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Forum: General Discussions 21st August 2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By carolad
Re: cosmetic aids to reduce appearance of lordosis/spinal curvatures

I'm another fan of the Alexander Technique :) It isn't a therapy as such...it is actually quite difficult to explain, but it will improve your posture and teach you to let go of muscle tension in...
Forum: General Discussions 15th August 2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By carolad
Re: Hip pain! Scoliosis related?

Hope your physio can help :) x
Forum: General Discussions 14th August 2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By carolad
Re: Hip pain! Scoliosis related?

Apart from taking painkillers, the one thing that helps me most is avoiding sitting :) If I have to sit, I make sure I sit in a firm chair where I can keep a proper posture - any time I have to sit...
Forum: General Discussions 14th August 2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By carolad
Re: Hip pain! Scoliosis related?

Hi Emily :)

Sounds like it could be your sacroiliac joint. I have problems with my SI joint because my pelvis is twisted (because of the scoliosis) - I feel the pain in my hip and it is worse after...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd May 2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By carolad
Re: Newly diagnosed after hip pain

In my case, my chiropractor wanted me to wear the shoe insert permanently. I have never heard of it being used on a temporary basis but your physio should be able to advise you on that...

I suppose...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd May 2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By carolad
Re: Newly diagnosed after hip pain

Yes, I'm the same - even without an X-ray, you can clearly see my hips are at different levels. One side of my pelvis is rotated forward and the other backwards, so that's why it appears my legs are...
Forum: General Discussions 21st May 2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By carolad
Re: Newly diagnosed after hip pain

Just be careful with the shoe inserts. I was told by a chiropractor that I had a leg length discrepancy of 15mm so he gave me a shoe insert to counteract that. The problem was I don't actually have a...
Forum: General Discussions 19th May 2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By carolad
Re: Finally got my x rays done!

It is a very common postural problem to push the hips forward, hyperextend the knees back and lean backwards with the upper body. No-one thinks they lean back of course, they all think they are...
Forum: General Discussions 9th May 2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By carolad
Re: raised shoulder

Yep! Most people think having good posture means 'holding' yourself in a certain position...but all that does is create more tension in your body. Truly good posture is about fluidity and graceful...
Forum: General Discussions 8th May 2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By carolad
Re: raised shoulder

This is exactly right! You may remember I am a big fan of the Alexander Technique and my AT teacher used to say that the people who came to him in most pain were the ones who had tried to 'correct'...
Forum: General Discussions 1st April 2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By carolad
Forum: General Discussions 31st March 2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By carolad
Working fewer hours :)

Well...my plan to cut my hours at work is finally coming together :) I got the support of the Occupational Health Doctor and the Director has approved my request to go down to 30 hours a week. I'm...
Forum: General Discussions 10th March 2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By carolad
Re: Is it worth it?

People who know my story will know I have tried for about 8 years to get doctors to listen to me...and that only in the past month, I have finally got a 'diagnosis' of scoliosis and...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 7th March 2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By carolad
Re: Loss of cervical lordosis and other such neck problems?

I (almost) corrected my forward head posture by practising the Alexander Technique. Before I started AT lessons, I had a straight neck and pronounced forward head posture. I still have a tendency to...
Forum: General Discussions 6th March 2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By carolad
Re: Options for high curves/cervical scoliosis?

Yep, same :) You can help this a bit by doing some gentle stretches, but you will probably always be stiffer on that side.
Forum: General Discussions 5th March 2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By carolad
Re: Needing time to vent

This is true :( And sometimes you don't even get to see an orthopaedic consultant because the GP decides that your case isn't bad enough to warrant further investigation, going by xrays taken lying...
Forum: General Discussions 4th March 2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By carolad
Re: Needing time to vent

This makes me sad...our experiences are so similar :( I understand exactly what you mean about wanting to know more about your curve...you just want to understand what you are dealing with so you can...
Forum: General Discussions 4th March 2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By carolad
Re: Is 'muddling' along enough?

I promise I will shut up after this (I know I do go on!!). But I just wonder if you learnt how to lean and bend and lift in a different way, would this cause you less pain? There are ways you can...
Forum: General Discussions 4th March 2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By carolad
Re: Is 'muddling' along enough?

I understand...the expense is certainly a downside :( And it isn't the sort of thing you can learn just from reading about it - there is no substitute for one-to-one sessions with a qualified...
Forum: General Discussions 4th March 2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By carolad
Re: Is 'muddling' along enough?

There is something in AT called 'constructive rest' where you lie flat on the floor with your knees bent. But it isn't an 'exercise' as such, it is just a position to help you to relax your muscles....
Forum: General Discussions 3rd March 2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By carolad
Re: Is 'muddling' along enough?

Would you consider trying the Alexander Technique? Just to see if it could relieve some of that 'vice grip' you talk about...

The Alexander Technique helps by becoming more aware of where you are...
Forum: General Discussions 28th February 2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By carolad
Re: Depressed and angry because of treatment by doctors

Thank you :) I will be happier and less stressed once I can put it all behind me and really move on with my life. So once I see the occupational health doctor again, I'm hoping that will be the end...
Forum: General Discussions 28th February 2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 729
Posted By carolad
Re: After 7 years....finally some answers

That's an interesting article, thanks for posting :) It is such a misunderstood condition, no-one really knows what causes it (if it really is one condition and not just a collection of symptoms!)....
Forum: General Discussions 28th February 2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By carolad
Re: Depressed and angry because of treatment by doctors

Thank you everyone :ghug:

I'll just be glad to put all this behind me and get on with my life. I really feel if I can reduce my hours at work, that will go a long way to reclaiming some of my life...
Forum: General Discussions 28th February 2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By carolad
Depressed and angry because of treatment by doctors

I am having a hard time coming to terms with the way I've been treated by the medical profession. I go between being angry and then depressed at the way I've been dealt with over the past 8 years. I...
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