New! Life with Scoliosis Merchandise

New! Life with Scoliosis Merchandise

Hello everyone, I just wanted to write a quick post to let you know that I have launched a brand new range of Scoliosis Awareness products on Teespring and Redbubble. Available products include t-shirts, vests, hoodies, mugs and bags. So please feel free to check out my store :) I will be adding more designs over the coming weeks and months, so please do check back. Also, if you have any ideas for future designs, or any feedback, please let...Read More
Blog Content Survey

Blog Content Survey

Hi everyone, Hope you are doing ok and staying safe. :) I've been using some of my extra time in lockdown to think about the direction of my blog and what's next. I'd really appreciate it if you could spare a few minutes to complete a quick survey, to help me improve my content and blog going forwards. I really want my content to be helpful and interesting to others and for my blog to be the best it can...Read More
Spinal Fusion and Mobility

Spinal Fusion and Mobility

Hi everyone, I get asked a lot about my mobility post spinal fusion, so I thought I would write a post and create a video on this very topic. My spine is fused from T3 - L3, which means most of my spine is fused. I have 3 discs unfused at the bottom of my spine, which does give me some flexibility. How much mobility is lost in general following spinal fusion surgery, will depend on how long the fusion...Read More
My 2023 Goals

My 2023 Goals

Hi everyone and Happy New Year! I hope that you had a fantastic festive period, whatever that looked liked to you. :) As it's the start of another new year, I thought I would do post on my 2023 goals, as I like to use this time of year to reflect on the previous year, and set goals for the year ahead. I set a few goals in 2022, but they were nowhere near as crazy as previous years in...Read More
Top blog posts of 2022

Top blog posts of 2022

Hi everyone, As 2022 draws to a close, I thought I would share my 5 most popular blog posts of the year. Thank you so much to everyone who has read my blog this year, left me a nice comment/message, or watched any of my YouTube videos. It means a lot to me and keeps me going! There is more to come in 2023 so please stick around. :) 1. Scoliosis and body confidence It seems that scoliosis and body...Read More
7 Tips to Survive Christmas with Back Pain

7 Tips to Survive Christmas with Back Pain

Over the years, I've found a few ways to cope with Christmas back pain, and so I thought I'd provide some tips to survive the festive period. Now, I love Christmas, but I find that festive activities - such as Christmas shopping, decorating the Christmas tree and wrapping presents - can really aggravate my back and cause pain. Factor in the cold weather and holiday stress, and my back seems to hurt more during this time of year, which can...Read More
Scoliosis Christmas Products – New Collection

Scoliosis Christmas Products – New Collection

Hi everyone, Just a quick post to let you know that I have launched a brand new collection of scoliosis awareness products especially for Christmas. These items will make perfect gifts for those with scoliosis or chronic pain this festive season! As a reminder, there is currently 10% off all of my scoliosis awareness products until Christmas Day. You can shop the new collection here - Scoliosis Christmas Collection. All profits will be donated to Scoliosis Association UK as part...Read More
10 Christmas Gift Ideas for those with scoliosis

10 Christmas Gift Ideas for those with scoliosis

As the festive season is upon us and it's nearly Christmas again (not sure where this year is going!), I thought I would share some of my favourite gift ideas for those with scoliosis. These are things that either I find helpful (to manage pain or feel more comfortable) or that I've seen and found inspiring. Please feel free to add your own ideas into the comments below. :) You may also find my post useful on 5 must have...Read More
Scoliosis Awareness Hoodies: Top 5 best-sellers!

Scoliosis Awareness Hoodies: Top 5 best-sellers!

Hi everyone, As Christmas is fast approaching, why not treat yourself, a friend or family member, to one of my scoliosis hoodies? I am offering 10% off until Christmas ☃️🎄🤶 when you enter code XMASTREAT at the checkout (valid until Xmas day). The perfect Christmas gift for someone with scoliosis or chronic pain, there's a wide range of wonderful awareness products from hoodies and t-shirts, to mugs, notebooks and stickers.  All profits from sales will be donated to Scoliosis Association...Read More
Thank you – almost £300 raised for Scoliosis Association UK!

