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Can scoliosis lead to muscle guarding or tighteness around a specific area?

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Sure, spinal misalignment will lead to muscles being called on in uneven ways.
Some muscles may be over worked or stressed by scoliotic curves and react with spasm and soreness. Of course, other causes may be bringing on such symptoms, so it's worth it to get checked.

In brief: Yes

Sure, spinal misalignment will lead to muscles being called on in uneven ways.
Some muscles may be over worked or stressed by scoliotic curves and react with spasm and soreness. Of course, other causes may be bringing on such symptoms, so it's worth it to get checked.
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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Maybe

People with scoliosis have more acute and chronic back pain than the average population regardless of treatment.
Pain causes guarding. It may or may not be related to the curvature.

In brief: Maybe

People with scoliosis have more acute and chronic back pain than the average population regardless of treatment.
Pain causes guarding. It may or may not be related to the curvature.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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