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Old 21st June 2012, 10:32 PM
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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.
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Old 21st June 2012, 10:41 PM
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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!
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Old 28th August 2012, 10:14 PM
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RMI result: Ankylosing Spondylitis expecially at level C3-6 with clear intersomatic spaces reduction with compressive marks on spinal marrow.
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New pic: my whole body at the moment!
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Old 29th August 2012, 10:17 AM
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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.
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Old 29th August 2012, 03:25 PM
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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.
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Old 29th August 2012, 09:44 PM
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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.
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Old 29th August 2012, 09:45 PM
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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!
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Old 8th September 2012, 02:52 PM
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My evident dorsal hyperkyphosis also when i'm prone.
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Old 12th September 2012, 09:16 AM
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After seeing this post, 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.

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Old 12th September 2012, 10:58 PM
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Hi Kent,
i've not your ability certainly,but i tried to do my best!
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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.

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Old 1st April 2013, 04:51 AM
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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

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Hi Robin

I'm glad you've joined us, your kyphosis looks pretty severe, I'm not surprised it's causing you pain
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Old 1st April 2013, 11:58 PM
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Only just looked here again and poor Alex and wow Robin that's bad
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Old 2nd April 2013, 02:47 AM
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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!
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