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Hi, my name is Lulusmama! Clothing comfortability suggestions

Lulusmama
Lulusmama Community member Posts: 2 Listener
I I was diagnosed with adult moderate degenerative scoliosis and spondylitis  ,  in the last two months I have been experiencing acute / chronic pain and sciatica .  It seems that the curve has worsened and my main problem is with waistbands which are now wanting to sit on my lower rib cage .  Does anyone have any suggestions, which could help me continue to wear my jeans etc comfortably   I think maybe elasticated waists are the way forward , 
Thank you 

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  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,316 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Lulusmama

    Welcome to the community! :) I'm so sorry the pain has been so bad for you, do you feel you have good medical support for that? 

    I have a stoma and also struggled with finding comfortable clothing. I would say the most comfortable things for me to wear are jogger style bottoms, Next do some really nice patterned ones and tights with high waisted skirts (that are also elasticated). It may sound strange but have you thought about maternity jeans? I wore them after my surgery as they were a lot more comfortable.
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  • Lulusmama
    Lulusmama Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you very much Hannah , I shall definitely have a look at Next joggers , and maternity jeans are a very good idea !  I’ve found skirts tricky because my hips are not level so they don’t hang properly , but dresses with tights are fine .
    i really appreciate your help ! 
     
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Scope Member Posts: 9,775 Disability Gamechanger
    I had a curve to the spine and I found baggy clothes the best. However if you are going into surgery soon I would suggest loose fitting clothes and nightdresses as PJs. I had metal rods then metal plates and a metal cage to hold them together a few years a go through key hole surgery and now I'm discharged from clinic pain free. 
  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,636 Pioneering
    I can't see why you can't use womens braces or at least try, see how they fair.
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Scope Member Posts: 9,775 Disability Gamechanger
    It's not recommended as they don't work and they give you more pain in the first place 

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