It is also true that not all women will see significant improvement. Therefore, it comes down to choice. Hysterectomy removes the hub of pelvic organ support. Not only do vast systemic endocrine changes result from hysterectomy, but equally tremendous skeletal alterations occur when connective tissue surrounding the uterus no longer holds the bony pelvis and spine in proper anatomical alignment. These changes are easily seen in one-third of U.S. women who have been without their uterus for several years.
Due to critical changes at the level of the sacral spine, curvature is lost in the lower back and women become wider across the buttocks. The thoracic spine compensates for loss of lumbar curvature by developing a hump at the base of the neck. This hump causes the head to be held out in front of the body instead of directly above the spine. Given enough time, severe prolapse in the post-hysterectomy woman is a certainty. As difficult as prolapse symptoms can be for the wombed woman, prolapse in the post-hysterectomy woman is usually far more difficult. Your doctor is misinformed. Many women, regardless of age, are finding they can stabilize and reduce the symptoms of prolapse through postural and lifestyle changes.
Distribute your weight evenly between three points on the soles of your feet: below your big toe, below your little toe, and in the center of your heel.
Make sure your ankles are not bending in or out, but are directly over your feet.
Sense that your knees are directly over your ankles and are straight, but not bowed backward.
Relax your lower belly.
The abdominal wall will be pulled up instead of in.
This is a much more graceful and beautiful look than when the stomach is pulled in and the tailbone tucked under.
Lift your chest, while at the same time keeping your shoulders down.
The palms of your hands should face the sides of your thighs.
If they are facing the front of your thighs, rotate one shoulder back and then the other shoulder back so your arms are hanging at your sides.
The shoulders should be kept down and the upper back flat and broad.
In other words, your shoulder blades should not be pinched together.
This will allow your lumbar spine to expand on its own.
Pull up through the back of your neck and crown of your head.
Holding your body in this way may feel uncomfortable at first, but over time it becomes extremely natural and effortless.