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I have scoliosis. Is it safe to do push ups?

I have scoliosis. Is it safe to do push ups?

Yes: Pushups should be safe with scoliosis. There are multiple types and reasons that people develop scoliosis. Push ups should be avoided if the exercise causes any severe increase in back pain or any numbness, tingling, weakness in the extremities. It is often beneficial to develop an exercise program with a physical therapist or personal trainer prior to starting a comprehensive exercise program. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Are push ups ok to do if you have scoliosis?

Yes: Absolutely. The majority of patients with scoliosis can participate in unrestricted activities such as pushups. Thanks for the question. ...Read more

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Can you do sit ups and push ups with scoliosis?

Can you do sit ups and push ups with scoliosis?

Absolutely: Scoliosis usually doesn't change your level of activity. In fact it's probably very good for your back to do core strengthening such a sit ups and pushups. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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I have congenital scoliosis surgery question, any suggestions?

I have congenital scoliosis surgery question, any suggestions?

Yes: Yes you could see an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty for the treatment of scoliosis. Also, if you list your specific question on healthtap, i will try to look for it and answer it if i can. Thank you. ...Read more

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What is congenital scoliosis?

What is congenital scoliosis?

Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones ( vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine. Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues. ...Read more

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What can I do about congenital scoliosis?

Orthopedic follow up: Congenital scoliosis should be followed closely by an orthopedic doc that treats scoliosis. The issue is usually that one side of the spine grows faster than the other due to failure of one or more segments to separate or form. It progresses over time as the child grows. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to correct congenital scoliosis thru minimally invasive method?

This depends how: Severe the scoliosis is. If it is mild, postural and bracing can help correct it slightly. However, if it is advanced, there is not much that can be done with minimally invasive procedures. ...Read more

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Is it true that congenital scoliosis is life threatening?

Not typically: not typically. The two exception to that are if the curve has been allowed to progress to an exceptionally large degree that it effects lung or cardiac function, which is quite rare nowadays. Or two, if the patient has other associated conditions with the scoliosis such as congenital heart or kidney problems which can be seen in a small percentage of cases. ...Read more

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