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Old 06-05-2008, 09:17 PM
 
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I ran a half-marathon two months ago - trained long and hard and ran a good race. Unfortunately, a week or so afterwards, I developed a groin pull. I stretched, iced and rested as I knew I should, but over the past two months, I have had trouble with groin pain, thigh pain, hip instability and just a general inability to run like I was two months ago.

I saw an orthopedist recently and learned that I have Lumbar scoliosis - quite obvious to even the untrained eye on XRay. Does anyone have any experience with this? I start PT this week. I really, really, really want to run again! Is that realistic?
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:08 PM
 
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I do half marathons. I walk them( fast) because my knees gave out for running years ago, and i too was told a few years back that I have scoliosis. But in your case, and mine too, I'm assuming the scoliosis had been there for years and you just became aware of it.
I went for PT, it helped a little. I went to a Chiropractor. It helped a little. When i was about to give up entirely, I went for acupuncture. It might not work for you, it does not work for everyone, but boy howdy! it worked for me. Pain subsided almost immediately, and I did another half marathon a couple of months later with almost no pain. My time was awful, but in my case it's partly due to just getting older...And I'm training for another half marathon June 29th. Some people just like to keep punishing themselves.
If you have the opportunity, I'd try a session or two of acupuncture.
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:03 PM
 
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I was diagnosed with scoliosis as an adult as well. They were astonished that I was unaware of something that they saw as so obvious. I had never experienced any previous back pain, but later, during my pregnancy and ever since then, I've had quite a bit of pain. I try to keep myself active, which seems to help, and it's not prevented me from doing anything physical thus far, so let's hope that remains true. G'luck!
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Old 06-07-2008, 10:54 AM
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