Scoliosis Awareness Month
June is Scoliosis Awareness Month. Throughout June Scoliosis associations are uniting people across the world to create positive public awareness of the condition.
Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to abnormally curve sideways, into an “S” or “C” shape. Although many people have not heard of the condition it is surprisingly common, impacting infants, adolescents and adults of all races, classes and both genders.
Scoliosis is not a disease, it just means that in an often otherwise healthy person the spine is curved or twisted. It is not infectious or contagious. It does not develop because of anything a person did or did not do.
Did you know?
Scoliosis is not uncommon. Usain Bolt and Princess Eugenie have scoliosis.
Here at Living Options Devon we’re sharing experiences from Heather and Sue in the team, who both have different stories to tell about their lived experience of Scoliosis, but one thing that unites them is their positive outlook.
Don’t let scoliosis stop you. If there’s something you want to do – go for it. You may have to adapt the way you do it but please don’t give up. Be positiveSue, Central Hub Host at Living Options Devon
Be sure to talk to your employer about reasonable adjustments in the workplace. Talking to your employer can help to make things accessible and more comfortable for you.Heather, Deputy CEO at Living Options Devon
You can find out more on the Scoliosis Association UK website.
Scoliosis Association UK offer support and advice and can signpost to specialist care.