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I have scoliosis Is it safe to do push ups

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Push ups and other exercises do not affect scoliosis. In general exercise helps people strengthen the muscles and bones, burns calories, relief stress ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Chiropractor: Chiropractor has good protocol to treat scoliosis & explain the prognosis. You must have had xrays- reports or xray will help in evaluation.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nall
14 years experience Sports Medicine
Does it hurt?: Use pain as your guide. If it hurts your back then don't do them.
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A male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: as above
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
yes: Yes, you can do situps and push ups if you have scoliosis. The majority of people with scoliosis can participate in unrestricted activity. Thnak you ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Missing info: The tendency for scoliosis to increase or decrease is somewhat dependent on bone maturity in most patients. Those in a rapid growing period have more ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It is fine: Typically spina bifida occulta is not highly destabilized and more of an incidental finding. The scoliosis should also not be a huge problem. My recom ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Sabb
24 years experience Sports Medicine
Probably not: Hi, more info would be helpful such as severity or degree of scoliosis, how many push ups you are doing, & if you are new to push ups. If the bac ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes you could see an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty for the treatment of scoliosis. Also, if you list your specific question on healthtap, i wil ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones ( vertebra) of the spine t ... Read More
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