I was interested in the recent blog post on Scoliosis. I am 67 years old, have scoliosis (not diagnosed until after I was 40), osteopenia, arthritis, and recently had a total hip replacement of my right hip. I am recovering well but still have low and mid-back pain, which worsens in the afternoon and evening. I have read the book Eight Steps to a Healthy Back and attempted to work through the exercises on my own. I can see that I need to improve my posture, and believe that the changes outlined in the book would help my pain tremendously, but when I get to the inner corset lesson, I get stuck. I have the following questions:
- I would like to take a foundations course. How long after my surgery should I wait in order to benefit most from the class?
- My most debilitating pain is in the mid-back. Are there specific adjustments or supplemental exercises I should make to the program in the book?