Model Natalie Roser, 31, talks about the painful health battle she secretly fought behind her perfect Instagram photos
- Natalie Roser, 31, is a swimwear model with an Instagram full of beautiful photos
- But behind the perfect photos, she’s been on a secret health battle
- Natalie has scoliosis, a condition in which the spine bends sideways
- The curvature develops in about one in 15 Australian girls during puberty
Australian bikini model Natalie Roser has an Instagram feed full of glamorous photos of her stunning physique.
But behind her picture-perfect shots, the 31-year-old has been in a secret health battle with scoliosis, a condition that causes the spine to bend sideways.
The Newcastle-born beauty was in hospital on Wednesday preparing for surgery to correct the curvature, which develops in about one in 15 Australian girls during puberty aged nine to fourteen.
In a video posted on her Instagram stories Tuesday night, Natalie said she was both ‘excited and terrified’ about the surgery.
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Bikini model Natalie Roser (pictured) has an Instagram feed full of glamorous photos of her stunning physique, but behind her stunning snaps, she’s been in a secret battle
The 31-year-old suffers from scoliosis, a condition in which the spine bends sideways
From Natalie Neighbors Star boyfriend, Harley Bonner, revealed on Thursday morning that she is ‘in good spirits’ after the seven-hour procedure, which has a recovery time of up to six weeks.
The actor said his girlfriend felt ‘battered and bruised’, but assured fans that the operation went ‘perfectly’.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that typically develops during the growth spurt just before puberty.
Although the condition, which affects an estimated three percent of teens worldwide, can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is unknown.
Natalie (pictured) is said to be ‘in good spirits’ after the seven-hour corrective procedure, which has a recovery time of up to six weeks
The swimwear model shared photos of her hospital bed with her Instagram story
What is Scoliosis?
– According to Healthline.com, it is the ‘abnormal curvature of the spine’
– Signs or symptoms of the condition, which takes different forms, include back pain, uneven hips, different scapula levels
– Treatments include bracing or surgery, depending on the age or condition of the condition
– Princess Eugenie was diagnosed with scoliosis as a child and had surgery on her back at the age of 12
– She proudly showed off her surgical scar at her wedding in October 2018
Most cases are mild and go away naturally, but some spinal deformities get worse as children grow up.
The most severe bends can drastically reduce the amount of space in the chest cavity, making it difficult to breathe.
One of the most famous names to have 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.
Princess Eugenie’s Peter Pilotto wedding dress (pictured) featured a low back, designed to reveal the scar on her back from her childhood spine surgery to address her scoliosis
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s daughter underwent corrective surgery a year later and used the resulting scar as inspiration for the design of her wedding dress.
Eugenie eschewed a veil to expose her upper back in the gorgeous Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos gown she wore to exchange vows with her longtime boyfriend Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018.
The 31-year-old is a patroness of the British Royal National Orthopedic Hospital, where she underwent her life-changing surgery 19 years ago.