I have scoliosis...
August 14, 2008 1:22pm CST
Yup, it's true, I have Scoliosis (had it for a while). For those of you who don't know what it is, it's like an abnormal curvature of the spine, and there's really no known cause unless you're born with it. I was lucky and all I had was a minor curve, but some people have to wear braces or worse... surgery! You can feel it, if u trace my spine, there'll be a slight curve.What I don't like about it is that people assume it's a disease and they assume I can just take "pills" or something, to make it all better. Like when I was younger, my mom had to tell the dentist about my scoliosis and she thought I was taking pills to make it better. Sadly, it's not that easy. I'm wondering, if there's anyone else here that has scoliosis? thanks :)
10 Oct 08
I have dextroscoliosis with an S-shaped curve so I have two curves. Lately my right shoulder is aching a lot, probably because I'm writing and typing on the computer for a very long time. It feels like my back muscles are getting cramped because of the curvature of my spine. Maybe its time for me to go a doctor again and have my back checked, I hope the curve hasn't worsen. Anyway, I do pilates and wear a back support I bought from a sport store when I'm at home. I want to swim every now and then because it's the best exercise to prevent the scoliosis curve from worsening but the weather nowadays are a bit cold. Also, I make it a point to drink lots of milk and take calcium supplements to make my bone stronger.
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14 Aug 08
One of my best friends has scoliosis, and had to wear a backbrace through middle school and part of high school. It has been very hard for her at times, especially since now in adulthood she has had herniated discs and still occasionally needs a brace.
14 Aug 08
My partner has scoliosis, and so does my mum. My mum only found out about a year or so ago, whilst having physio for something else, so she doesn't really count! My partner, however, had to wear a brace just about constantly as a child, and has a pronounced curvature still (an 'S' shape), but it doesn't seem to give her much bother. She has the related conditions, of no arches in her feet, high pallette (sp) in the mouth, and longer fingers and toes, etc. I'll admit I don't know much about it, only what I've been told by my partner, but I think if it is something that is bothering you, a trip to the doctor might be in order, to see if there is anything further they can do. It's supposed to 'get better', or at least improve somewhat in adulthood.