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Can yoga make scoliosis pain worse or is it good for it?

Can yoga make scoliosis pain worse or is it good for it?

Yoga is helpful: Anyone who has a spinal problem with benefit from exercise, especially exercises that strengthen your core muscles. Yoga is one example of an exercise that builds core strength. It will not correct or alter your scoliosis in any way, but is very helpful for reduction in back pain that may accompany scoliosis. ...Read more

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Which yoga positions are good for people with scoliosis?

Which yoga positions are good for people with scoliosis?

Anything: Exercise will not change scoliosis in adults or growing children. That is a proven medical fact. Core exercises, though, are great for anyone with back pain or a tendency for it. So progress flexibility as you tolerate. Don't force motion, as your curve may block some movements. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Can yoga good for people who have disk degenerative disease and scoliosis?

Can yoga good for people who have disk degenerative disease and scoliosis?

Within reason: Any activity that strengthens the postural muscles and core can help decrease back pain from disk disease and degenerative scoliosis. While it will not change your alignment, it can help you feel more flexible and have less pain. Avoid any extreme positions that increase your pain. ...Read more

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Stop doing yoga because of my scoliosis?

Stop doing yoga because of my scoliosis?

No reason to: Your spine will be less flexible but if you use pain as your guide it is as safe for you as any body it will not straighten your curve but if you like it and have fun there is no medical reason to stop many scoliotics dance and do gymnastics model and lead mormal lives. ...Read more

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If I have mild scoliosis, is it wrong to do yoga?

If I have mild scoliosis, is it wrong to do yoga?

Nope: All exercises are encouraged. No activity has been associated with scoliosis progression. ...Read more

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I've scoliosis,5degree dextroconvex,7degree dextroconvex.will yoga help as exercise or will it worsen it?

No, no: You have a very small curve that almost certainly will not worsen. In fact, having a small curve is so common that scoliosis is defined as having a curve greater than 10 degrees, so you don't actually have scoliosis. 60-80 percent of patients will have back pain, but there is no increase in severity in patients that have a small curve. Yoga can help with pain, but would not change your curve. ...Read more

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Can yoga and Pilates cure scoliosis?

Can yoga and Pilates cure scoliosis?

No: Over hundreds of years, the medical field has tried hundreds of things to cure scoliosis. This has included strengthening exercises, physical therapy, chiropractic care, estim, traction, yoga, pilates, and many other things. Nothing has ever been shown to help. Mild cases don't usually need treatment. Severe cases need surgery. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Is yoga better than Pilates for somebody with scoliosis?

Both are good: Yoga and pilates both employ a lot of core strengthening exercises without high impact or heavy lifting. I recommend them both to my patients frequently. ...Read more

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What is better for somebody with scoliosis- yoga or pilates?

Both: Exercise in general is recommended for back health. Flexibility, core strengthening and cardiovascular endurance are all important . Yoga and pilates are both great ways to keep your back in shape. ...Read more

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Which one is better for support or fix scoliosis problem? Yoga or Pilates?

Which one is better for support or fix scoliosis problem? Yoga or Pilates?

Neither one will fix: Scoliosis is not going to be fixed by exercises or stretching, but it is still a good idea for you to be active. I would suggest that you see a doctor well trained in the management of this condition. If severe some people need surgery. But clearly the more physically active you are and the better the muscle tone, the better it will be for you. ...Read more

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