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Old 19-09-2012, 07:33 PM
JO MELBOURNE JO MELBOURNE is offline
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Hi, yeah I think this is very common for people with scoliosis!
I used to be able to go to the gym 3-4 times a week and was a competetive swimmer.
Now I can only walk around 2km and then I need to lie down.
I cope now because I'm taking endep as a pain reliever but can still feel the stiffness and aching of my body.

It's hard ! I've put on weight now which is really hard for me to cope with as I have never been very big.
The best exercise I have found is
-walking at a reasonable pace regularly
-clinical pilates (gentle exercises in a controlled environment)
-home exercises to maintain muscle strength

THis does mean that you cant do cardio to burn off energy!! Which I find incredibly frusterating! I would love to be able to go for a run!! But would suffer if i did.

Keep battling on! Thats all we can do. Be positive and do what works for you. Focus on what you can do!
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