Can scoliosis be cured?
There is no cure for scoliosis but it can be treated to reduce symptoms.
What are the early signs of scoliosis
- Uneven shoulders
- Uneven waist
- Chest deformity
- Bump in back
- Unexplained back pain
Can scoliosis get worse as you age?
Scoliosis may worsen during the growth years.
What happens if scoliosis is left untreated in adults?
Most scoliosis in adults remain unchanged but few may worsen and cause symptoms. Worsening of scoliosis in adults warrants search for underlying cause like infection or tumour.
Can one exercise with scoliosis?
Stretching and exercise are important aspect of management of scoliosis. These are not cure but help maintain heart and lung function.
Is scoliosis caused by poor posture?
No scoliosis is not caused by poor posture or lack of exercise.
What is the best exercise for scoliosis?
Core body exercises are the best for scoliosis.
What is the best treatment for scoliosis?
Treatment for scoliosis depends on the severity, progression and stage of progression. Most of the scoliosis doesn’t need any trestment, some may need bracing only a very few need surgeries.
What exercises to be avoided in scoliosis?
Back extension exercises should not be done by a scoliotic person. Back extension causes further rotation of the spine and may lead to increase in deformity.
Does scoliosis run in families?
Scoliosis do run in family but still most cases of scoliosis doesn’t have a family history.
How to stop scoliosis from progressing?
Exercising and wearing fitting brace are best to prevent scoliosis progression.
Can someone with scoliosis lift weights?
Heavy weight lifting or lifting weight on one side or on one shoulder may cause tilting of body and rotation of spine causing increase in deformity.
What happens if scoliosis is not treated?
Mild scoliosis may remain same. Moderate and severe scoliosis may progress causing increase in deformity and poor heart and lung function.
What systems are affected by scoliosis?
Scoliosis affect whole body, from balance to gait but most severe effects on the heart and lung function.
Do swimming help in scoliosis?
Swimming strengthens whole body especially core muscles. Swimming help reduce pain and may prevent progression.
Does scoliosis make you tired?
Due to decreased lung capacity and heart function in scoliosis, one can tire easily especially after exercises.
What sports should be avoided with scoliosis?
Playing sports doesn’t cause scoliosis, certain repetitive heavy loading can exacerbate scoliosis:
- Lifting weight over the head.
- Hard landings.
- Long distance running.
Can someone live a normal life with scoliosis?
Most people with scoliosis live normal life, do all activities including sports and exercise.
What is the life expectancy of someone with scoliosis?
Life expectancy and prognosis along with need for surgery and quality of life depends on severity and progression of scoliosis.