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Does a back muscle imbalance cause scoliosis?

Does a back muscle imbalance cause scoliosis?

Sometimes: There are many reasons for scoliosis. It is unknown whether muscle imbalance is part of the reason for scoliosis with most adolescents. Muscle imbalance can however cause scoliosis in cases involving cerebral palsy, myelomeningocele, tumors, etc. Scoliois can also be due to arthritis and idiopathic (meaning we are unsure of the exact cause). ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Will a back muscle imbalance cause scoliosis?

Will a back muscle imbalance cause scoliosis?

Possibly: Muscle imbalances can indeed cause scoliosis, but more likely to occur in the setting of a neuromuscular disease (muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, quadriplegia or paraplegia from spinal cord injury, stroke in a young person, multiple sclerosis with paralysis, etc). Existing scoliosis can worsen with certain postures & muscle imbalances. It should be monitored for worsening. ...Read more

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Does muscle imbalance + turned rib cage mean scoliosis?

Does muscle imbalance + turned rib cage mean scoliosis?

Potentially: Possibly, scoliosis sually begins with a rotation of the vertebrae. This causes a rib hump, otherwise known as an asymmetric trunk rotation. There are also patients with neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy that have muscular imbalance and can have scoliosis. Please consider being checked, a simple xray will definitively answer the question of whether or not you have scoliosis. ...Read more

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I have chronic PTT pain after an ankle sprain. I also get recurrent lower back pain (LBP) caused by a ligament strain and muscle imbalance. Can a chiropractor treat the LBP?

I have chronic PTT pain after an ankle sprain. I also get recurrent lower back pain (LBP) caused by a ligament strain and muscle imbalance. Can a chiropractor treat the LBP?

Chiropractic Therapy: Yes, the lbp can be helped by chiropractic care. Conservative therapy is always best, but with your cervical disc pathology, i would assume that you have lumbar disc pathology as well. It would be good to have an initial evaluation by a physician and if appropriate, then a referral to a chiropractor would be in order. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I do for a muscle imbalance in the back of shoulders?

What should I do for a muscle imbalance in the back of shoulders?

Physical therapy: The first step is to treat the underlying cause. See your physician first. The usual best treatment for this condition (scapular dyskinesis) would be physical therapy to help strengthen the shoulder stabilizers, restore posture, and prevent injury. You may also want to consider using an over the counter posture support during the day. ...Read more

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What can cause neck muscle imbalance?

What can cause neck muscle imbalance?

Common: Neck muscle imbalance is quite common and often seen in people who spent most of their days sitting. Typically the posterior muscles become stretched and weak and the muscles in front (anterior) become short and tight. Rebalancing them is worthwhile. This can be done with a physical therapist and by doing exercises at home. I like yoga for this type of work as well. ...Read more

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Will a muscle imbalance cause sciatica?

Will a muscle imbalance cause sciatica?

Sciatica type pain: Sciatica is the inflammation of the sciatic nerve. It is usually caused by compression, inside the spine, of one of the nerve roots that form the nerve ( l4, l5, s1). This compression may be due herniated discs, spinal stenosis, etc. Muscle imbalance should not irritate the nerve, but may aggravate the above conditions that do and make symptoms worse. Also tight thigh muscles may mimic sciatica. ...Read more

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If muscle imbalance is develop that my hip is higher on right and twisted back on that side; what muscle do I need to strengthen and which to stretch?

If muscle imbalance is develop that my hip is higher on right and twisted back on that side; what muscle do I need to strengthen and which to stretch?

Be seen: Short of you having some type of severe neurological condition, it is pretty unlikely that a asymmetry of your trunk or pelvis would be related to a "muscular imbalance". More common culprits would be a leg length discrepancy or scoliosis of your spine. Consider being seen and fully evaluated. ...Read more

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Can antipsychotics like haldol (haloperidol) cause muscle imbalance? Feel like my brain can't recruit the same muscles as before

Can antipsychotics like haldol (haloperidol) cause muscle imbalance? Feel like my brain can't recruit the same muscles as before

yes : Yes. A common side effect that potentially occurs with the use of held all enrolled changes in muscle activity. If this is present, talk with your doctor to discuss lowering the dose, changing medication or adding a side effect medication to address this if the Haldol (haloperidol) is otherwise effective for you. ...Read more

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