Let’s talk about … Scoliosis ( Signs , Symptoms and Exercises )

Scoliosis is an abnormal curve in the spine. There are several types of scoliosis based on the cause and age when the curve develops. Depending on the severity of the curve and the risk for it getting worse, scoliosis can be treated with observation, bracing or surgery( it’s not quite what i like).

Over 80% of scoliosis is idiopathic , they arise from an unknown cause. It is subdivided into types based on the aged the defects develop.

Examples of idiopathic scoliosis: infantile idiopathic scoliosis, starts to appear in children less than three years old; juvenile idiopathic scoliosis, starts to develop between 3 and 10 years old; adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, starts to develop in people that are over 10 years of age and adult idiopathic scoliosis which starts to develop in people who have reach their skeletal maturity.

Signs and symptoms of scoliosis:

  • lateral curvature of the spine,
  • your head may be off center,
  • one hip or shoulder may be higher than the other,
  • you may walk with a rolling gait,
  • the opposite sides of the body may not appear level,
  • you may experience back pain or tire easily during activities that require excessive trunk (chest and belly) movement.

 

Benefits Of Scoliosis Exercises:

  • Reduces spinal curvature,
  • Improves brain and muscle coordination,
  • Slows or stops scoliosis progression,
  • Stabilizes and reduces existing curvature,
  • Reduces the need for surgery or invasive bracing.

Below are some exercises that will help you. It is important to start slow and easy, and as with any exercise, always check with your doctor first.