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Side effects of kyphosis? + gym ball stuff [Jun. 7th, 2005|12:09 am]
Posture Issues
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[keor]
Has anyone experienced "side effects" of kyphosis, such as your voice being hoarse, your eyes being really sensitive, or that you seem to have loose skin or your stomach (this also has to do with my lordosis since it can make you look fat)? I'm experiencing all of the above, together with the typical side effect of bad posture - lack of energy and that you fatigue easily. These are things that has been bothering me for a long time and I've only recently connected them with my posture problems.

Another thing, I started using a gym ball yesterday (they're also called swiss ball, balance ball, posture ball etc). It felt great, I loved it right away. I keep the ball in a corner in the same room this computer is, and every now and then I go stretch out my back on it. The only thing is I have to get a new one, 'cause this one is a bit too big, and also, it doesn't have the anti-burst system, so if it gets punctured, it explodes like a balloon and you smash against the floor and hurt yourself. Otherwise.. =) ..it's the coolest thing.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-06-19 04:13 am (UTC)
hey im 16
i was diagnised at 13 w/ all 3: scoliosis, kyphosis, and lordosis....
besides being made fun of for the hunchback of my school and being in pain after sitting or standing for any longer than 10 minutes, my fingers and toes always tingle and i have trouble picking up small objects (such as pencils and paperclips...its also a bit hard to type sometimes) my fingers and toes are always cold and tend to have a wrinkled and purple-y tint to them...
ive never heard of your voice changing and stuff tho....

ps did you know it's genetic? my mom always had problems w/ her back and thought it was flat feet and my dad w/ his shoulders thinking it was bad posture. my sis has lordosis and scoliosis.

so...yeah
angela
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From: keor
2005-06-20 10:39 pm (UTC)
I know it's genetic.
The first thing my physical therapist asked me, "does anyone in your family have problems like this?", and I answered "no, nothing obvious". My dad has some kyphosis though, but not as bad as mine, and I've never heard him complain about back pain or anything.

My fingers and hands tingle when I sit or lie down and really try to make my back become more straight than usual, or when I stretch my chest.

About voice problems, what first made me think about the connection voice/neck posture was when I read about the Alexander technique. If I remember correctly, the guy who "invented" this method had problems with his voice because he had forward head posture and that's what made him develop the Alexander technique.
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