The word scoliosis comes from the Greek word meaning crooked. The spine (back) should look straight up and down when you look at someone from behind. If the spine has a sideways curve, it is called a scoliosis.
Since Junior High age, I have suffered from scoliosis. Was under the care of a specialist through college. I still have a "hump" if you look down my spine as I bend over. I will always have scoliosis.
Six years ago, right before my 20th year reunion, I "through out my back" argh! I was in bed for 3 days - but did recover to make the reunion! I have had several other episodes with my lower back, but this weekend was the worst. Today, I stayed home from school, taking meds and finally took the big step of calling our local chiropractor and I am SO GLAD that I did.
It was meant to be... they had a cancellation and I was able to walk right in! After a routine examination, I received my first treatment. OH MY! It was a very odd sensation - my body popped and cracked - I saw stars! - learned to put ICE not heat on my back. I do not haveany bulging disk or anything major like that; my back pain is really not caused by the scoliosis- it's just wear and tear on my back from working on cement floors for so long. For 16 years, I have taught art in the classroom standing up on cement floors - and now my back is suffering. So I've got to get some orthopedic shoe filler doo-das to help me cushion my back... if you know me - I own every "Croc" available and only wear crocs - hmmm! We'll see if the filler thing can fit inside a croc shoe!! "Changes" - I can change - maybe; hopefully! Thanks again to my mom who unselfishly gave of herself and time to take and stay with me - yes, I still need "my moma" and glad she is here to help! I love you MOM!