U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 06-05-2008, 09:17 PM
3,473 posts, read 7,729,825 times
Reputation: 7173


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?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 06-05-2008, 10:08 PM
9,638 posts, read 26,886,945 times
Reputation: 5380
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-06-2008, 07:03 PM
308 posts, read 1,598,346 times
Reputation: 200
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!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-07-2008, 10:54 AM
11,523 posts, read 14,275,407 times
Reputation: 16799
Get a copy of "Back Sense." This is a well-researched book.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top