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Yoga Pilates 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
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
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
Is it true that there were certain positions in yoga exercise that you're not allow doing when you have 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What are the health and wellness benefits of yoga/pilates and their contribution to stress management?
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
What exercise can I do can I do when I have multiple pain issues???? Tried, aerobics, yoga, Pilates, & karate
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
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
Never too late: It is never tool late to try to improve your health. ...Read more