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mark
27th January 2008, 12:43 AM
I wanted to start a gallery a couple of years ago but never got round to it

Please feel free to add your pictures

I am going to go through some of the old posts in here and move some pictures in

Andy i think you posted some a while ago

I hope you don't mind if i post them on this thread. If you don't want themn posting then drop me a pm and i will remove (thats if i can finfd them)

Phil i know you posted a load too i hope you don't mind me posting them again if you do drop me a line

Cheers

Mark

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa251/northernsoul1970/DSCF0176.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa251/northernsoul1970/DSCF0181.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa251/northernsoul1970/DSCF0176.jpg



http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa251/northernsoul1970/DSCF0177.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa251/northernsoul1970/DSCF0173.jpg

mark
27th January 2008, 12:51 AM
Phils Pictures

Before pics:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/phil3822/09102005.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/phil3...09102005001.jpg (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/phil3822/09102005001.jpg)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/phil3...09102005004.jpg (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/phil3822/09102005004.jpg)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/phil3...09102005005.jpg (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/phil3822/09102005005.jpg)

After pics plus wounds:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/phil3822/03012006.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/phil3...03012006001.jpg (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/phil3822/03012006001.jpg)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/phil3...03012006002.jpg (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/phil3822/03012006002.jpg)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/phil3...03012006003.jpg (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/phil3822/03012006003.jpg)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/phil3...03012006004.jpg (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/phil3822/03012006004.jpg)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/phil3...03012006006.jpg (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/phil3822/03012006006.jpg)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/phil3...03012006007.jpg (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/phil3822/03012006007.jpg)

mark
27th January 2008, 12:55 AM
Pictures of Andy's Back

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/andy_d2/aback.jpg

jamielynn
27th January 2008, 02:05 AM
Mark,
This is pretty neat I'm sure others will add to this:)

mark
3rd February 2008, 03:30 PM
Simons photo's

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh99/sibow123/myback004.jpg


http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh99/sibow123/myback002.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh99/sibow123/myback001.jpg

Simon
3rd February 2008, 04:33 PM
How funny is it to see your own back its mad .....................

mark
28th February 2008, 09:41 AM
Zerodegrees photos

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa251/northernsoul1970/355.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa251/northernsoul1970/356.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa251/northernsoul1970/357.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa251/northernsoul1970/358.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa251/northernsoul1970/359.jpg

DaveDrummer
24th August 2009, 05:15 PM
hi. heres me. some of these pics on here look pretty painful, i hope you guys r doing ok...i guess i am lucky mine is not as bad as some but i still feel your pain...i think my curve is like 62 or something..i also have a few degrees of scoliosis but i cant see it... you can see in the first pic i think it is hard to notice, but when i bend over a bit you can see it. i was night braced in high school. my curve only got better a few degrees but it did not get worse so i guess it was a success in that sense. i try to workout to help the core muscles. cosmetically unless i am sitting in a horrible chair it doesnt really bother me much. i get mild pain occasionally. doctor (a back surgeon) says surgery is always an option but does not recommend it for me as it would probably be strictly cosmetic at this point and the risks/recovery is far worse than my curve. no surgery for me now anyway. says continue to workout and stretch therefore if I do need surgery down the road i will be in a much better position to get it and as i get older i will be able to handle the added stress on my back. considering he has kyphosis himself, I trust his judgment.i feel that stretching each day really helps keep me flexible. our backs r very rigid and i feel that is like half the pain of this condition.

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm78/PlatinumAero/DSC04202.jpg
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm78/PlatinumAero/DSC04200.jpg

Little Ali
24th August 2009, 06:23 PM
Oooh I need to add to these. I'll to have to get someone to take some pics for me.

