My struggle with back pain
At age 13, I was diagnosed with scoliosis. I remember the school nurse saying that she wanted to see my mother to recommend I wear a back brace to correct the sideways curvature of my spine. I never told my mother because at 13, I couldn’t think of anything more embarrassing than wearing a back brace.
The school later contacted my mother and explained the severity of my scoliosis, but we never did anything to help correct it. Throughout my teens, I experienced a lot of back pain and simple tasks like standing or sitting in one position for too long were particularly painful.
Thankfully at the age of 17, I started to train and later became a trainer. I learnt how to strengthen my back and core, which lead to better posture and almost eradicated my pain.