View Full Version : 66 years old tomorrow....62 degree thoracic 48 degree lumbar 3/4 " short leg

12-12-2012, 01:30 PM
I have read many of the posts and I can relate to most of them. I discovered my scoliosis at around 14 years old. At the time, they had no solutions. When I tried to enlist at 18, I was rejected due to the scoliosis; otherwise I was Ok until I hit 60. The joints started to fail. Left hip arthritis and general soreness after golf. I was a pretty good player until scoliosis and age caught up with me. Although I still play, I limit it to about 9 holes. I decided about 3 years ago to do something about the daily discomfort. I had x-rays taken of my curves and legs. (see title of this thread for results) I bought a 1/2 " lift orthotic and wear it always. I do daily programs made up of Yoga, stretches and Tai Chi. I am fairly confident I have changed my curves but I have not been re-measured. I still have daily discomfort, but now it is because I am using muscles that have been dormant for many years. My posture is much better and I am stronger. (I also hit the golf ball farther)

Here are two videos I found that I do daily.

The yoga program I use is too large to post.
If someone wants to contact me directly, my email is rkochis65@gmail.com
I have some other worthwhile reading material also.

12-12-2012, 02:54 PM
Welcome! I am 66....happy birthday! You sound like quite a determined and active woman. Aren't you considering doing something about your curves? I imagine that you have read about or have met Sally. The video of her postoperative golf swing is inspiring!

I have not had scoliosis for too long, but have not had surgery, but feel that the degeneration and gravity heave caught up with me. We'll see.

Again, welcome. There is a great group of us older women on the forum, all of whom are busy and active. I am in Fiji right now doing medical work inspite of moderate pain....sometimes difficult but to give up is not an option.

Hope that your birthday celebration is wild and crazy, Susan

12-12-2012, 03:00 PM
Sorry for the confusion. I am 100 % male.

12-19-2012, 01:29 PM
Sorry for the confusion. I am 100 % male.

Sorry about the assumption. Glad to have you on the forum.
Susan....check out "golf nut" and her swing. Golf is still a possibility after surgery.