Natalie Roser shares confronting X-ray revealing the ‘bits and pieces’ holding her spine straight after undergoing scoliosis surgery
Natalie Roser recently underwent surgery to correct the curvature of her spine caused by scoliosis.
And on Monday, the model shared confronting X-ray photos to Instagram following her surgery.
The images reveal the metal rods and screws which have been attached to the 31-yea-old’s spine.
Candid post: Natalie Roser (pictured) shared a confronting X-ray of her spine after undergoing surgery to correct the curvature of her spine caused by scoliosis
Natalie also shared a photo of herself holding the X-ray image and smiling for the camera.
‘All dressed up for my x-ray reveal. I had my first look at my new bits & pieces holding my spine straight today! It feels a bit surreal knowing that those screws are in my spine, but wow it’s made a huge difference,’ she wrote.
‘I’m having my post-surgery follow up appointment in two days so I can’t wait to hear what my surgeon has to say about these.’
Confronting: The images reveal the metal rods and screws which have been attached to the 31-yea-old’s spine
Natalie recently revealed that behind her picture-perfect Instagram feed, she has been fighting a secret health battle with scoliosis, a condition that causes the spine to bend sideways.
The Newcastle-born beauty prepared to undergo surgery to correct the curvature in May, which develops in roughly one in every 15 Australian girls during puberty from age nine to 14.
In a previous video on her Instagram Stories, Natalie said she was both ‘excited and terrified all at the same time’ about the operation.
Health: Natalie recently revealed that behind her picture-perfect Instagram feed, she has been fighting a secret health battle with scoliosis, a condition that causes the spine to bend sideways
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that typically develops during the growth spurt stage just before puberty.
While the condition, which is estimated to affect about three percent of teenagers worldwide, can be caused by disorders such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is unknown.
Most cases are mild and resolve naturally, but some spine deformities worsen as children grow.
Standing taller: The beauty prepared to undergo surgery to correct the curvature in May, which develops in roughly one in every 15 Australian girls during puberty from age nine to 14
What is scoliosis?
– According to Healthline.com, it is the ‘abnormal curvature of the spine’
– Signs or symptoms of the condition, which has various forms, include back pain, uneven hips, different shoulder blade levels
– Treatments include bracing or surgery depending on age or state of the condition
– Princess Eugenie was diagnosed with scoliosis as a child and at age 12 had surgery on her back
– She proudly showed off her surgery scar at her wedding in October 2018
The most severe curvatures can dramatically reduce the amount of space within the chest cavity, making it difficult to breathe.
One of the most famous names who has suffered from scoliosis aside from Natalie Roser is Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie, who was diagnosed with the condition at the age of 11.
The daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson underwent corrective surgery one year later and used the resulting scar as inspiration for the design of her wedding dress.
Also affected: Princess Eugenie’s Peter Pilotto wedding gown (pictured) featured a low back, designed to reveal the scar on her back from her childhood spinal surgery to address her scoliosis