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Sep 2, 2018 · Scoliosis - Introduce yourself and meet others in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi, I am Polly. I am 55 and have been dealing with scoliosis for the past 6 years, although my doc feels I have probably had it since I was a child. I have a severe S curve in the lumbar spine along with a twist at the L3-4 junction. In addition, I have arthritis throughout, disc degeneration and bulging discs at all lumbar levels. Previous to my career as a teacher, I worked as an active electrician in construction for many years. I have thus far avoided surgery by doing PT and staying as active as possible. I have done back injections but they help very little and my doctor is starting to push me to consider surgery since my pain levels have begun to increase. My biggest issue is I work FT and am a caregiver to my husband who has stage 4 cancer. It is really not a viable option for me at this time to have the time to take off for a long recovery. I have done a little research that perhaps yoga would help. I thought perhaps if someone knows a good video on yoga that would be safe for me to do without damaging my back further and would allow me to do it at home. I work about 50-60 hours/week and need to be home with my husband the rest of the time. Any thoughts?