Saturday, June 13, 2009

Scoliosis can be Fashionable!

Yesterday, I was pretty down. Actually I thought my world would come to an end; the studies confirmed both my sister and I had mild lumbar dextroscoliosis, which means our backs are crooked to the right side in the lower back area. The deviation isn't that bad (thank God) only 13 degrees. (It's funny how we both have the same deviation degree and all).

The doctor said it was most probable to be hereditary and we've lived our whole lives with the condition. We were referred to a chiropractor and preventive care (and I have to take some vitamins and stuff for the disks - it's a pretty cool natural treatment and I'm feeling a tad better from the lower back discomfort) .

Just a while ago I decided to browse around the internet for info on the condition and found out I was not alone, a lot of musicians, actresses and even models and athletes suffer scoliosis. So in support of all those that have this condition, I dedicate today's blog post to them :

Kurt Cobain
Elizabeth Taylor
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Vanessa Williams

27 comments:

  1. I image it has something to do with long hours on your feet??

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hope the treatment helps with the discomfort and pain!

    ReplyDelete
  3. my ex-husband and his brother both have had scoliosis since birth... at least it's nice to have someone to share it with, right?? hope you are able to manage it well and aren't in too much pain. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sorry to hear about your condition! Chiropractors are miracle workers!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I have a metal rod in my back from scoliosis surgery and it automatically game me super straight posture, which I guess is fashionable! Poor thing . . . I'm glad they caught it and can give you natural treatments for it. Hope your back gets to feeling better soon!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh my gosh, I have that too! I've never noticed it though, apparently mine must be pretty mild. My doctor said that my right shoulder is slightly lower than my left because of how my back is tilted or something...but I honestly can't tell the difference.
    I hope your back feels better soon! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. ...So does my boy. His back hurts when he lifts heavy things, etc. But otherwise it really doesn't bother him. I hope your condition is similar, in that it doesn't bother you too much.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I really hope that your treatments help you feel better. It's amazing, I had no idea how many celebs have scoliosis.

    P.S. thanks so much for your comment!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hallo :)

    Thanks for sweet comment,
    I'm a little new on this giveaway-thing, not sure what I am suppose to do >< haha, sorry,
    Just tell me what do and I will have a closer look at it ;)

    -Linnéa

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh man. So sorry to hear that!
    Glad the treatment is helping relieve you some!

    ReplyDelete
  11. we both hope your treatment goes well for both of you! we hope that everything will be better <3

    and the layout of your blog is so pretty, not to mention great blog :)
    must link you !!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh my, that sounds painful! I hope you feel better soon.

    xoxo
    Cesc

    ReplyDelete
  13. That must be pretty painful :( Good to hear the treatment was nice!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh my love, I can really relate to this and know how your feeling I'm poorly with my joints too. Doctors don't know what the prob is yet either despite constantly being in and out of hospital, all that poking not funny nor pleasant.

    Do feel to drop me an email if your ever feeling a bit blah (wow mind blowing descriptive word there LOL)

    PeAce & hugs...
    prettyneons XxX

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh, no! Well, if Elizabeth Taylor had it and managed to look that good, I bet you can, too.

    Re your comment: Yes, I took the pics myself :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have scoliosis of the spine and have to have extensive surgery to try and correct it. The top curve was of 85 degrees and the bottom curve was of 80 degrees. So as you can imagine i was extemmely disfigured. Im glad i had surgery because even tho ive been left with a 15inch scar down my back it made me learn alot of things in life like bullies in school were just pathetic, friends who never visited me once werent real friends and because i was so determined to gget back on my own to feet, my confidence has shot throught the roof. I grew 5inches over night and lost alot of weight. But now im the person ive always wanted to be. Confident, intelligent, out going with alot of self esteem belief and a fantastic posture!! I hope all goes well for you. Excercise really helps me so you could try that if you havent already. all the best x

