Hiya, Winny! I know I'm on here a little late, but I wanted to chime in and thank everyone for their stories and experiences. I haven't been diagnosed with scoliosis, but I have reason to believe my sister Jennifer does. Jennifer has always been pretty healthy, but she hasn't been to a doctor in the past few years. That and as she's gotten older (she's 51 years old now), her bone health (and posture) has clearly deteriorated. Instead of that proud, strong stance, she's kinda slumped over; and I'm not speaking figuratively! I swear!
Anyway, she's been really iffy about going to the doctor after her husband (age 60) died due to congestive heart failure. Her thinking is "no news is good news" and this is CLEARLY the wrong way to think. This is why I'm here, of course. I'm trying to dig up similar stories and make her go. =)
Judging from the general consensus, it seems like you're all advocating going to a chiropractor but you're also endorsing exercise (yoga, running, etc). Did your general practitioners recommend this? Also, I have one more odd question: Does having scoliosis (curving of the spine) put you at higher risk for other bone related conditions like osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, or in a worst case scenario, chondrosarcoma
?I'm not asking if it causes it as much as I'm asking if it simply puts one at higher risk. Thanks, all! =)