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Forum: General Discussions 22nd August 2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By nutmeg
Re: cosmetic aids to reduce appearance of lordosis/spinal curvatures

I don't know why the first link isn't working - the site is definitely there.
It doesn't work for me either if I click on it, but it's OK if I cut and paste it,
Forum: General Discussions 21st August 2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By nutmeg
Re: cosmetic aids to reduce appearance of lordosis/spinal curvatures

If you have pain/discomfort caused by your back being too tense, I recommend the Alexander Technique. Here are a couple of useful links
http://www.stat.org.uk/...
Forum: General Discussions 25th June 2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By nutmeg
Re: Vertigo post-op?

Hi Kay

I was acutally listening to a radio programme all about dizziness on Monday evening. What you describe does sound like the benign positional vertigo which Countrygirl described.
Here is a...
Forum: General Discussions 1st February 2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,093
Posted By nutmeg
Re: End of the line...

I think you're right to stop pushing yourself, and to aim for a better work life balance.
Have you ever had a sleep study done? Although your scoliosis is not severe I wonder if there is a...
Forum: General Discussions 23rd November 2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,275
Posted By nutmeg
Re: [Male-15y] This is how my spine looks like

Progress once you have stopped growing is usually much slower than whilst you are growing, but it can still happen. Statistically a curve that is over 50 when you stop growing increases at 1-2...
Forum: General Discussions 15th November 2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By nutmeg
Re: Depression

Hi Hope

I think it is very unlikely that ScoliosisSOS would refund your money if you did not get any improvement.
You might find this link http://www.yogaforscoliosis.com/ useful
Forum: General Discussions 2nd November 2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,283
Posted By nutmeg
Re: How SHOULD your rods feel??

Seconded!

Alexander Technique is very good at getting your body to break old habits
Forum: General Discussions 31st October 2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By nutmeg
Re: Heart issues and scoliosis

It could mean that with a straighter spine your blood is better oxygenated, so your heart doesn't need to work quite so hard to get the oxygen where it is needed. But that wouldn't explain the...
Forum: General Discussions 30th September 2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By nutmeg
Re: Recently developed discomfort

Here is a link to the American Society for the Alexander Technique
http://www.amsatonline.org/

And this link goes to the UK one
http://www.stat.org.uk/pages/affiliated.htm

I've found it very...
Forum: General Discussions 5th September 2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 923
Posted By nutmeg
Re: Surgery Advice

You might want to look at this old thread

What to take to hospital - advice list (http://www.scoliosis-support.org/showthread.php?t=6341&highlight=hospital)
Forum: General Discussions 5th September 2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By nutmeg
Re: Is losing weight bad at 15 and 99 pounds (7 stones)?

A BMI of 18 would be underweight if you were an adult, but the "normal" BMI range for children is lower than for an adult (different body proportions, less bone mass). At age 16 I was almost the...
Forum: General Discussions 29th August 2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By nutmeg
Re: Curves that improve over time?

I hate to be negative but this variation could just be due to the margin of error in measuring your curves, especially if the first measurement is only approximate.

However it does strongly suggest...
Forum: General Discussions 29th August 2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By nutmeg
Re: **Newbie here! Need some Advice!!!!!!**

I your curves really are 10 degrees and 5 degrees then this is not even considered to be scoliosis, and no reputable clinic would say that you needed expensive therapy to prevent it progressing. But...
Forum: General Discussions 5th August 2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By nutmeg
Re: How likely is it for a young adult female to progress later on in life?

I think every year would be too often. Curve measurements have an error margin of at least 3 degrees. Even progressive curves rarely increase by this amount in one year once a person has finished...
Forum: General Discussions 2nd August 2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By nutmeg
Re: Are ANY types of stretches good for scoliosis?

You might like to look at http://www.yogaforscoliosis.com/

Elise Browning Miller is a yoga teacher who has scoliosis and has developed a set of exercises specifically for people with scoliosis.

If...
Forum: General Discussions 1st August 2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By nutmeg
Re: Worried about the long-term...

I'm 55, so certainly middle-aged and my thoracic curve is now about 53 degrees. I was diagnosed with a single thoracic curve, but I definitely have a lumbar curve as well, which I assume is...
Forum: General Discussions 19th July 2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By nutmeg
Re: Need advice on whether to do surgery or not

If your curve is only 31 degrees and you have reached skeletal maturity the chance of it progressing to a point where it affects your heart or lungs is very, very small.
If you want to improve your...
Forum: General Discussions 25th June 2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,444
Posted By nutmeg
Re: Common misconceptions about spinal deformity

My GP does accept that scoliosis can cause pain. Unfortunately this means that on the two occasions I have gone to see him with problems (first time was a shoulder problem that turned out to be...
Forum: Non Surgical Room 23rd June 2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 562
Posted By nutmeg
Re: Schroth or Alexander Technique?

No, Alexander Technique is not really like Schroth. Schroth is targeted physiotherapy. Alexander Technique is more about the way you use your body all the time.
I've been doing Alexander technique...
Forum: General Discussions 18th April 2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By nutmeg
Re: Hello! New here! Q about X-rays

What position were you in when the latest X-rays were taken?
Last year I had some spinal X-rays done at a non-specialist centre and was horrified when the radiographer said that they usually did...
Forum: General Discussions 14th April 2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By nutmeg
Re: To fuse or not to fuse? Back pain ruining my life

Something else you can try for pain is the Alexander Technique

Here is a link to a UK site http://www.stat.org.uk

If you are outside the UK there is a link on there to sites on other countries,...
Forum: General Discussions 4th April 2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,338
Posted By nutmeg
Re: I need some more advice

I think you have loaded your picture as your Profile Picture.
If you want it dispayed in threads try the following

Click on Use CP
In the list on the left click on Edit Avatar. You can then load a...
Forum: General Discussions 2nd April 2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,338
Posted By nutmeg
Re: I need some more advice

lordosis is where your spine curves forward. It is normal to have some lordosis in your lower spine, just as it is normal to have some kyphosis in your upper spine. I'm jhaving problems loading the...
Forum: General Discussions 1st February 2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By nutmeg
Re: confused and dont know whether to have surgery now

If you want to try other options to reduce your pain you might want to consider
yoga http://www.yogaforscoliosis.com/
or the Alexander Technique http://www.stat.org.uk/
Forum: General Discussions 8th January 2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,118
Posted By nutmeg
Re: Some questions at 3.5 months post op

One of my friends found that magnesium supplements helped prevent leg cramps.
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