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I am very bent over in posture bit like this chap am waiting for 2nd hip replacement but i am told my bent over posture is muscular but i am probably beyond exercise to lengthen the muscles . is there an operation that can help ???tenotomy
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@lotsofpain that looks so painful! I commend you for getting outside and walking around! I can only offer support but know that everyone in this group genuinely cares for one another.
thank you that is not actually me in the picture though its very like i am
@lotsofpain sometimes inactivity can be more harmful for us than injuries.
You mentioned you were told your poor posture was muscular in nature.
I'm wondering if your provider ever mentioned physical therapy for your posture?
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Oh yes have had loads of physical therapy
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Oh you poor thing have you tried getting in the water hydrotherapy, it can loosen the muscles and the warmth of the water soothes the pain
i was in the middle of a course of hydrotherapy when covid 19 sht everything down now they are still not really open
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Hello lotsofpain, I am Sunnyflower. My heart is so heavy reading about your situation. My concern about your bending over so much is that your lung capacity ability to fully expand. Are you in physical therapy of any kind to help prevent a problem w/ your lungs? If not, I think it prudent that you ask your PCP for a referral and try to begin ASAP. I have not read your discussions w/ others so my opinion may be a repeat. Many blessings and prayers for relief, Sunnyflower
Oh my gracious, that is a huge bummer! Are there any alternatives for you during this time until you can get back into the hydrotherapy? If you have not checked that out it would probably be a wise thing to do. Take good care of yourself, Sunny flower
Im waiting for a left hip replacement have already had the right one one replaced the concern is weather that extra mobility that will give me will be enough to lengthen the muscles that are pulling me forward
Oh you dear soul! Another major surgery. How did you fare with your first? Please know that I am upholding you in prayer, Sunnyflower 🙏😊
The initial recovery period was hard the eventual outcome was excellent
Good to hear.
I know COVID-19 has shut a lot down initially in Australia but it’s opening up again now keeps you chin up I know it’s so so hard when your in so much pain but it helped me gteatly
I am glad that it is not her spine so maybe they can do something for the muscles with this second surgery. I only have 30% of my lung capacity from severe scoliosis but there is nothing they can do to stop the spine. I was told basically that I will at some point suffocate to death. My diaphragm is up in my lungs and my spine is also bending left towards my heart. Being deformed either way is bad for the lungs and I am hoping she has a better chance than me.
Dearest sueblue, one of my best friends wears a "suit" for her scoliosis and it actually has helped a little bit. I will ask her more about it and get the info to you.
She uses some alternative medicine. I can't recall if the suit was covered by insurance at all.
Is there no brace you can wear to lift your body so your lungs can expand more? I will also ask her what if any other options she's found in her search.
This might be way off here but my friend who had muscular dystrophy had a rod inserted into her spine to prolong her life. Harrington rod?? It's been so many years since the Lord called her home that I can't remember the name.
I just went back and re-read several messages us in the group sent to you with our suggestions about physical therapy, etc.
I fear that I may have offended you because of course you are doing everything you possibly can and are fully aware of PT! I am so sorry if you felt badly about that.
Take good care dear friend. I will be praying for you for big time relief, comfort for your soul and options to present themselves to help your lungs expand.
Many blessings, Sunnyflower 🙏😊🌹
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