Anyone with scoliosis??

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@legenwaitforitdary:  You are your own worst critic.  You look great!  If you have pain from scoliosis, I’m sure a good physical therapist could get you some exercises, but if nothing hurts, then I wouldn’t worry about it.  But seriously – I can’t even tell from your picture!

Post # 6
3202 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Yeppo, I literally cannot see anything wrong in your picture–and I am a SUPER blunt b*tch, so I would not say that if I didn’t mean it!

Post # 7
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t even see whatever it is you are talking about lol. I think you look fine, and proportioned!

Post # 9
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@legenwaitforitdary:  No please don’t haze yourself like a bad sorority movie LOL! And now I am seriously analyzing the shit out of this photo and i still see nothing!

Post # 12
1373 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@legenwaitforitdary:  I know what scoliosis is so I can kind of see it. But only kind of, and only because I was like… Just taught in school what to look for 😛 like not even a month ago.

You look fabulous, I don’t honestly think anyone without any knowledge or a keen eye would notice at all! Anyone who does have enough know how to spot it is probably gonna be sensitive and not judgey about it!

Ps. You’re darn fine!!! Smokin 😀

Post # 15
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - EDD 06/12/2016

@legenwaitforitdary:  I see what you are talking about ONLY because I have the same problem, mine is a little worse than yours though. Are your shoulders uneven? Mine are 🙁 I’m very self conscious about it but have not tried any strengthening and mine is not enought to do surgery either. I have to point mine out for others to notice it too but since I know what to look for, I think thats why I see yours. You aren’t alone sista!! It sucks but I guarantee you no one really notices it

Post # 16
1802 posts
Buzzing bee

I was diagnosed with a 25ish degree curve in 6th grade. The doctor kept track of me until around 8th grade which is when he said I stopped growing, so he told me that it most likely wouldn’t progress any farther. Fast forward years later, and I suddenly started getting a lot of back pain that I didn’t have before. My curve also makes my right hip higher than my left. The left side of my neck constantly tingles and feels like it’s being strained now, and the right side of my hip bothers me almost constantly because of the extra pressure and weight that I have to put on it during the day since that leg is longer. It’s a daily struggle, and it’s one of the biggest causes of any self esteem issues that I have even though everyone says they don’t notice it.

I finally got an x-ray about a year ago and found out that it has suddenly progressed to 32 degrees. I don’t really want to have to get the surgery, but at the same time I almost feel like it would make things easier for me by way of not only the constant pain but also the physical aspect of having to see my “big hip” all of the time.

I’ve looked up some other options as well. I know chiropractors can get a special certification for scoliosis treatment, and I have seen before and after results where they were able to correct a lot of the curve without surgery. I’m not sure where you’re from, but I know that there is one near my house that does what they call a scoliosis boot camp. From what I’ve heard about it you have to attend pretty much all day sessions for about two weeks where they do exercises and use different equipment. A little inconvienent for someone who works or goes to school, but I’m sure I can find two weeks of my time somewhere to fix the problem!

My doctor told me to avoid doing any kind of at home exercises for it unless they are suggested to me and also demonstrated by a doctor or physical therapist. Just the same as the exercises can help the curve they can also hurt it too apparently.

In the meantime, I have found that wearing higher waisted pants and skirts and dresses that come in at the waist but flow at the hips help to cover the hip problem. If I wear hip huggers I feel like no one knows I have the curve, but instead they just think I have a love handle only one one side LOL.

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