Hello, all. Call me Remyr, an online alias of mine.
I'm sixteen years old and female, for any askers.
As for my reason for being here, I have scoliosis in an s-curve. When I was eleven, my school did mandatory screenings and it was caught just before I would have needed surgery to correct the curvature. After a slew of referrals, I had a back brace shortly after my twelfth birthday in the summer, just about a week before school started again. I spent 23 months in that brace, then got out of it two weeks after my fourteenth birthday, on July 2nd. I set the accursed item on fire with sparklers on the Fourth.
However, my doctor did not suggest any exercises to strengthen my back and abdominal muscles. Ever since, they have been sub-par in strength, but that's not too bad. When I carry anything bulky or heavy for any length of time though, my lower back hurts badly. Exactly where my lower, more extreme curve is most apparent, at that.
As my grandpa is a chiropractor, he can help when my back pain bothers me most, but he lives a town away. I am learning Kundalini Reiki to possibly self-treat some, so any word on that would also be welcomed. As school is starting again soon and I know already that I will have several large textbooks to lug around all day, I am certainly... *anticipating* this new year in that respect.
Well... there's the unintentionally long intro I came up with. Enjoy.