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Is working out back muscles good for scoliosis?

Is working out back muscles good for scoliosis?

Hard to know: Probably won't help with progression in adolescence, but could potentially help decrease episodes of back pain as an adult. ...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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Can mild scoliosis be reversed by workout out core and back muscles and by stretching?

Can mild scoliosis be reversed by workout out core and back muscles and by stretching?

No only bracing-: -can influence a curve and does so only in growing adolescents. By mild, it's better 2 describe it in the numerical degrees of the curve. It also depends on how it was Dx'd.standing ap images R needed 4 the Dx. Often if Cn on recombinant films it can B due 2 positioning & not B real. ...Read more

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I have scoliosis and my lower left back never developed while the right muscle bulges. Can anything be done to even this out? Problems later in life?

I have scoliosis and my lower left back never developed while the right muscle bulges. Can anything be done to even this out? Problems later in life?

Depends: Usually exercise and physical therapy is the mainstay of dealing with issues from scoliosis. Sometimes depending on how much curve you have you might benefit from a brace as well. I would speak with a good musculoskeletal/spine physical medicine ; rehabilitation doctor or even an orthopedic spine surgeon. ...Read more

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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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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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Scoliosis is interfering with my daily life, back muscles are imbalanced, causing back and pelvic pain.What exercises can I do to correct my imbalance?

Scoliosis is interfering with my daily life, back muscles are imbalanced, causing back and pelvic pain.What exercises can I do to correct my imbalance?

Options for treatmen: For the adolescent (Age 19) treatment for curves 40 degrees that are progressive despite brace treatment, surgery maybe indicated.? Treatment options include observation, orthoses (brace) and surgery. There is no evidence that exercise programs are effective in preventing progression. ...Read more

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Back of the Neck tightness and shoulder tightness. Happening on and off. And Tight upper back muscles. I have mild scoliosis. What do I do?HELP!!

Back of the Neck tightness and shoulder tightness. Happening on and off. And Tight upper back muscles. I have mild scoliosis. What do I do?HELP!!

Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen and fully evaluated for the cause. Some patients with scoliosis can have peri-scapular pain related to an associated asymmetric trunk rotation (rib "hump"). Others can have a muscular pain along the convexity of the curve as they are at a mechanical disadvantage try to hold the spine straight. Still others may have a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Scoliosis w pain mostly in the upper right shoulder and right lumbar area. Back constantly hurts. What treatments will help muscle pain?

Scoliosis w pain mostly in the upper right shoulder and right lumbar area. Back constantly hurts. What treatments will help muscle pain?

Size of curve: Is important to determining best treatment to minimize symptoms. If your curve is small, then extension exercises can help. Also, painful scoliosis should be evaluated by an orthopedic spine surgeon to make sure that no other abnormalities are present. ...Read more

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Xray - "straightened lumbar spine, likely secondary to muscle spasm. Mid lumbar scoliosis." what can you suggest for her? She's been having back pains

Xray - "straightened lumbar spine, likely secondary to muscle spasm. Mid lumbar scoliosis." what can you suggest for her? She's been having back pains

Moist heat, NSAIDs : This x-ray report suggests that this young patient is having muscular lbp w/ secondary muscle spasms which can 'reverse' the normal lordosis of the lumbar spine and cause it to straighten... Esp.W/ non- standing x-rays. Heat, Ibuprofen , gentle massage, and avoidance of aggravating activities can be helpful the first week or so. If symptoms persist consider seeing an orthopedist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

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Scoliosis (Definition)

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