Scoliosis

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Gromit

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Scoliosis
« on: May 19, 2019, 06:49:58 AM »
https://mindkindmom.com/scoliosis-your-protective-body-armor/?fbclid=IwAR2jjqklLbCSeEEOhkok_2t1zwohgjSJR9SXTMajMP9Q83FjFUvw5WJd8kw

I was diagnosed with mild scoliosis in my 20's when I stopped being able to go to my yoga class for a while and ended up in pain. When I realised what it was and how it appeared in the body I realised I and my teacher had noticed the symptoms in some yoga poses where I was twisted in my torso.

I still notice that I tense certain areas of my body, even when just reading, creating imbalance in my body. When I notice that I try to do something different with my position, but the armouring still creeps in.

This is the first thing I have seen that suggests a reason for my scoliosis. I remember chiropractors had asked me if I had had any physical injuries which could have caused it but I could not remember anything.

Mine does not cause any pain now, I was told to return to yoga and I practice daily. As the distance away from my FOO in time and position increases my physical health improves, I feel better now than I did 20 years ago.
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Kizzie

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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 06:06:59 PM »
That is a really interesting article Gromit, tks for posting!  It speaks to the fact that trauma is not just emotional but highly physical as well. 

I can really relate to the article even though I don't have scoliosis but I definitely do armour. As I was reading the article I could feel my shoulders raising and tightening, particularly when I read this:

Her feelings/needs don’t matter, to survive she has to become non-existent – a ‘non-person’. Blocking out every need, feeling because there is no one to validate, care or give damn. The pain of unrequited needs – for love, kindness, and caring.  Being strong and being in control is all that matters. Being vulnerable and emotional means destruction, contempt and derision.

That's it in a nutshell in my case. It explains why when I do get angry and say what I think/feel, afterward I have a total fear response - it may indeed "mean destruction" of me, my self.  I get it now more than ever that an important part of recovery is about doing some body work. 
 
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Mine does not cause any pain now, I was told to return to yoga and I practice daily. As the distance away from my FOO in time and position increases my physical health improves, I feel better now than I did 20 years ago.

Glad to hear your efforts are working  :applause:

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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 08:43:58 PM »
As the distance away from my FOO in time and position increases my physical health improves, I feel better now than I did 20 years ago.

 :applause: :applause:

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BeHea1thy

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2019, 03:44:50 PM »
Gromit,

A big thank you also for posting this article. I agree with Blueberry's enthusiasm about your observation that distance and time away from your FOO is directly correlated to the improvements in your health.

For me, scoliosis is a consequence of being born with a dislocated hip. Neglectful parenting failed to discover this until 9 months of age, and then religious beliefs prevented effective treatment during my formative years. I am forever grateful that due to my alcoholic father's insistence, my hip was put in place, because I have been ambulatory my entire life.

Despite the differences in the scoliosis sources of our stories,
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It is never too late to heal your mind and body. First, you need to believe you will get better, and second is having a safe place to heal.
The list of therapeutic modalities is interesting. I'm going to add crawling and see what happens! Just recently, I became aware of two safe places in my life. I had to move many miles from where I'd lived all my life to find both of them.

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Gromit

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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2019, 04:17:39 PM »
Gromit,

A big thank you also for posting this article. I agree with Blueberry's enthusiasm about your observation that distance and time away from your FOO is directly correlated to the improvements in your health.
my bowel has not been happy this week following a communication from my BIL so it is a work in progress.

 
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The list of therapeutic modalities is interesting. I'm going to add crawling and see what happens!
crawling is definitely a therapeutic activity, I have learnt that in training for work.

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BeHea1thy

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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2019, 11:50:43 AM »
Your crawling exercise therapy intrigued me so much, I haven't stopped thinking about it!    :applause:  Here are two sites which offer exercises that address scoliosis. I'm sure there's more out there. A word of caution: it can be hard on the knees.

https://www.physio-pedia.com/Klapp_exercises

http://www.fyziopedia.org/articles/item/217-exercising-according-to-klapp-method