After complaining to my husband about my stiffness he talked me in to seeing a chiropractor since we have amazing insurance, I made an appointment. The chiropractor I went to see took x-rays of my back and discussed how he was going to fix me up. When the film comes back we both look at it and he mentions my neck is doing a reverse curve and he comments that it is unusual. He makes it to just around my shoulder area, and there it is an obvious curve. He looks at me and asks "did you know you have scoliosis?" Well no I sure did not. He was surprised that I'm going to be 30 in May and had no idea I had scoliosis. He was positive though that he can help me reduce the pain and improve my overall back. We continue looking at film and come to my lower back, again he looks at me and says "well, looks like you have spina bifida too." He said I have a very mild form and it shouldn't give me too much of an issue.
At first after my appointment I'm thinking okay well now we know what is wrong with my back, this is great I know what to do now. Then as I'm reading and getting acquainted with my diagnosis I realize I can't cure it without surgery and that may not help with my pain. I am going to have to work to keep my back healthy and keep it from getting worse. Now every time I sit at my desk I'm reminded that I have this curve and it won't go away and it wants to make my life difficult. So what's a maker to do? Well, makers gonna make...and take yoga once a week, and pray for strength.
My curve isn't so bad, but it is definitely uncomfortable.