Rodsrme
25th August 2009, 04:24 AM
Thanks for the pics Mark! It is amazing what a spine can do! :D

magnumlady
28th August 2009, 08:08 PM
This is Jono my son taken a couple of weeks ago.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/magnumlady/3830138795/

mark
29th August 2009, 09:41 PM
Hi Magnumlady

Thanks for posting the picture, your son does have a high kyphotic curve, i just hope you can get some joy and get the treatment your son so obviously deserves

Mark

magnumlady
30th August 2009, 04:26 PM
Thanks Mark, I hope so too.
He's started to have chest pains now which I'm guessing is from the curve.

mark
30th August 2009, 05:27 PM
I guess it might be, i do suffer from chest pains from time to time, i get a tightness right accross my chest with a stabbing pain, if i t persists i would go back to your gp and push for a referal to the chest clinic, it could give you the ammo you need to tackle your sons case

i hope that makes sense

mark

magnumlady
30th August 2009, 06:05 PM
Thanks Mark, that's a good idea. His pain sounds very similar to what you describe.

mark
30th August 2009, 07:11 PM
Hi Magnumlady, i know how hard it is to fight the medical community i just hope and pray your son does not have to go through the poo poo pants pain and knockbacks some us have had to endure

Were all here fighting your corner with you (well in spirit at the very least)

You are a great mum and your love for your family shines through, i know you probably did not need me to tell you that but sometimes we all need a shot in the arm especially the parents

Keep fighting and be rest assured we are all here in spirit fighting with you

mark

magnumlady
30th August 2009, 07:53 PM
Awww Mark, bless you, you are very kind.

I am determind to fight for the treatment Jono needs. This country is in a right state at the moment and the vulnerable people suffer.

mark
30th August 2009, 08:21 PM
I just hope we can help you somewhat no matter how little in your fight, i for one know just how hard it is to fight the system and i just hope that i can help in what little way i can to get you the treatment your son so deserves

Whatever i can do i will, if its just a shoulder to cry on then let my bent and twsited shoulders bear some of your weight

mark

mark
9th September 2009, 10:24 AM
I have split the discussions re self esteem and made a new thread as it is unrelated to the gallery. The new thread is titled Self Esteem and is still in this forum

Jonno
9th September 2009, 11:49 AM
Great idea Mark - sorry for trying to veer the discussion away. I'll try and upload before and after pics soon!!

Jonno
9th September 2009, 12:19 PM
my pic (before and after in one)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kXNmZIjVKCc/SqeA4x6qb9I/AAAAAAAAAAk/M_dRILB6r2E/s1600-h/Picture+1.png

magnumlady
9th September 2009, 03:03 PM
Wow Jonno massive difference, thanks for posting.

GillyG
9th September 2009, 06:04 PM
Jonno!! That is AMAZING!! No wonder you have that great big grin on your face in your avatar :D

tonibunny
9th September 2009, 06:06 PM
Jonno that is brilliant! You look fantastic!

Oh, fingers crossed for Mark, he so deserves a result like this too.

GillyG
9th September 2009, 06:09 PM
Oh, fingers crossed for Mark, he so deserves a result like this too.

Absolutely!!!!! :D:D:D

(not that we could love him any more than we already do, but wouldn't it just make his day - no, in fact, life?)

DaveDrummer
9th September 2009, 08:11 PM
Jonno, that is awesome. Amazing restoration of your height, too..how much did you grow? Just curious do you know your post op curve?

Cassie
9th September 2009, 08:36 PM
Wow!!!! :niceone: What an absolutely brilliant result - you must be so pleased. :bounce:

mark
9th September 2009, 11:19 PM
Fantastic results dude

Jumping around with joy for you

GillyG
9th September 2009, 11:58 PM
'Twill be you next Marky :D

Rodsrme
10th September 2009, 12:50 AM
Wonderful correction Jonno!!! I am happy to see your fantastic results!! I can't imagine how you feel about being so straight! :D
Mark, your next! We can't wait to see your straight spine pics! :D

Jonno
10th September 2009, 01:08 AM
Hey thanks everyone. Not sure of the post op degree but will find out at my next follow up. Grew two inches. Yeah Mark.... you are next (fingers crossed).

