Amy is one of our clients, who exhibited symptoms of Scoliosis. Find out all about her journey with us and what we did to help her.
Amy’s Story – her journey to optimum health!
Amy is 26 and has an accountancy job in the city.
She loves dressing up and going out with her friends on the weekend. Amy has something on her mind.. over the years she has found that clothes often don’t fit straight and can appear wonky. Sometimes she’ll notice photos where she looks slightly lop-sided. Over the past year or two, she has noticed a slight pain and stiffness in her mid-to-lower back, particularly when she’s been sitting for long periods during meetings.
She found this frustrating as she spends so much of her time at her desk 5 days a week for work, and she’s still so young to be feeling like this! She’s had a few massages here and there but the problem keeps recurring.
A friend of hers mentioned that they had seen a Chiropractor to check their alignment, and that they generally felt more comfortable and mobile since attending. Amy thought she should give it a try!
Her first consultation with us
On her first visit to Spinal Care Clinics, Amy walked in, feeling slightly anxious in the knowledge that something wasn’t right and was to be investigated, but without knowing a lot about what Chiropractors actually do.
She was greeted by friendly reception staff, who gave her forms to fill out on her personal information, health and current symptoms. She was then greeted by the Chiropractor, and guided to an examination room.
A thorough history, examination and X-rays were taken on this visit. The consultation ended with the Chiropractor giving reassurance that all information was to be put together and the findings, and possible treatment, would be given on the next visit.
The report on what we found
A few days later, Amy again arrives at the clinic, this time feeling slightly nervous for her report of findings.
Her Chiropractor kindly provides comfort for Amy in that her case is a manageable one. They demonstrate the issues using a spinal model in a clear and understandable way.
The X-rays are presented to Amy and reveal curve in the spine measuring approximately 21 degrees.
“This imbalance, alongside tension and pain reproduced with functional tests in the examination, explains why you’ve been experiencing these problems”.
Our tailored treatment plan
Amy was relieved to hear that in these cases, a combination of Chiropractic, massage and rehab protocol will ease tension and discomfort, and give a great chance of recovery. It was highlighted that this would not necessarily make her spine perfectly straight, but may improve balance through the body and possibly improve the curve. Amy decided to begin treatment there and then, starting with some specific, gentle and quick adjustments to the spine. The Chiropractor warned her that there was a possibility of a normal response of slight discomfort post-adjustment, but she actually felt freer and easier in herself, and particularly happy and confident that she’d finally found a solution to the problem.
The appointments started at a few times per week; allowing the body to adapt to the function it required. Even after the first few weeks, she was feeling the benefit and had compliments from her friends that she seemed to be standing taller – Saturday nights out were also a lot more fun! The appointments gradually spread out over a few months. Initially, Amy noticed she felt easier and wasn’t suffering with the pain as frequently while sitting at work.
Take a look at this progress report to really see the difference we have made to this client:
This progress report was written ONE month after the start of care.
Now well into her maintenance care of monthly check ups for Chiropractic and massage, as well as a good routine of daily movement and exercise, Amy has noticed a vast improvement in how she feels and even how she looks in pictures when she’s all dressed up.
Overwhelmed at the differences, she now has her confidence back!
(All images in this article are generic and only representations of the condition)
If you suspect you, or someone you know might be suffering from scoliosis, even if they are not aware and are not in any pain, it’s always a good idea to get it checked out. You could prevent further damage from occurring and avoid long term problems.