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Good Exercises Extreme Scoliosis Lordosis
37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia.Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?
Of the spine seen. From the side in terms of the natural sway of the lower back as well as in the neck. It is in the opposite direction of the roundness or kyphosis of the chest region or thoracic spine with the head balanced over the hips with these curves compensating each other to allow ...Read more
Are there good stomach-toning exercises that I easily can do? I have extreme scoliosis and lordosis.
Yes: There are many, many toning exercises for the abdominal region. All of them require effort to do well, so i don't know that the word "easily" really applies. Your back problems will limit motion. Look for exercises, like pilates for example, that use only a slight range of motion but still manage to provide significant toning. And be careful; if it hurts, ease up a bit. Don't over do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Core strengthening: Core strengthening and stretching exercises can be generally helpful, but they have not been shown to help the size of the scoliosis itself. So e patients with increased lumbar lordosis will have subtle hip flexion contractors and so stretching out the hips is important. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I seem to have like a really curved back. If i also have scoliosis, is it any more or less likely that i will have excessive lordosis?
Where?: In adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, loss of normal thoracic kyphosis is typical. However, in some patients with a kyphoscoliosis, this must be compensated with increased lumbar lordosis. So either may occur in an attempt to balance the head over the center of the hips/pelvis on the frontal and side views. This is the body's normal compensation for spinal deformity. ...Read more
Have it evaluated: There are different types of back braces. Each have their specific indications. Have your back evaluated by a professional and get a prescription for an appropriate brace for your specific condition. Often time they may need to be custom made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several options: If left untreated, scoliosis can lead to progressive disfiguring curve, pain and limited mobility. Some curves remain stable without progresson..Generally, treatment for scoliosis has included observation, bracing and/or surgery.Orthopedist specializing in scoliiosis can give advice. ...Read more
Let me explain: Mattress does not help in correcting those conditions but they may help you in sleeping well. So pick firm mattress. ...Read more
Translation: The spine at the neck usually has a gentile curve forward then back creating a bow like appearance when seen from the side. Lack of cervical lordosis means it has lost this curve. Cervicothoracic is just a term locating what they see as a slight curve (side to side) in the upper back. ...Read more
W/ bone dysplasia(scoliosis, lordosis, hip).Had correctional surgeries in the 80's.3m spine support and custom insole can help w/ joint and back pain?
Possibly: In my opinion, treatments such as a spine support and custom insole fall into the category of "won't hurt to try." there is no way to predict which patients such treatments will help. I would certainly also recommend active treatments including regular activity and exercises as well as range of motion and strengthening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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