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Can you suggest a shoulder exercise I can do without further aggravating my scoliosis?

Can you suggest a shoulder exercise I can do without further aggravating my scoliosis?

Safe: Scoliosis should not be aggravated by exercises to your shoulders. The only exception would be a rare condition, sprengel's deformity, where there is an issue with the scapula of the shoulder which gives an appearance like an upper thoracic scoliosis. This condition may be associated with restrictions in shoulder motion. ...Read more

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Can weight lifting correct very mild scoliosis? My pcp suggested this. One shoulder is about 1 inch higher than the other. Exercise suggestions?

Can weight lifting correct very mild scoliosis?  My pcp suggested this.  One shoulder is about 1 inch higher than the other.  Exercise suggestions?

Scoliosis: It is highly unlikely that weightlifting could correct mild scoliosis at your age. The ligaments that are holding the spine in the scoliotic position are fixed in this position and this will not change from bodybuilding. If you are concerned, i would suggest that you see a scoliosis specialist for appropriate recommendations. ...Read more

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Ideas/exercises to improve quality of life with scoliosis? 18 y/o female, competitive equestrian/swimmer, moderate lumbar and thoracic curve, and struggle with posture and keeping my left shoulder up. Neuro advised me against chiro.

Ideas/exercises to improve quality of life with scoliosis? 18 y/o female, competitive equestrian/swimmer, moderate lumbar and thoracic curve, and struggle with posture and keeping my left shoulder up. Neuro advised me against chiro.

Physical therapy: Scoliosis such as you have may be due to a short leg. A heel lift may help minimize the curve. See an osteopathic physician Who does manual treatment Physical therapy may give you comprehensive exercises to decrease the restricted movements that can occur with scoliosis. Continue swimming. Maintaining flexibility is important. ...Read more

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Got a scoliosis my left shoulder is lowr than right .. It hurts too. Does it mean im im danger ? Does some people live with this normaly?

Depends on: severity of scoliosis and likelihood of progression. Get an opinion from spine surgery specialist, because a certain amount of degenerative changes with aging s inevitable, even without scoliosis. ...Read more

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I'm17 y rgirl who is 6feet talland have scoliosis. Lately I'vebeen having really badside and shoulder pains. Is there anything I can do to ease pain?

I'm17 y rgirl who is 6feet talland have scoliosis. Lately I'vebeen having really badside and shoulder pains. Is there anything I can do to ease pain?

Scoliosis pain: Having scoliosis does indeed place you at higher risk for back injury and pain, so your orthopedist should definitely be notified of your symptoms. Physical therapy, massage, accupuncture may help you symptoms long term, but Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used while waiting for your doctor appointment. Hope you are feeling better soon! ...Read more

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How do you treat scoliosis (14 year old boy)? He has really bad shoulder pain too.

How do you treat scoliosis (14 year old boy)? He has really bad shoulder pain too.

Depends: Scoliosis treatment depends on the severity of the curve, as determined by clinical examination and scoliosis XR. Minor curves are followed to skeletal maturity while more severe curves are treated with bracing or surgery. The shoulder pain may it not be related. The boy should be evaluated by a children's scoliosis specialist ...Read more

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Neck is straight on one side and curved on the other. I have slight scoliosis and the shoulder on the side where neck is straight is higher. Normal?.

Neck is straight on one side and curved on the other. I have slight scoliosis and the shoulder on the side where neck is straight is higher. Normal?.

Consistent with : What you'd expect if you have scoliosis. Because of the curvature, especially if not well balanced, will result in uneven shoulders and uneven pelvis. You can go have a spinal specialist specializing in scoliosis evaluation and management evaluate you, get some xrays, and discuss the diagnosis with you. ...Read more

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I have pain on the left side of my back below my shoulder blade. It gets worse if I breathe. I was diagnosed with scoliosis a year ago. Should I worry?

I have pain on the left side of my back below my shoulder blade. It gets worse if I breathe. I was diagnosed with scoliosis a year ago. Should I worry?

Evaluate: 20's male w. scoliosis & left upper back pain. Lay prone & check if scoliosis only while upright. In Hypermobility Syndrome, functional scoliosis manifests only upright; as body is under impress of gravity. Unilateral pelvic injury from extreme sports & ligament laxity of sacroiliac joint evokes scoliosis & contralateral superior trapezius muscle spasm. See Osteopath. If SIJ disorder use SIJ belt. ...Read more

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