Small curve VS. Moderate & Severe curve
I just want to address something that has been bothering me. I have been seeing and also hearing people who have a moderate curve (between 25-70 degree curve), and people with severe curve (over 70 degrees) attack and complain about people who have a mild curve (less than 20 degrees). You guys got to get over yourself and stop it. Whether someone has a 8 degree curve or 5 degree, who cares. Why do you feel it necessary to bash them on how they feel about their scoliosis. It’s their scoliosis, their curve, their the ones who feel the pain. And yes, they should feel grateful because their curve is not as bad as yours. But that will not stop them from feeling insecure. And shame on all those who have worse curve than others and their attacking them because their curve is smaller and they don’t feel like they should complain. Everyone has their own voice and opinion for a reason and if they feel like voicing it, they are no way at fault. Don’t be bitter, or jealous, let them be free to express themselves without being judge. You’re probably looking at them wishing that you could have their spine instead of yours. Everyone with scoliosis has dealt with insecurities, you hate the way your hips look, your shoulder, your ribs, you walk funny, when you dance you look weird, you can’t wear the outfits your really like but you have to conform to other things that will not show the scoliosis issue that your dealing with. Some of us deal with the criticism from people who may not know what scoliosis is, and just think that your weird, and why does your body look that way. It also gets annoying when the people who may know about it say, stand up straight, why are u walking like that, stop leaning to one side. If there are these people out there, then why are you guys criticizing your fellow scolio’s, I just don’t get it.
There are people who have a moderate curve like me and I can complain if I feel like. Yeah, my hips might be uneven, my shoulder might slightly be off a bit. There are a lot of people who say they don’t see what I see, and its all in my head, and my scoliosis is not that bad. I know that my scoliosis is not bad because there are so much other people out there that’s worse than me, and maybe why people can’t see it is because I’m DAMN good with masking it. But I have some crazy back pains, RIGHT now I’m having an intense pain on the left side of my back, something is going on with the nerve there because I feel the pain tingling down my left leg and it’s slowly getting numb. Now who’s going to come attack me and say I shouldn’t feel no way about my scoliosis because it’s not THAT BAD!
There are so many people who have scoliosis worse than I do and I am fully grateful that my curve is not as bad as theirs. BUT, that does not make my situation the way how I feel about my body, my curve, and the pain any less important than someone who has a double curve or someone who has one curve but its 10 degrees higher, better than me.
And for those who have smaller curves, don’t make other scolio’s make you feel any less of a person because their curve is so much worse and they had surgery, or they didn’t have surgery because they can’t afford it. WHO CARES, the common denominator here is that we all deal with having scoliosis. Whether the degree of the curve is small, large, or you have a double curve, we should all be there to support each other and not gang up on those whose curve is smaller and they might have less problems than others.
We all want one thing, a straighter spine with no pain.