Success Stories

Life with scoliosis has its ups and downs like any other, but these ScoliNATION Warriors have found ways to live their best lives with scoliosis!

Scoliosis is so much more than just the curve

Scoliosis is so much more than just the curve

When I was a teenager a PE teacher (who was a friend of the family) noticed that one of my shoulders was lower than the other.  She had me bend over and inspected my spine and it was obviously curved.  Way back then, nothing was really done and my parents did not take me to a doctor as I was not in pain.  I lived...

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Never Stop Learning About Scoliosis!

Never Stop Learning About Scoliosis!

When I was messaged by Dr. Clayton Stitzel and asked if I would be interested in sharing my scoliosis story for a new online magazine about everything scoliosis, I immediately said “Yes”.  My intent is to share the things I have learned about scoliosis, way too late in my life.  I hope this will inform others that there ARE measures that can be taken to...

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Never, Never, Never Give Up!

Never, Never, Never Give Up!

My Success Story starts with frustration and ends with me finding a Life Long Program to manage my scoliosis that I can follow to keep my active lifestyle!!In 2008 I tore my left ACL falling off my bicycle and had it surgically repaired. I went through a rigorous rehabilitation program to get proper function of my knee back. I had had regular check ups my...

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#ThrivingWithScoliosis!

#ThrivingWithScoliosis!

While I’ve spent most of my life trying to ignore this crooked spine of mine and trying to “fit in” or “be normal”, at 53 years old I care less about what others think of me and more about who I might be able to help. So I’m sharing my story with the hope it will resonate with other scoliosis warriors (and possibly their parents)...

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Through it all, I have lived a totally normal life.

Through it all, I have lived a totally normal life.

 I grew up in the small town of Ada, Oklahoma. Our town is known for 2 things. #1. It’s the hometown of Blake Shelton, we went to high school together. #2. Ada High School has the most State Championship’s in football than any other high school.  Go Cougars!  But my scoliosis journey began before high school.  It started in the 6th grade at Ada Middle...

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Power lifting After Spinal Fusion!

Power lifting After Spinal Fusion!

My name is Hayden Shock, I am 30 years old. I was born with Goldenhar Syndrome also known as OAV- Ocular Auricular Vertebral. This disorder of mine is in the VA Registry as a result of my father's time in the military during Desert Storm; hence I am identified as a Desert Storm Baby.  I have two of the three OAV disorders-I was born with scoliosis(vertebral) , and I am...

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The ScoliSMART Activity Suit Gave Me My Life Back!

The ScoliSMART Activity Suit Gave Me My Life Back!

My name is Hoda Gawish Warden, I am 68 years young and never knew i had scoliosis till my early 60's. I work as a server and you can imagine the back pain after my shift. I remember I had a bulge on my back o the right side and sometimes I couldn't breathe when it pushed against my lung. In August 2017 I went...

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It's not too late and YOU are not too old!

It's not too late and YOU are not too old!

When I was about 15 years old, my mother noticed that my back wasn’t straight. So it was off to the doctor! At that time, they didn’t know what caused scoliosis but they assumed it was due to the high fever I had. Now we know differently – scoliosis is caused by genetic variants that affect neurotransmitters in the brain. I had two choices back...

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Scoliosis does not define me!

Scoliosis does not define me!

What can I say about scoliosis. It’s a part of me but does not define me !! I am 64 years old and am very active. My motto is to keep moving everyday no matter what !!!! I walk daily, hike on the weekends and workout w kettlebells 3 times a week. I practice intermittent fasting twice a week and try to eat as healthy...

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Scoliosis Success From Norway!

Scoliosis Success From Norway!

My scoliosis story. My name is Marit Østbye, 67 years old and I live in Norway. When I was 4 my parents saw that something changed with my back + I often had headaches. Our family doctor sent me to a children's doctor and he found out I had scoliosis so he sent me to a hospital in Oslo that was the only hospital treating...

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