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Stop doing yoga because of my scoliosis?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Patrick Roth
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not at all

Scoliosis treatment depends on age to some extent.
If you are still growing, the scoliosis can progress and needs to be evaluated for bracing or surgical treatment. Most scoliosis requires muscle strengthening to mitigate the spinal imbalance and yoga is a terrific means of accomplishing this. Yoga itself is not one entity and so the answer also depends on the type of yoga.

In brief: Not at all

Scoliosis treatment depends on age to some extent.
If you are still growing, the scoliosis can progress and needs to be evaluated for bracing or surgical treatment. Most scoliosis requires muscle strengthening to mitigate the spinal imbalance and yoga is a terrific means of accomplishing this. Yoga itself is not one entity and so the answer also depends on the type of yoga.
Dr. Patrick Roth
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