Ryy
3rd November 2009, 01:33 AM
very nice jonno ;)

mamfie007
4th November 2009, 02:56 PM
my pic (before and after in one)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kXNmZIjVKCc/SqeA4x6qb9I/AAAAAAAAAAk/M_dRILB6r2E/s1600-h/Picture+1.png


Wow what a difference, glad that went well for you, an inspiration for others! You must be so happy with the results!

mamfie007
4th November 2009, 02:58 PM
Fantastic results dude

Jumping around with joy for you

Yay! Your next really good to see positive outcomes, fingers crossed for you!

greenhouse12
4th November 2009, 04:35 PM
Sorry i didnt post sooner,i never saw this till now because i was in hospital the 9th of september!
You must be thrilled with that result, amazing difference!!
Well done
xxx
Ps: Good Luck To Mark Too xxx
:D

Poppy :) x
4th November 2009, 05:43 PM
its sarahsmums daughter next...

Then its me... and the next day, its mark ;)

x

Poppy :) x
4th November 2009, 10:05 PM
Ive removed the picture, purposely because it wasnt kyphosis, and I'm going to start a scoliosis gallery. xx

markalawton
19th February 2011, 07:45 PM
Pictures of Andy's Back

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/andy_d2/aback.jpg
WOW thats a massive difference, I hope you love your new back :)

Little Ali
19th February 2011, 08:09 PM
This is the best I can do as I can't stand up http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/PinkAli/Backside.jpg

magnumlady
20th February 2011, 12:54 PM
I just realised I never put Jono's photo in here.
Here it is:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/magnumlady/4233822840/

Marco
4th May 2011, 07:39 PM
If i bend the angle becomes quite disturbing

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd463/mark12645463/pic23res.jpg

Alex65
26th February 2012, 03:54 PM
Hi to everyone. My name is Alex,i'm 46. I wish you to show some my kyphosis pictures to have your opinions. I have continuous pains to my neck. Thanks.http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/Alexkyphosis/My%20kyphosis/mykyphosis8.jpg

tiffany.m
26th February 2012, 04:00 PM
I'm not surprised - yours looks higher than most, giving you what looks like a bit of a short/squashed neck which as you say is painful :(

Are you under a specialist at the moment?

Alex65
26th February 2012, 04:16 PM
I'm not surprised - yours looks higher than most, giving you what looks like a bit of a short/squashed neck which as you say is painful :(

Are you under a specialist at the moment?
Hi Tiffany. I'm not under a specialist.i've been heedless about my kyphosis during these years,i went to a specialist about 10 years ago last time! but i think it's time i go to a specialist again!
Thank you for your answer and sorry for my bad english!!!(i live in Italy).
Alex

daniel7
26th February 2012, 04:28 PM
that looks nasty alex! are you working? i hope you can get it sorted.

Alex65
26th February 2012, 04:41 PM
that looks nasty alex! are you working? i hope you can get it sorted.
Hi Daniel. Yes,i'm working.
Alex

tiffany.m
26th February 2012, 05:18 PM
Wow - I credit you for still working through that and your English is great - I didn't think you were European at all!

Alex65
26th February 2012, 05:26 PM
Wow - I credit you for still working through that and your English is great - I didn't think you were European at all!
Yes Tiffany,i'm a worker simply but i'm working...
...and thanks for your compliments about my english!
Alex

tiffany.m
26th February 2012, 05:28 PM
Hmm, I know nothing about the healthcare system in Italy - are you currently trying to get referred to a specialist?

Alex65
26th February 2012, 05:47 PM
Hmm, I know nothing about the healthcare system in Italy - are you currently trying to get referred to a specialist?
Healthcare system in Italy is very good and totally free.I live in Milano and there are excellent orthpedic clinics here.
My kyphosis was diagnosed when i was 28,caused by serious muscular asthenia(i have totally flat feet too!),but i was heedless about it during these years as i said before. Now i've hard pains to my neck really and i can't take painkillers constantly!
Alex

tiffany.m
26th February 2012, 05:50 PM
Ahh, you don't want to see an orthopaedic really - you need to see a scoliosis special, who will also specialise in kyphosis because orthopaedics can't do any operations.

daniel7
26th February 2012, 05:50 PM
has it always been like that or has it got progressively worse / bigger?

