I am in my thirties and have scoliosis (s-curve) which is quite severe. My spine is fused T5 to L1, and above the fusion I still have a 35 degree curve, as well as a lesser curve in the lumbar area.
I'm wondering if the 8 step program is applicable to my situation, and if all of the steps would be safe/advisable.
I have tried Alexander Technique, osteopathy, massage and physiotherapy in the past, and they have all been helpful.
I have had chronic pain in the thoracic spine and/or the lumbar spine for the past 6 years, and I am currently unable to walk very far without pain or sit for more than 10-20 minutes. I am already practicing hip-hinging, but have not tried any of the other 8 steps, as I'm not sure if they're safe for someone who is immobile from T5 - L1.
Have you worked with anyone with scoliosis and/or such a long fusion, and was it helpful? And are there certain steps that you would recommend in particular, or certain steps to avoid?
Thanks very much,