    ReplyDelete
  17. i have scoliosis to and im only 15 soon to be 16, the day i started having pains was the start of this year of school as freshmen, it sucks really cause how my doc. was poking about and it hurt.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I have scoliosis and im 16, i only found out a few months ago and im going for an MRI scan next week. They said if i need the operation and i want to go through with it, then i will be happening in winter of 2010. Does anyone know the success rate of scoliosis? because im worried about being paralysed. x

    ReplyDelete
  19. I am sorry to hear about your back problems. I get letters about this all the time -
    a corsetry specialist, my own experience is in dealing with physical needs of the body and posture related problems. I make specialist back support corsets to help people deal with their back pain & posture related problems, often these are serious, and my customers appreciate my designs for a support garment that is attractive as well as providing much needed support.
    The corset is most helpful when used preventatively: sitting for long periods / standing for long periods, carrying weight, such as shopping, books/ laptop or travel bags, this takes the wieght off one's feet and the strain off the spine.
    The corset can bring ease to one's daily life, even if not used every day; to be able to reach for it to relieve pressure on the bad days, and to prevent suffering by wearing it for certain tasks.
    My customers say this is very helpful.
    Best wishes,
    Victoria Whiteland

    ReplyDelete
  20. hi i have scoliosis i had a titanium rod inserted 35 yrs ago.......ive been trying hard to disquise my back but after seeing all the stars who also have it ...i feel a whole lot better now
    ;)

    ReplyDelete
  21. My daughter has scoliosis and is due for a spinal fusion on 17th jan 2010. we are both very nervous but the support of the scoliosis support site is brilliant. People who have real experience of this condition are there to offer support and answer any questions that you may have. Positive thinking is really the only way to deal with this. So many others have scoliosis, and its not the end of the world. Mary Dublin

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi! I was 18 when I learned that I have dextroscoliosis. I did not feel any discomfort back then so I did not bother to visit an Ortho..

    I'm 23 now and I'm starting to feel back pains whenever seated for long hours. I visited a doctor last week and learned that I also have levoscoliosis. So now my spine looks like an inverted "S". I was advised to do some mild yoga exercises. I browsed the net and read a lot of stories/blogs encouraging people with dextroscoliosis/ scoliosis to enroll in a yoga class.

    I'm still looking for a gym that offers a yoga class but you guys might want to try yoga too. We'll get better guys, don't worry. Just be positive and always PRAY! All the best!!
    =====JenMae====

    ReplyDelete
  23. Can you share more about the "natural treatment" you are getting? Is it a specific method or program or are you just going to the chiropractor?

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hi!

    Do not fear, you are not alone! I was diagnosed when I was 10 years old with scoliosis and it progressively got worse. Eventually bracing was decided as the best route of action, it was hell and I detested it. Long story short, it did not work. Later my curve progressed to the point where surgery was required (I was 15) and I was placed on a waiting list for 2 1/2 years. I had my surgery in December 2009 during Winter break and was released from hospital on Christmas morning. After 2 years of surgery you can do a vast majority of activities, after 3-4 years you can pretty much do anything you want. Surgery really isn't horrible, recover can be rough but it's the same with most major surgeries.

    Anyway I just wanted to share my story with you and wish you all the best.
    Cheers,
    Chelsea

    ReplyDelete
  25. I'm 13 years old and i have severe scoliosis, double curve. Lumbar is 30 degrees, then the upper part is about 50 degrees. I'll be having surgery this year, and I don't feel really bad. :D

    ReplyDelete
  26. Yes, you are right! "Scoliosis can be fashionable!!" I had had a scoliosis surgery done on 31 Jan 2013. After visited your blog, I feel better loads because am not alone really!!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I have scoliosis too. I'm 17 and I have 2 curvatures. one is 110 degrees and the other 90 degrees. This really helped cause now I know that I'm not alone.

    ReplyDelete

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” ~Coco Chanel

);