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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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Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Kyphosis (Definition)

When viewing the human spine from the side, there are usually three natural curvatures. The neck and low back have a curvature with the con cavity backward, this is known as lordosis; and the mid back has a curve with the concavity anteriorly, this is known as s kyphosis. When an elderly lady has an increase "hump" in this curvature in the mid back we call ...Read more


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Wheel chair excercises for elders for kyphosis?

Wheel chair excercises for elders for kyphosis?

Evaluation first: The elderly are not restricted from exercise. You say that you have kyphosis. Is this due to fractures secondary to osteoporosis? You should see your pcp & be evaluated. A metabolic evaluation & cardiovascular evaluation should be performed. If calcium deficiency is found then take corrective diet changes. If a healthy heart is there, then contact a physical therapist & start an exercise program. ...Read more

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Is yoga better than Pilates for somebody with scoliosis?

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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Is scoliosis spinal surgery bad for your flexibility?

Is scoliosis spinal surgery bad for your flexibility?

Fused not flexible: The reason for scoliosis surgery is to correct the deformity and/or prevent any worsening. To do this, a fusion is done which essentially stops any motion through those fused areas. However, flexibility in terms of bending can be maintained by keeping your leg and hip muscles flexible ...Read more

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Lumbar spine injury-exercise advice for future fitness?

Strength/ flexibilit: The most important aspects would be to work on core strength with abdominal and lumbar strengthening exercises. Also flexibility in the lower back, and ham strings is very important. Excess wt gain should be avoided as this puts additional stress on the front abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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Exercises for intoeing?

Exercises for intoeing?

If the intoe: Is caused by curvature of the metatarsals like in a met addicts deformity no excercise will help as this is a deformity of the curvature of the ones, if one has intoe secondary to the leg rotating inward, on occasions if you make the opposite motions and strengthen the outward rotation this may help. ...Read more

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Is inversion therapy good for scoliosis?

Is inversion therapy good for scoliosis?

If feels good: Not sure of the existence of studies specifically looking at this, but if you were my patient, i would tell you that if it makes you feel better, do it. Some patients, however, don't have relief and see it as a waste of time and money. ...Read more

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Is Pilates better than yoga for treating back pain?

It depends: Both yoga and pilates are good for core strengthening. Both work for some people. ...Read more

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Is Pilates good for osteoporosis?

Is Pilates good for osteoporosis?

Yes, it can be: Weight bearing exercise helps bone building by causing remodeling of bone and by stimulating the bone building cells to lay down new bone. To the extent that pilates is weight bearing, it will help maintain bone health. ...Read more

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Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Back issue: Any exercise program which is consistent, emphasizes core strenghening and stretching is valuable for healing most situations which involve the back. One key aspect Is to start slowly and increase incrementally If one stops for awhile then you adjust accordingly by decreasing time and intensity of your program . ...Read more

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Are there any workout routines for scoliosis curvature?

Are there any workout routines for scoliosis curvature?

Scoliosis exercises: Depends on cause of scoliosis. Recommend www.Iscoliosis.Com web site for videos of exercises. Exercise is the cornerstone of treatment for mild to moderate scoliosis. ...Read more

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Well a spinal fusion fix my swayback posture?

Well a spinal fusion fix my swayback posture?

Potentially: When the spine is being fused it can be repositioned into a more normal position. Sometimes with large deformities the spine position can only be changed so much without compromising neurological function. Talk to your spine surgeon about the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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Treatments for kyphosis? Is chiropracter best?

Treatments for kyphosis? Is chiropracter best?

Ok: Kyphosis is a defect the cervical spinal bones and is not correctable by manipulation. But it may help pain.An orthopedist should evaluate. ...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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Do posture correctors or lumbar braces work for back pain?

Do posture correctors or lumbar braces work for back pain?

Not usually: The correct treatment for your back pain depends on the proper diagnosis as to what is causing your back pain. It can be muscular, a facet joint or alignment issue, SI joint issue, disc problem, arthritis, connective tissue disorder and others. A proper evaluation with appropriate imaging should help identify the cause and direct your provider to a proper course of treatment. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are some good rehab excersises for cervical spine injuries?

What are some good rehab excersises for cervical spine injuries?

Varies: Specific exercises will vary depending on your cerival spine injury. However, exercises that focus on proper posture of the spine, interscapular strengthening and core strengthening wil help support the spine and reduce forces to the injury. Make sure to have an evaluation from a physician and a physical therapist first to customize your program. ...Read more

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Are there specific cervical kyphosis reversal exercises?

See your doctor: Cervical kyphosis is a reversal of the normal cervical curvature (which should be lordosis). This could be due to injury, muscle spasm, or congenital defect. It is quite unusual. After your doctor investigates, referral to a physical therapist to instruct you on a customized exercise program should help. ...Read more

Dr. Zachariah George
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Curved Spine (Definition)

Curved spine = The human spine is normally curved. However excessive or abnormal curvatures can be seen with conditions like ...Read more