A FITNESS fanatic from Bromsgrove has got her life back after being diagnosed with severe back condition.

Lydia Meekings, just 26, had always been fit and active and passionate about cycling, until she started to experience severe pain and struggled to sit on a bike for more than 20 minutes at a time.

After seeing her family GP she was diagnosed with a very severe curve in her spine, a condition known as scoliosis, which left untreated can lead to fatal heart and lung problems.

From the initial diagnosis, Ms Meekings’ life was thrown into turmoil with her having to spend more and more time in hospital.

After trying regular exercise and visiting an osteopath she decided to search for an alternative treatment.

She found Scoliosis SOS, a clinic in London offering a combination of non-surgical treatments and specialist exercise.

Since then she has never looked back.

“I was pretty desperate by the time I decided to try this exercise programme,” she said.

“I knew that I needed to strengthen my muscles but I did not know that I would be able to change my life how I have. I thought that I would have to put up with the pain forever.”

After an initial consultation she was put on a four week course of treatment.

As a result her cosmetic appearance completely changed and her pain vanished.

Ms Meekings added: “I am still in shock at the results I have achieved.

“I look different, I feel different and I have met some of the most supportive, understanding people you could ever meet.

“I cannot wait for the weather to be better so that I can get back to doing some really long cycle rides.”