A 18-year-old male asked:
I have 35 degree congenital lumbar scoliosis along with spina bifida occulta in l5 vertebra. is lifting weights and doing push ups a good idea?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
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 recommendation would be to work out, but don't do exercises that are bothersome to your low back. If it hurts, don't do it.
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Neurosurgery 16 years experience
Well...: Exercising and lifting reasonable wights are good in general for everyone, as long as it doesn't bother your back. Would stay away from heavy squatting however. But, a 35 degree lumbar curve is fairly significant. You should be evaluated by a spine deformity surgeon if you haven't been already.
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Last updated Mar 4, 2018
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