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Creation Date: 02-07-2005 08:09 AM
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  #26 New 08-13-2007 04:50 PM
It is becoming quite common that I only post an entry in this journal 2-3 times a year now. I swear this last break was not my fault this time. I have taken two years to come to the realization that I MUST return to my Aikido studies. I have mentioned sufferring from back pain on here before, and still trying to overcome to return to Aikido.

Turns out, after getting some x-ray work done, that I have stage 3 (advanced) scoliosis ranging from my lower lumbar to upper thoracic spine. My lumbar spine has a 17 degree curvature (spaning 5-6 vertebrae) and my thoracic spine has a 24 degree compensatory curve (spaning 2-3 vertebrae). I am in pain everyday, but when I excersice, it subsides. Doctors told me that it is ideopathic, and has probably been developing for my whole life as a result of my left leg being 2mm shorter than my right. So, my spine is shaped like an S. How can this happen???? I am only 23 years old!!!! I have played sports for my entire life (baseball, basketball, soccer, etc.), and now my doctor is telling me that I should not even jog or run. Apparently I can only do activities that are non-impact, or it could progress the curves further.

But...........

What if.................

Over the past few months I have concentrated on staying stretched out and doing various strenthening excercises for my spine. What if.....I modify my Aikido training when I return, and remain conscious at all times of things I shouldn't do while there. I.e. keep my break falls to a minimun, no high rolls, and be sure my Sensei is aware of the condition so that he understands I can only do so much.

I love Aikido to the point that it feels like something is missing from my life. I need to release the stress of school and relationships and work, and Aikido was one place I remember helping greatly with that. Also, I have traveled the world, and the people I have met in the Aikido community have by far been the most influential and kind. Everyone is always willing to help eachother, and you just don't find that everywhere.

If anyone shares the same type of hurtle I am trying to overcome, or one like it, please feel free to comment. Thanks.
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#1 08-28-2007 09:12 AM
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Welcome home, Kohai.
 




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