Thank you – almost £300 raised for Scoliosis Association UK!

I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to anyone who has purchased any scoliosis awareness products from my scoliosis awareness Spring store. The profits raised so far have nearly reached £300, which is amazing!! 😍😍😍 I have now added the amount to my charity fundraising page on Just Giving, and it will make a big difference to my fundraising target for my trek to Machu Picchu for the Scoliosis Association UK. If anyone would like to sponsor me...Read More
My 5 MUST-HAVE items for living with scoliosis and spinal fusion

My 5 MUST-HAVE items for living with scoliosis and spinal fusion

Disclosure - This post contains affiliate links. Hi everyone, In this post, I wanted to talk about some of the items I use/have used over the years that have made living with scoliosis and a spinal fusion that bit easier. I will link to the items I use below in case they are useful to anyone. Now, I can pretty much do anything I want to, however not being able to bend my back does limit me somewhat, and I struggle...Read More
Machu Picchu charity trek for scoliosis

Machu Picchu charity trek for scoliosis

In March 2023, I take on my biggest challenge yet - a trek to Machu Picchu, Peru, to raise money for the Scoliosis Association UK. Read more to find out about my challenge, why I'm doing it and how I'm feeling. My Machu Picchu challenge - Fundraising for scoliosis Back in 2020, when I was 10 years post scoliosis surgery, I wanted to mark the occasion by raising awareness and money for the Scoliosis Association UK, an amazing charity that...Read More
The truth of accepting and living with scoliosis: Cailey’s Story

The truth of accepting and living with scoliosis: Cailey’s Story

Hi everyone, In this guest post, Cailey Tarriane shares her scoliosis story and experiences. Feel free to share your own thoughts, comments and experiences with scoliosis below! If you'd like to share your own scoliosis story, please contact me. Believe it or not, scoliosis was manageable for me on some days. I wore a brace to school, skipping PE. Woo-Hoo! But it made me feel like a freak. I found a way to turn my condition into something funny, for...Read More
5 Random side-effects of my scoliosis

5 Random side-effects of my scoliosis

Hi everyone! So... I have already done a post all about common scoliosis symptoms, but I wanted to write about some of the more random side effects of scoliosis that I have experienced. These are things that people may not necessarily realise are caused by scoliosis but as I always say, scoliosis affects the entire body and depending on where the curve is and how severe, it can cause various side effects.  As always, these are my experiences and they...Read More
Scoliosis Pain Vlog – 12 years post scoliosis surgery

Scoliosis Pain Vlog – 12 years post scoliosis surgery

Hi everyone, This week I am 12 YEARS post my scoliosis surgery - which I just can't believe. I decided to make a scoliosis pain vlog over on YouTube, to show what my back pain is like now, 12 years post my surgery. I actually found it really interesting and what I discovered was, that whilst I actually get pain most days, it's usually bearable and luckily low enough not to stop me from doing things. Most of the time...Read More
8 Common Scoliosis Myths

8 Common Scoliosis Myths

Hi everyone, The truth is, there is a lot of rubbish posted about scoliosis online and it can sometimes be difficult to separate fact from fiction. In this post I've shared the 8 most common scoliosis myths, some of which I believed when I was first diagnosed. Myth 1: Scoliosis is caused by carrying a heavy backpack The most common type of scoliosis is Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis which there is no known cause for. It is not fully understood why...Read More
Scoliosis Awareness Month Competition 2022

Scoliosis Awareness Month Competition 2022

****COMPETITION NOW CLOSED**** Hi everyone, This scoliosis awareness month, I'm running a competition over on my Instagram, from 1st June - 31st June 2022 to raise awareness of scoliosis. To enter, all you have to do is... Post a photo/video of your back, scoliosis scar, or x-ray to Instagram Use the hashtag #shareyourspineTag me @lifewithscoliosisblog Bonus entries will be given for every share and tag in the comments of the original post. That's it! I'll share your entries and at...Read More