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Scoliosis


#1

So guys, have been out of the gym for about 9 months due to a strange muscle strain in my thoracic spine, which I have found out today to be caused by thoracic scoliosis and he also discovered issues with my sacroiliac joint, causing uneven load bearing.

Pretty sad stuff, as I thought I was doing things by the book by doing SL 5x5, having my form reviewed on forums, and eating what I believed to be an effective diet but undiagnosed pre-existing conditions can really catch you off guard. Especially if you falsely disregard your unhealthy past like I did. I am going to be attending multiple physio sessions (not sure how much my family can afford), so the internet inevitably is my #1 source of info.

Has anybody else dealt with this in the past? It is semi-common, so I guess a couple of guys on here may have experienced it before. I am hoping that my adolescence will aid me in being able to reform my spine to its correct shape. Happy lifting everyone, and I hope there are some wise people on here with knowledge in this.


#2

[quote]Massthetics wrote:
So guys, have been out of the gym for about 9 months due to a strange muscle strain in my thoracic spine, which I have found out today to be caused by thoracic scoliosis and he also discovered issues with my sacroiliac joint, causing uneven load bearing.

Pretty sad stuff, as I thought I was doing things by the book by doing SL 5x5, having my form reviewed on forums, and eating what I believed to be an effective diet but undiagnosed pre-existing conditions can really catch you off guard. Especially if you falsely disregard your unhealthy past like I did. I am going to be attending multiple physio sessions (not sure how much my family can afford), so the internet inevitably is my #1 source of info.

Has anybody else dealt with this in the past? It is semi-common, so I guess a couple of guys on here may have experienced it before. I am hoping that my adolescence will aid me in being able to reform my spine to its correct shape. Happy lifting everyone, and I hope there are some wise people on here with knowledge in this.[/quote]

If you’re older than 16, Not much is gonna change in terms of bone structure, outside of having a surgery to correct the issue. However, scoliosis is generally not a debilitating disorder and if they didn’t catch it when you were younger, it sounds like it’s not that bad. Which means, if you keep an eye on it and keep yourself safe, your muscles loose and strong, you shouldn’t have any problems.