Chiropractic Incident – Indonesia

Hey Humans!

A terrible news went viral in Indonesia, a girl named Allya died in August 2015 (read news here). It was allegedly said caused by a chiropractic malpractice. The chiropractic company and all the franchise was forced to shut down. Although it isn’t the chiropractic I go to, but my chiropractic is currently in jeopardy. One of the franchise of my chiropractic company that I go to just got shut down yesterday.

I have a sudden lost feeling.. Ever since I got treatments at chiropractic, it changed my life. I wouldn’t have understood my own body, I wouldn’t have become the person I am, neither would I be here today writing this post! My chiropractor is a very fun person to talk with, and all the other people who helped out are amazing people. I can’t imagine them forced to quit and find another job. They all have potential in giving a better life to other people.

I know that the news of Allya is very shocking, and scary. I’d have to admit I got afraid of chiropractic for a moment. But the 3 years going on 4 years of my chiropractic treatment helped my life a lot. Not did it just helped my life, but it helped all the people who worked there. I got to hear their stories, and they got to hear a lot of the patients stories. We weren’t just a boundary of patients, we turned to know each other when we pass by.

For now I can only just hope for the best of all Chiropractics in Indonesia. We all would never plan on hurting, it’s sad to have something like this happen. If every clinic had to close down, I’m glad that I got the chance to experience it. And I’m proud that chiropractic even succeeded to open in Indonesia in the first place, because Music Therapy is still so hard to start here. Whatever happens, I will always remember the times I had to come by to the clinic 3 times a week, walking around the halls of the clinic to show my clicking ankles to the doctor, and the time I first saw my wonky scoliosis back.

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

Stay Fit(ness)

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Hey Humans!
I have this thing called scoliosis. For those who don’t know, scoliosis is when a spine is curved to “S” or “C” shape. Sorta like that… There are days where I can have the worse back pains, neck aches, but there are also times where I feel fine. But honestly, it was so rare for me to feel “fine”. I don’t complain though, I’m just used to the pain now. Therefor for me to feel fine, doing regular stretches in the morning helps A LOT! Even my chiropractor was surprised feel no stiffness on my spine.

What I do you may ask? I used to do a little bit of callanetics, so I do a few of those moves and add yoga. The most important thing to me is to stretch out the spine, legs, arms, and neck. Slowly is fine as long as you do it right. Feel the pain, embrace it. Trust me, it feels GREAT afterwards.

My go to yoga that I always do is a video by Psychtruth on youtube. THey have amazing videos, check them out!

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

My Curvy Life

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Hey Humans!

Life is a series of stories in chapters of life. I’m sure everyone has been through something tough in their life. But honestly, we can’t judge who’s life is tougher. As long as you survived, be thankful that it happened. You’ve become a better you. I”m going to share my story..

It was 2010 when it happened. I remember my mom telling me I don’t stand straight, and my dad would say I’m just acting like I’m not. But honestly I didn’t understand what they meant. My mom is a researcher, so browsing google and looking at what my diagnosis might be was easy for her. She then told me to bend forward so that she could analyze my spine. And there it was… We weren’t sure yet, so we booked an appointment with to one of the closest orthopedic we could find.

The nearest orthopedic doctor was at a hospital just around 200 m away from my house.. As usual, we’d just walk to get there. The doctor asked what my problem was, and my mom explained everything. She was making sure the doctor knew clear what’s happening. So then I had to go for an x-ray. I remember being afraid, it was terrifying. The weird noises, lights and the cold table I had to lay on with whatever position the doctor put me into. After everything was clear, the doctor would stay behind a screen and take the shot. It was a wrap, and we went back into his office.

I saw what he held. I saw it wasn’t normal. He held up the film, without measuring anything and blurted out “you have a 20 degree scoliosis”. I didn’t know if that was terrible or not, but I knew my life had changed. He gave me a choice to wear a brace, if I had gotten to 30 degrees I would’ve needed surgery. I got scared by the choices. As me and mom went home, I told her I would never want to wear braces.

That was it for 2 years. I did not use any braces, but I did a lot of callanetics (similar to yoga). My back was fine until I got myself into hard physical activities. In 2012 I had the worst back pain. I would usually keep my pain quite, but this time I couldn’t handle it anymore. I even took a pain killer, which was my first and last time ever using that. So my mom and dad had to do something quick.

Suddenly, I got a text from mom saying that I have a chiropractic appointment. My questions were “what the hell is a chiropractic?”. Chiropractic is not common where I come from. And so I had to take new x-rays after 2 years. And it turned into a 40 degree scoliosis. I cried in the x-ray room just looking at it, it looked painful. And what was stupid is that my first x-ray was actually already a 30 degree scoliosis. I was so disappointed at my first doctor.

Long story short, I never used braces for my back nor did I go for a surgery. My intensive care treatment was tough for my family because we had to drive 50 km to get there, and another 50 km back home. I have the ones I love supporting and taking care of me. And I will be forever grateful for that. So, my go-to quote is from Usain Bolt:

But if I keep my core and back strong, the scoliosis doesn’t really bother me.

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

August Quote

Hey Humans!

My August quote would have to be from one of my inspirations, Usain Bolt. Is it a shocker? Well, there was a day that I found out Usain Bolt has scoliosis. Now that is a shocker! He is known as the fastest runner alive! But he proved that having scoliosis does NOT prevent you from doing anything. Do what you want… But remember, keep your core and back strong 😉

The reason that this speaks to me a lot is because I have scoliosis. And I choose to not have surgery, and I’ve had struggles with pain and many other problems. Scoliosis is not only back pain, but it effects many others. My neck, uneven legs, even jaw problem. I’ve had my ups and downs, but really… The scoliosis will never bring you down if you keep it strong. So, Exercise!

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