Alex65
26th February 2012, 05:58 PM
Ahh, you don't want to see an orthopaedic really - you need to see a scoliosis special, who will also specialise in kyphosis because orthopaedics can't do any operations.
I'm ignorant in this subject!!!...i'm very happy to have found this beautiful site!...thank you for your advice Tiffany.
Alex

Alex65
26th February 2012, 06:00 PM
has it always been like that or has it got progressively worse / bigger?
it has always been big but it has became bigger during the time!
Alex

Alex65
26th February 2012, 10:03 PM
that looks nasty alex! are you working? i hope you can get it sorted.
Excuse me Daniel...only now i understood your "are you working?",was releted to my kyphosis.....sorry but english isn't my language.i think it's very difficult because the curve is enough marked and i believe i can't get it sorted.
Alex

Alex65
27th February 2012, 10:00 PM
...other my kyphosis pictures. Thanks for your opinions. Alexhttp://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/Alexkyphosis/My%20kyphosis/mykyphosis11.jpghttp://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/Alexkyphosis/My%20kyphosis/mykyphosis9.jpg

Little Ali
28th February 2012, 08:48 PM
Hi Alex :welcome2:

Your kyphosis looks very painful!

What do you so do for a job?

Alex65
28th February 2012, 10:05 PM
Hi Alex :welcome2:

Your kyphosis looks very painful!

What do you so do for a job?
Hi Little Ali and thank you very much for your welcome!
Yes, my kyphosis is very very painful. I have hard and continuos pains to my neck particurarly!...to sleep is a problem too!!!...with pillow...without pillow...on right side...on left side...my neck is always painful!!! I'm working in a office actually but it's a problem to work too!!!...i can't be sitting for a long time otherwise i've pains to my back...in the same way i can't stand for a long time and i must rest my arms often otherwise my neck pains become unbearable even with anti-inflammatory!!!
Alex

mark
11th March 2012, 12:17 AM
Hi Little Ali and thank you very much for your welcome!
Yes, my kyphosis is very very painful. I have hard and continuos pains to my neck particurarly!...to sleep is a problem too!!!...with pillow...without pillow...on right side...on left side...my neck is always painful!!! I'm working in a office actually but it's a problem to work too!!!...i can't be sitting for a long time otherwise i've pains to my back...in the same way i can't stand for a long time and i must rest my arms often otherwise my neck pains become unbearable even with anti-inflammatory!!!
Alex


i Alex

Have you tried memory foam pillows, lots on here swear by them

Alex65
13th March 2012, 07:16 PM
i Alex

Have you tried memory foam pillows, lots on here swear by them
Hi Mark,
i didn't know memory foam pillows but after your advice i've just found where i can buy them in my city, i'll try them!!!...
...if it be possible, i'd like to have your opinion about my kyphosis...
thank you very much
Alex

mark
13th March 2012, 11:19 PM
Hi alex

You look to have a significant kyphosis, have had your curves measured, do you have tight calves, that is another symptom, i couldn't bend and touch my feet before surgery and i defo can't do it now

Your right about the painkiller thing, its not nice walking round in a drug induced haze, i think you need to go re visit your surgeon and discuss your options

Have you tried any kind of pilates or yoga?

take it easy dude

Mark

Alex65
14th March 2012, 11:16 PM
Hi alex

You look to have a significant kyphosis, have had your curves measured, do you have tight calves, that is another symptom, i couldn't bend and touch my feet before surgery and i defo can't do it now

Your right about the painkiller thing, its not nice walking round in a drug induced haze, i think you need to go re visit your surgeon and discuss your options

Have you tried any kind of pilates or yoga?

take it easy dude

Mark
Hi Mark,
you can't immagine how is important for me i can discuss about my kyphosis with somebody and i thank you for this.
This problem caused in me malaise during years for my physical aspect especially! My curves had have measured many years ago and i don't remember how much degrees they were. The orthopedist prescribed vertebral exercises and swimming that i did for years but my kyphosis had not any benefit!
My calves are enough tight not a lot but they are often painful also because i've totally flat feet and i thing this can be the main reason for that.
You said right about painkillers but i've not other choise at the moment. I can't be operated because i'm affected by diabetes and severe hypertension.
I haven't tried any kind of pilates or yoga.
However i'll go re visit again.
Thank you very much for your reply...and excuse me for my english!!!
Alex

tiffany.m
14th March 2012, 11:19 PM
Just saying, Alex, your English is great! Also have you had anything to help your flat feet?
Tiff

mark
14th March 2012, 11:25 PM
Hi Alex

Your English is fine don't worry

I have had another thought, have you heard of Alexander Technique

If not try googling it, a lot f people on here who can not have surgery for one reason or another do it. I don't understand it myself but if you search this site i think a number of threads have been started and will give you details

