Jade Wise from Newborough is only seventeen years old. However, life threw a curve ball at her after she was diagnosed with a spinal condition, which threatened her dreams of becoming a professional pianist. For a period of time, she was distraught at the idea of not being able to play the piano ever again. Thankfully, her surgery to correct the curving of her spine was successful. This gave her fresh hope of turning her love of music into a career.
The Voyager Academy student discovered that she suffered from severe pain in the lower portion of her back whenever she played the piano for a long period of time. “I was really worried by what had happened. I had been playing the piano since I was very young and I had never experienced anything like this before. I had not hurt or damaged my back so I really couldn’t see the reasons for the horrendous pain I felt. Worse of all, I was scared that I may have had to give up the piano, as the pain only really started when I was playing,” said Jade.
After paying a visit to her doctor, Jade was diagnosed with Scoliosis. She was given two alternate, which was either surgery, in which two metal rods would be inserted on either side of the spine or painkillers. “I was devastated by what I had heard in my appointment with my doctor. The pain I had experienced was terrible but I never thought I was going to be told I had a curved spine that had begun to rotate. Only then to find out that the treatment options for me were completely shocking. When I left the doctor’s surgery I was in tears but I was determined to find a different way to treat my condition,” she added.
After Jade returned from her appointment, she went online to find out more about the different forms of treatment. Eventually, she managed to find out about the Scoliosis SOS Clinic based in London, which offers a non-invasive form of physiotherapy treatment. After a consultation appointment with them, she proceed with the treatment. After only the very first week, her pain levels had decreased and her posture had improved. At the same time, she felt that she was more aligned. For more on the story, you can read it here.