We are always impressed with our clients who are recovering from injury. In Caris’s case, she has dealt with back pain for almost half her life before Dancers Shape. We are thrilled to share her story of recovery! If you’re wondering if these workouts can help you, contact us & we’ll be happy to talk with you about working through your injuries.
What Caris had to say:
“As a pre-teen, I developed adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. This condition tends to progress as you grow through your teenage years. By the time I was 13, my case became severe enough to justify spinal fusion surgery to prevent my spine from becoming more crooked as I grew. The doctor did a great job of correcting the curves in my spine, but I was left with 13 of my vertebrae fused together and titanium rods holding them in place. This means I have very little spinal flexibility for bending and twisting. I am also at risk for spinal problems in the vertebrae that were not fused, as they have to do a lot for me each day!
I have had back pain off and on since recovering from the surgery, now well over half my life ago. Fortunately for me, I was an athlete through high school and college and didn’t suffer too much until I started working full-time at a desk job, when my back pain became more pronounced over the first few years I worked. I knew it was time to find a better routine to help with pain and prevent back problems in the future.