If surgery is out of the question hen you need to look at strengthening your core muscles which in turn will give some support to the spine

Again if you google core muscle exercises you should be able to come up with something

I know how long term chronic back pain can get you down, keep coming here though mate, your one of us know dude, we will help and support you through your journey,

Keep remembering your not alone mate, i thought i was alone for years then i came here and found these people, the love and support is second to none

take care mae and keep on keeping on

mark

Alex65
14th March 2012, 11:34 PM
Just saying, Alex, your English is great! Also have you had anything to help your flat feet?
Tiff
Hi Tiff,
...ooohhh yes,i had!!!...i used orthopedic insoles for years but my feet remained the same!!!:(

Alex65
14th March 2012, 11:50 PM
Hi Alex

Your English is fine don't worry

I have had another thought, have you heard of Alexander Technique

If not try googling it, a lot f people on here who can not have surgery for one reason or another do it. I don't understand it myself but if you search this site i think a number of threads have been started and will give you details

If surgery is out of the question hen you need to look at strengthening your core muscles which in turn will give some support to the spine

Again if you google core muscle exercises you should be able to come up with something

I know how long term chronic back pain can get you down, keep coming here though mate, your one of us know dude, we will help and support you through your journey,

Keep remembering your not alone mate, i thought i was alone for years then i came here and found these people, the love and support is second to none

take care mae and keep on keeping on

mark
Thank you Mark for your beautiful words!!! It was very important to have found people like you for me too!!!...now i feel not alone!!!...i'm sorry that we're so distant but technology helps us!!!
I don't know Alexander technique but i'll look for this.
I hope we can discuss soon and i'll update you on my kyphosis!
Thank you yet Mark!
Alex

mark
14th March 2012, 11:54 PM
No problem mate

Just make sure you look after yourself

This journey is like a roller coaster loads of massive highs and stomach churning lows but it does stop to us get of once in a while

I wish it was more like a gentle steam train but hee hoo we can't have everything can we

Alex65
15th March 2012, 09:57 PM
No problem mate

Just make sure you look after yourself

This journey is like a roller coaster loads of massive highs and stomach churning lows but it does stop to us get of once in a while

I wish it was more like a gentle steam train but hee hoo we can't have everything can we
Ok.
Thank you Mark
Alex

Alex65
21st June 2012, 07:54 PM
Hi to everyone!
Finally,i decided to go under a specialist.
First research: X-ray two of which i wish to post here.
http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/Alexkyphosis/My%20kyphosis/mydorsalspinebyAlexkyphosis.jpg
Diagnosis: severe dorsal hyperkyphosis with cervical spondylosis and arthritis.
Somatic dorsal physical breakdown about 6mm.
Calcium content reduced.
Next research: Magnetic resonance and physiatric visit.

At the moment i've always hard pains to right part of my neck and to my right arm,also if i can sleep very better with memory foam pillows. I've lost about 40% of force from my right arm and part of its feeling.
I hope in the physiatric cares...i'll inform you about them!
Thank you,
Alex

Alex65
21st June 2012, 07:55 PM
...the other image...http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/Alexkyphosis/My%20kyphosis/mycervicalspinebyAlexkyphosis.jpg

titch
21st June 2012, 08:36 PM
A sneaky extra http:// had sneaked into the image urls, all fixed now :)

That is a nasty looking curve there :( Much empathy too on the cervical stuff - quite a few of us here have neck problems, I'm just dealing with a pretty unpleasant headache due to my neck at the moment. I hope the physio is able to help you and that the MRI can shed some light on exactly what is causing your arm problems.

Alex65
21st June 2012, 10:12 PM
I can't see any images ...
Hi Gilly,,
now it's possible to see them.

