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Stop doing yoga because of my scoliosis?

Stop doing yoga because of my scoliosis?

No reason to: Your spine will be less flexible but if you use pain as your guide it is as safe for you as any body it will not straighten your curve but if you like it and have fun there is no medical reason to stop many scoliotics dance and do gymnastics model and lead mormal lives. ...Read more

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The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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If I have mild scoliosis, is it wrong to do yoga?

If I have mild scoliosis, is it wrong to do yoga?

Nope: All exercises are encouraged. No activity has been associated with scoliosis progression. ...Read more

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Which yoga positions are good for people with scoliosis?

Which yoga positions are good for people with scoliosis?

Anything: Exercise will not change scoliosis in adults or growing children. That is a proven medical fact. Core exercises, though, are great for anyone with back pain or a tendency for it. So progress flexibility as you tolerate. Don't force motion, as your curve may block some movements. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Can yoga make scoliosis pain worse or is it good for it?

Can yoga make scoliosis pain worse or is it good for it?

Yoga is helpful: Anyone who has a spinal problem with benefit from exercise, especially exercises that strengthen your core muscles. Yoga is one example of an exercise that builds core strength. It will not correct or alter your scoliosis in any way, but is very helpful for reduction in back pain that may accompany scoliosis. ...Read more

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Can yoga good for people who have disk degenerative disease and scoliosis?

Can yoga good for people who have disk degenerative disease and scoliosis?

Within reason: Any activity that strengthens the postural muscles and core can help decrease back pain from disk disease and degenerative scoliosis. While it will not change your alignment, it can help you feel more flexible and have less pain. Avoid any extreme positions that increase your pain. ...Read more

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I've scoliosis,5degree dextroconvex,7degree dextroconvex.will yoga help as exercise or will it worsen it?

No, no: You have a very small curve that almost certainly will not worsen. In fact, having a small curve is so common that scoliosis is defined as having a curve greater than 10 degrees, so you don't actually have scoliosis. 60-80 percent of patients will have back pain, but there is no increase in severity in patients that have a small curve. Yoga can help with pain, but would not change your curve. ...Read more

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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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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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What is better for somebody with scoliosis- yoga or pilates?

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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Which one is better for support or fix scoliosis problem? Yoga or Pilates?

Which one is better for support or fix scoliosis problem? Yoga or Pilates?

Neither one will fix: Scoliosis is not going to be fixed by exercises or stretching, but it is still a good idea for you to be active. I would suggest that you see a doctor well trained in the management of this condition. If severe some people need surgery. But clearly the more physically active you are and the better the muscle tone, the better it will be for you. ...Read more

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Is it true that there were certain positions in yoga exercise that you're not allow to do when you have scoliosis?

Is it true that there were certain positions in yoga exercise that you're not allow to do when you have scoliosis?

Yoga can be: beneficial but you need to adapt it, and any type of exercise, to your own situation. Please see your doc to get clearance for yoga and then a yoga instructor to help you create a program that is safe for you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi, can rib hump caused by scoliosis reduce by doing yoga?

Hi, can rib hump caused by scoliosis reduce by doing yoga?

Unlikely: Yoga can be helpful but your deformity is related to how ribs and spine grew in a spiral when tight fascia restricted vertical growth in childhood. Myofascial release and inversion table may be helpful to reduce pain and perhaps deformity, but for more than a little correction, spine and rib bones will have to change shape. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com. ...Read more

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Best yoga positions for lower back pain caused by a recently diagnosed scoliosis?

Best yoga positions for lower back pain caused by a recently diagnosed scoliosis?

Triangke: Triangle on both sides. I suggest putting you spine in all degrees of rotation: downward dog, reverse downward dog, both side triangles , and standing with feet parallel to wall - hands on wall and head looking over opposite shoulder - both sides. I practice yoga myself- not so good with the names though. ...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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I'v a 10 yrs. Old daughter who has an s shape congenital scoliosis more than 45*, there was no noticable progress & no pain. What are the options?

Early and often care: Although there has been no progression yet, with your daughter at age 10 and either early in puberty or not even entering puberty yet, now is the time to be very aggressive about monitoring for changes and intervening early. This is not a little 10 degree curve - she is already at 45, and you don't want much progression before you would get agressive with early therapies. See spine doctor often! ...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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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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