I have had some worsened back and neck pain and stiffness this past year. I got a new, sassy PCP, and she got me in with a physical therapist. I had an assessment this morning. Oh my goodness! What an eye opener!
I already knew that I had mild scoliosis, but he told me that I also have mild kyphosis. I’m a hunchback?? He said it was only mild but it would be giving me back pain when I lay flat. I had thought that was from having a big butt. I didn’t say that. I embarrass myself enough without making it worse.
He also said that I was hyper flexible, which was contributing to my problems. So I have been settling into postures that aren’t helpful or natural because I can. He said some of all of this could be from the ataxia-just from having learned ways to hold myself and move over the years.
So I have six weeks with him of relearning how to stay stable doing regular movements, regular sitting, laying and standing, and then if we get there he’ll help me get back to my walk/jog regimen again.
I’m excited! It’s been a long time since a health professional took the time to give me such a thorough evaluation and even longer since anyone had the gumption to help me improve anything.