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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

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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 cores 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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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 anybody 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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Is it true that there were certain positions in yoga exercise that you're not allow doing when you have scoliosis?

Is it true that there were certain positions in yoga exercise that you're not allow doing 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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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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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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The Best yoga positions for lower back pain caused by a recently diagnosed scoliosis?

The 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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Can yoga or Pilates help people with parkinsons?

Can yoga or Pilates help people with parkinsons?

Yes, Absolutely!!!!: Anything that can fight the rigidity or stiffness & loss of rom of the joints will help a person with pd to move better & have less imbalance! A good example of an internet available stretching handout is "be active" from the apda. Yoga, pilates, pd exercise classes in your area, massage chairs, or neck massaging devices, etc. Are very good choices. Anything that loosens joints & muscles can help! ...Read more

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Would yoga or Pilates help a back injury recover?

Would yoga or Pilates help a back injury recover?

Yes: Yoga and pilates both help a great deal with back pain because they strengthen the abs and other core muscles. This in turn helps to support, straighten, and align the spine. ...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 thirteen year old daughter too young to do yoga and/or pilates?

No: A 13-year-old girl is not too young to begin hatha yoga or pilates mat work. However, the young aspirant should take a class where her attempts are observed by a teacher, so that she does not develop bad habits or unknowingly be too aggressive in her pursuit of learning. Relaxation, flexibility, and strength skills are ideal become part of a healthy adolescent life. ...Read more

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What are the health and wellness benefits of yoga/pilates and their contribution to stress management?

What are the health and wellness benefits of yoga/pilates and their contribution to stress management?

Many: It will help with your stress, blood pressure, posture, flexibility and many other benefits. Check this article about the benefits of yoga: http://otwithmd. Com/7-yoga-benefits/. ...Read more

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Which is better for toning your body: yoga or pilates?

Which is better for toning your body: yoga or pilates?

Depends: Both yoga and pilates are great for toning your body. The extent of toning depends on not the workout, but the intensity and volume of the yoga or pilates that you do. Both will provide a great workout and can challenge even the most physically fit of us! Namaste! ...Read more

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Are the benefits of meditation and general stretching included in yoga and pilates?

Are the benefits of meditation and general stretching included in yoga and pilates?

Yes: If appropriately practiced, I would think so. Impossible to predict in a particular case, and even more, lacking serious scientific studies (... How to measure this accurately? How to replicate a study?) it is hard to guarantee it though. But no doubt, if your dr approves it, go ahead. It should be healthy and good for you. I admire your willingness to explore and analize good things! Congrats. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the health benefits of doing yoga and Pilates 2-4 times a week?

I was wondering what are the health benefits of doing yoga and Pilates 2-4 times a week?

Plenty!: Yoga and pilates have been shown to lower stress, lower blood pressure, decrease incidences of falling and incidences of injuries, and improve overall cardiovascular health. It has even been suggested to help osteoarthritis, pain syndromes, and digestion. Keep it up! ...Read more

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Is Pilates and yoga enough exrercise for weight loss in one month?

Is Pilates and yoga enough exrercise for weight loss in one month?

Maybe a little: Depends on your calorie intake, how many kcals you are burning, the type of calories you are eating, but you may see a little of weight loss with a good regular routine. ...Read more

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Which is better, yoga or Pilates or tai chi?

Which is better, yoga or Pilates or tai chi?

Each has benefits: This is a bit like asking which is better, apples or oranges. There are many benefits for each of these. Yoga & tai chi are ancient techniques whereas pilates is more recent. All can benefit both mind & body. There are many varieties of yoga & tai chi & many teachers. Some individuals will prefer/do better with one while another may prefer a different approach. You might want to try each! ...Read more

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What's the difference between yoga and pilates?

See below: Probably the biggest difference is that yoga is fundamentally a spiritual practice. The primary purpose of yoga is to teach students how to quiet their minds and enter a meditative state. On the other hand, pilates is strictly a physical exercise program, used specifically to correct imbalances in the body, strengthen muscles. ...Read more

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Which is better for keeping your core fit, yoga or pilates?

Probably pilates: Pilates requires greater use of core muscles because it is more work-out based as opposed to yoga which is more meditation based. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed w/ tmd. I used to exercises before but now I stopped cos I get muscle pains from my tmd. Will yoga or Pilates be good for me?

I was diagnosed w/ tmd. I used to exercises before but now I stopped cos I get muscle pains from my tmd. Will yoga or Pilates be good for me?

Probably: Most tmd related symptoms can be attributed to stress related clenching. Myofacial pain is relieved by mouth guards. Yoga is extremely good for stress relief. It certainly can't hurt. ...Read more

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What causes calf cramps during yoga or Pilates poses? What can I do to stop them?

Exercise & Cramping: It could be several things like too little potassium or calcium in the diet and thus in the muscles. It could be early fatigue if your muscles are not in shape yet and this can resolve with time, stretching and exercise. ...Read more

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