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
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
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
Scoliosis Awareness Month Graphics

Scoliosis Awareness Month Graphics

Hi all, As June is scoliosis awareness month, I have created some scoliosis awareness month graphics for you to download and share across social media. Feel free to copy them and share on your on blogs and social media pages to help spread scoliosis awareness. <3 Instagram - Scoliosis Awareness Month Graphics Instagram Reels / Stories - Scoliosis Awareness Month Pinterest - Scoliosis Awareness Month Graphic If you’ve enjoyed this post, please follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest and subscribe to my YouTube channel! 🙂...Read More
Scoliosis Symptoms

Scoliosis Symptoms

What are the symptoms of Scoliosis? The thing about scoliosis is, when it first starts to develop, especially in children, often there aren’t any symptoms. It’s often only when the scoliosis starts to progress to a level where intervention is needed, that scoliosis is noticed. This is why early detection is crucial, as the sooner it is spotted, the better the outcome often is for treatment.  Scoliosis affects everyone differently and the symptoms can vary, depending on the type of...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
Life with Scoliosis – Black Friday Sale!

Life with Scoliosis – Black Friday Sale!

Hi everyone, Just a quick post to let you know that I have 10% off my Scoliosis Awareness Store for Black Friday week. I have added loads of new products over the last few months, with the aim of raising awareness of scoliosis and chronic pain. Have a look and if there is anything you like, use code BLACKFRI22 at the checkout. It's the perfect time to order any Christmas goodies! Just so you know, all profits from sales will...Read More
Interview with Hannah at Scoliboxes

Interview with Hannah at Scoliboxes

Hi everyone, In this post I interview Hannah, who runs the non-profit organisation Scoliboxes. I first came across Hannah on Instagram, and I think it's amazing what she does! Hannah sends out boxes full of useful items and treats, to help cheer people up who are undergoing scoliosis surgery. If you are having scoliosis surgery, or if you know of somebody who may be facing scoliosis surgery soon, don't forget to apply for a Scolibox. You can read more about...Read More
Should I Have Scoliosis Surgery?

Should I Have Scoliosis Surgery?

Hi everyone! The most common question I get asked is ‘Should I have scoliosis surgery?” So I wanted to dedicate a blog post and YouTube video around this topic, to give my honest experiences, and hopefully help people who may be in the position of deciding whether to have scoliosis surgery or not. Every case of scoliosis is different and so I can’t really answer that question for other people. However, I can give some of my own reasons as...Read More
My 2022 Challenges: Manchester Marathon and Machu Picchu

My 2022 Challenges: Manchester Marathon and Machu Picchu

Hi all, Sorry that I haven't updated on my blog for a while. I have been very busy instead over on my new YouTube channel! I've been putting many exciting plans together, and I'm aiming to release a video about my life with scoliosis at least once a month. So if you haven't subscribed already, please do subscribe to my channel - it really helps me out - and there is lots of good stuff coming I promise. :) In...Read More
Scoliosis Awareness Month 2021 – Share Your Story: Roddie

Scoliosis Awareness Month 2021 – Share Your Story: Roddie

As June is Scoliosis Awareness Month, I have been sharing your own inspiring scoliosis stories across my blog and Instagram.  If you would like to share your own scoliosis story, please email me or DM me on Instagram. 🙂 My Scoliosis Story: Roddie My name is Roddie. Back in 2016, I was diagnosed with scoliosis. Shortly afterward, co-workers started asking me - why are you walking like that? I asked them what they were talking about, and they replied that one...Read More