, and should only be pursued if the patient has tried other alternative treatments first.
The other problem is, most people who get the spinal fusion only have temporary success. They often need to take medication for the rest of their life, go in for resurguries, and still experience pain, and sometimes their pain is even worse than from before the surgery.
That’s why it’s important that Western Medicine starts migrating away from the wait and watch/bracing/surgery cycle, and become more receptive to effective alternatives for the patient’s.
Yes I have heard of it, and it reminds me of the Spin Core brace, except this “suit” actually creates new muscle memory which is pretty cool! The only downsides I would say is it has the same burden of a brace, as in you have to deal with wearing it all the time, clothes fitting, etc. Also, unless it corrects your spine 100%, after you are done with it, you may find yourself leaning into your curvatures just from gravity (this situation applies to any other brace though). That’s why it’s important to continue to learn and become aware of your spinal position.
I can see this working extremely well with the schroth method too!
I know it’s very unsettling :/ I think it has a lot to do with the western-medicine mindset the majority of the world endorses. Many spinal surgeons discredit the schroth because they never heard of it, and don;t care to hear about it, because they just practice surgeries, and they frown upon anything that could take away money from them. (I know all docs are like this, but most are).
Thay’s why it’s so important to advocate this method with personal testimonies and scientific evidence, so that patients and doctors will start to see how awesome it is!
No no not odd at all! In fact, I do yoga along with my schroth exercises :)
If you do chose to do yoga, you just have to make sure to keep your spine in a neutral or as neutral as possible position. You can still do moves like down dog, tree pose, etc., as long as your spine isn’t twisting/arching too much.
Do you already do the schroth? If you decide to do any sport/exercise while doing schroth PT, be sure to stay in concordance with the schroth principles! If you are seeing a PT currently, you can ask them what moves you should avoid or try.
I hope that helped!
Yes, the schroth does focus on the muscles around the spine, but also your head, shoulder, hip, legs/knees alignment as well. The schroth method teaches you how to correct your curvatures by elongating, derotating, breathing into the concavities on your back, and focusing on finding a corrective posture, or an over-corrected posture.
These exercises rebalance your muscles over time, and reprogram your muscle memory, so that in everyday life (sitting standing etc) you are not slumping into your curvature(s).
They probably explain it way better on the website if you want to check that out as well: http://www.schrothmethod.com/
Absolutely! If I’m not mistaken, I believe the C-curve is one of the easiest curves to fix, because you can do more intense schroth without worrying about compensatory curves.
Structural I believe, since there was rotation along with the curvature. Also I have minor spina bifida occulta so that could be a structural cause.
Why yes it has! I used to be 5’2, and i was done growing according to my growth plates, and now im 5’6. :)
Family Member: If it's genetic, you can't fix it.
Me: ..... Yeah since my scoliosis is genetic I must have imagined myself "fixing it", avoiding surgery, reducing my pain, and improving my curvatures. That couldn't of actually happened because it's genetic, right? >.> (way to invalidate my entire friggin scoliosis journey man)
Joined the scoliosis club
Welcome to the club!
I have idiopathic scoliosis, in an “s” curve pattern. I also believe my curves are classified as moderate. (they used to be severe!)