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edited 06/11/2012 - 8:34 AM in New Member Introductions
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.


  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am glad you stopped by.. :D be careful with your book bag and take breaks when you can. =D> good luck with the new school year! :D Jenny :)
  • Hi, and again, welcome!
    Although our conditions are different, our ages are similar (I'm a 15 yr old female) and so, I'm also looking for ways to combat heavy books in the lovely upcoming school year. You probably have many ways already, but another which I've been using is to carry a side bag as opposed to a back pack, as if the strap is short enough to be carried just at your side, and you resist carrying in on a shoulder, it can take a lot of stress off of your back... or it did mine anyway :D
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