Scoliosis

Scoliosis- Physiotherapy student perspective of osteopathy

I was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 16 after I was involved in a car accident. It was unclear whether or not the accident had been the overall cause of the scoliosis or not but after the accident, all the muscle in my back began to shorten and tighten and my lower back became increasingly painful. There was an option of an operation in order to surgically strain my spine but my symptoms did not appear severe enough at the time and the doctor recommended against it, as I was still growing.

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Scoliosis

“As the twig is bent, so grows the tree” William Garner Sutherland (1873 – 1954) Founder of Cranial Osteopathy Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. Many cases involve little or no pain, and they result in only a mild malformation, which may not even be visible to the untrained eye. However, severe cases can involve a substantial deformity, and they may seriously endanger the individual’s overall health because of direct pressure on vital organs such as the lungs and heart.

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Scoliosis - Sacroiliac Joint Pain - Lower Back Pain

I was diagnosed with scoliosis at 18 and was relatively complication free until the age of 29 after a horse-riding accident. This left my lower back in incredible pain and I went for DPPT sessions which worked to a point but didn’t resolve increasing muscle tightness. 3 years later I injured my SI joint during an intense hot yoga class. At first I didn’t know this was the injury I’d suffered.

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