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[May. 20th, 2005|09:10 pm]
Posture Issues


Hello! My name's Julie. I was actually thinking of making a kyphosis community a while back but decided against it since not many people seemed to have it listed as an interest. So I was pretty surprised when I saw this place come up when I looked up kyphosis again today. :)

Anyway, I'm 17 and I have both kyphosis and scoliosis. The kyphosis is much worse though. I was diagnosed about two years ago, but it was noticable since I was 8 or so. For a while I didn't really pay attention to it, but once other kids in school began to call me names I knew something wasn't right. The first specialist I went to (back around 11) said I just had bad posture, but both my parents and I knew that couldn't have been the case. I just couldn't stand/sit up straight. It's not that it was painful, just uncomfortable. When I was diagnosed with it I had a 68 degree curve. I wore a brace for a year, and it didn't help me at all. It was extremely heavy and hot. I've been to a chiropractor since then and it appears that my back isn't as curved but I haven't gotten it x-rayed since I first got the brace off.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do later on to "fix" it. I don't want to go back to a brace, and the idea of surgery makes me kind of sick. But I'm sure leaving it alone would only hurt me. :/

From: keor
2005-05-22 02:05 pm (UTC)
I noticed too that posture problems isn't a very popular interest, so I figured no one would post in this community, but hey - there's some activity here =)

Must feel like shit to wear a brace for a year, and feel it didn't help.

I often feel that my kyphosis appears to be so "fixed", like I can't imagine how I could ever straighten it out, but in fact, it has become a bit better, and the more I work on my posture, the more I can actually feel that the curve is somewhat flexible - that it can change. Of course, I can only speak for myself, but the human body is intelligent and can accomplish miracles (disasters too of course..) so don't give up.
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