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A 28-year-old female asked:

Hi, can rib hump caused by scoliosis reduce by doing yoga?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
No: Yoga is wonderful for reaching and maintaining mental and physiological health. Rib humps secondary to scoliosis, however, are fixed and not improved by yoga unfortunately.
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 41 years experience
Unlikely: Yoga can be helpful but your deformity is related to how ribs and spine grew in a spiral when tight fascia restricted vertical growth in childhood. Myofascial release and inversion table may be helpful to reduce pain and perhaps deformity, but for more than a little correction, spine and rib bones will have to change shape. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com.

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