Alex65
21st June 2012, 10:27 PM
A sneaky extra http:// had sneaked into the image urls, all fixed now :)

That is a nasty looking curve there :( Much empathy too on the cervical stuff - quite a few of us here have neck problems, I'm just dealing with a pretty unpleasant headache due to my neck at the moment. I hope the physio is able to help you and that the MRI can shed some light on exactly what is causing your arm problems.

Hi titch,
thank you very much for your comment and for your hope i could solve my problems.
I know that spine problems give neck problems inexorably...i hope you could be better too.
...and thank you for images:)
Alex

GillyG
21st June 2012, 10:49 PM
Ooo Alex, that neck does look painful :( I'm having a few issues with headaches at the moment so I can fully empathise.

Alex65
21st June 2012, 11:13 PM
Ooo Alex, that neck does look painful :( I'm having a few issues with headaches at the moment so I can fully empathise.
Hi Gilly,
yes,my neck is always painful,right part especially and than my right back,the right arm until the hand...it's so painful that i must take cortisone many times!...i can understand you!
Thank you very much,
Alex

tiffany.m
21st June 2012, 11:32 PM
My neck is no where near as bad as anyone's here's or your's, Alex, but I lack cervical lordosis and get a lot of aches in it on a school day.

Alex65
21st June 2012, 11:41 PM
My neck is no where near as bad as anyone's here's or your's, Alex, but I lack cervical lordosis and get a lot of aches in it on a school day.
Hi my dear Tiffany!...i'm so sorry for you!!!...and than you are so young! i hope you could be better really!

Alex65
28th August 2012, 11:14 PM
RMI result: Ankylosing Spondylitis expecially at level C3-6 with clear intersomatic spaces reduction with compressive marks on spinal marrow.
Next visit: Physiatric
New pic: my whole body at the moment!http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/Alexkyphosis/My%20kyphosis/Subjectaffectedbydorsalhyperkyphosis.jpg

titch
29th August 2012, 11:17 AM
Oh my goodness, with a flatback posture like that, I'm not surprised if it hurts! Bet your knees aren't appreciating it either - I know that mine certainly don't :(

With a diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis, there probably won't be a great deal the physio can do to alter the shape of any part of your back including the lack of lordosis at the back of the waist, however I'd definitely hope that they can help you to get more comfortable. They may well want to work on lengthening out your hip flexors and hamstrings - the trouble is (it's a problem I've got too), the longer your back keeps you like this, the more you get shortening of the ligaments and tendons, but then that tightness exacerbates the situation. It has definitely made me more comfortable to do my stretching exercises for these areas, even though it has not (despite the physio's hope) made me any more upright.

GillyG
29th August 2012, 04:25 PM
Oh dear, I remember that posture from before I had my osteotomy to introduce some lumbar lordosis :( I hope, as titch says, they can do something to make you more comfortable.

Alex65
29th August 2012, 10:44 PM
Oh my goodness, with a flatback posture like that, I'm not surprised if it hurts! Bet your knees aren't appreciating it either - I know that mine certainly don't :(

With a diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis, there probably won't be a great deal the physio can do to alter the shape of any part of your back including the lack of lordosis at the back of the waist, however I'd definitely hope that they can help you to get more comfortable. They may well want to work on lengthening out your hip flexors and hamstrings - the trouble is (it's a problem I've got too), the longer your back keeps you like this, the more you get shortening of the ligaments and tendons, but then that tightness exacerbates the situation. It has definitely made me more comfortable to do my stretching exercises for these areas, even though it has not (despite the physio's hope) made me any more upright.
Hi Titch,
thank you very much. Your considerations are right. There's no a lot to do to alter the shape of any part of my back! Today i went to the visit to the Physiatric. Just he saw me, my RX and MRI he said: "you are enough young yet but not your neck and your spine!!!" He said we can work to help me to get more confortable but not to alter neither my forward head,neither the loss of neck curve (the neck physiological lordosis). He prescibed to me some treatments.
Radar Therapy, T.E.N.S (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) to alleviate pains.
Physiotherapy.
I'll began all treatments next Monday.

Alex65
29th August 2012, 10:45 PM
Oh dear, I remember that posture from before I had my osteotomy to introduce some lumbar lordosis :( I hope, as titch says, they can do something to make you more comfortable.
Thank you very much Gilly!

