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09 Jan 2006

Curvature of spine - physio, pregnancy
At 17 I was diagnosed with slight curvature of the spine. I am now 25 and have since the beginning been suffering from bad backache that leads into my shoulder neck and leg. It is terrible sometimes and have to resort to pain killers, which I can imagine is not good for me. My husband and I would like to have a baby next year but I am afraid that I will suffer severely from back pain during pregnancy.Will my back be able to withstand it, more importantly will the pain be too much. If it is of any help, I am of slight build.Will physiotherapy help and how do I go about it?I would like to start soon.Also, can you recommend a good physiotherapist in Johannesburg?
Much appreciated
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physiotherapist

01 Jan 0001

Hi Ann

My suggestion would be to get yourself off to a Pilates studio, perhaps start with individual sessions and then onto classes - get your body in alignment and working and your future pregnancy will not be a problem.

Douglas
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