Alex65
8th September 2012, 03:52 PM
My evident dorsal hyperkyphosis also when i'm prone.http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/Alexkyphosis/My%20kyphosis/kyphosis3.jpg

KentOK
12th September 2012, 10:16 AM
After seeing this post (http://www.scoliosis-support.org/showpost.php?p=243778&postcount=16), I decided to try my hand at superimposing my x-rays over photographs. I used Pixelmator (for Mac), as I can't afford Photoshop. I tried to kind of blend the edges, so it's almost like a cutaway view inside my body, haha.

This must be what it's like to have X-RAY VISION. :D

Cheers!
-Kent

http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii640/dkentok/Blendykyphosis-clean.jpg

http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii640/dkentok/Blendyscoliosis.jpg

Alex65
12th September 2012, 11:58 PM
Hi Kent,
i've not your ability certainly,but i tried to do my best!
Alexhttp://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/Alexkyphosis/My%20kyphosis/Subjectaffectedbydorsalhyperkyphosis2.jpg

robinpaige
1st April 2013, 05:44 AM
Hi there everyone! I am new here. Thought I would post my kyphosis x-ray to add it to the gallery. I don't have any non x-ray photos of my kyphosis yet, but I am sure I will take some before my surgery next month. My curve is 87, caused by Scheuermann's disease. Most of my pain occurs in my neck and lower back.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6Y840tot2MU/URhjhCiK79I/AAAAAAAAAEk/ivfY79ardrU/s1600/kyphosis.jpg

mark
1st April 2013, 05:51 AM
Hi Robin

Welcome the site, your pain is exactly where i used to get mine, all across the top of my shoulders and in the small of my back especially after exercise

Thanks a lot for posting the picture of your x ray, i like you have schueremanns, i had my surgery a couple of years ago

Take care and once again thanks for posting the pic

Mark

GillyG
1st April 2013, 10:56 AM
Hi Robin :welcome:

I'm glad you've joined us, your kyphosis looks pretty severe, I'm not surprised it's causing you pain :(

tiffany.m
2nd April 2013, 12:58 AM
Only just looked here again and poor Alex and wow Robin that's bad :(

robinpaige
2nd April 2013, 03:47 AM
Thank you Mark, Gilly, and Tiffany! Yeah it's not fun to live with, as you all know. I'm grateful that I finally found someone who properly diagnosed me and recommended surgery. I am nervous, but also very excited for it. I've been living with it for at least the past 10 years, so it'll be nice to finally have a normal posture again!

Jo Gwilt
2nd April 2013, 08:13 PM
Hi Robin,
My daughter is 14 and she has Schuermans Kyphosis with a 90 degree curve with a slight Scoliosis to the right. She is due to have surgery in June, she suffers a lot with pain though. Like you in her kneck, shoulders and lower back, the docs have just put her on Tramadol which is really strong but it does help her, but its affecting school as its a sedative so it's not really ideal but she can't get through a school day without it.Do you take pain killers? It's great to chat to someone with Kyphosis as everyone seems to suffer with Scoliosis. Take care jo xx

robinpaige
3rd April 2013, 12:58 AM
Hi Jo! I am sorry to hear your daughter is also suffering a lot of pain, but I am glad she is due to have surgery and that she is still young enough to recover quickly. I am nervous about surgery, but I am pretty confident that it will greatly reduce my amount of pain. How long has she been taking painkillers? I do not usually take any, as I have almost "gotten used to" living in pain, I guess. But I do sometimes have to take sleeping pills to fall asleep because it is so hard to get comfortable at night. If you or your daughter ever want to talk, feel free to private message me! I am new to this forum, but I have found it is really helping me so far. You are right, it is nice to talk to people who understand and deal with the same things you are dealing with. Take care! :)

Little Ali
3rd April 2013, 09:05 PM
Hi Robin :welcome2:

I have kyphoscoliosis, but no idea what my curves measure anymore. I'm glad you've found us.

Alex65
6th June 2013, 12:13 AM
My dorsal hyperkyphosis. right sidehttp://img825.imageshack.us/img825/2742/mykyphosisrightside.jpg