Can You Still Do Yoga If You Have Scoliosis

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. While scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is unknown. About 3% of adolescents have scoliosis.

Comparing normal curves in spine with scoliosis

Most cases of scoliosis are mild, but some spine deformities continue to get more severe as children grow. Severe scoliosis can be disabling. An especially severe spinal curve can reduce the amount of space within the chest, making it difficult for the lungs to function properly.

THE ABOVE INFORMATION WAS TAKEN FROM THE MAYO CLINIC ~ FOR THE CORRECT INFORMATION

What is Roto Scoliosis?

Rotoscoliosis is a term most often used to describe a severe form of scoliosis in which the spine not only curves to the side (as is normal with scoliosis), but the curvature is also associated with a strong degree of rotation.

Two weeks Ago I found Out I have Roto Scoliosis? I knew I had scoliosis. I woke up one morning and had sever pain in my back that went up my back and down my leg when I put my foot down. I had to have a back X-ray to find the cause..

The doctor informed me that I had Roto Scoliosis with muscle spasms.

I was glad we found the problem but now I have to find cause of it. I now have to have an MRI to determine the cause of the pain. Is it a pinched nerve or is it a herniated disk.

Not knowing the cause has got me wondering if I’m able to still do yoga. My hope was to find out the reason so that I could do some poses to help ease the strain on my back.

When looking for ways to manage scoliosis, many people turn to physical activity. One form of movement that’s gained a lot of followers in the scoliosis community is yoga.

Why yoga is beneficial for scoliosis

Yoga can be very helpful for those with scoliosis, particularly given the combination of flexibility and core stabilization needed to perform yoga poses properly.

Potential benefits of yoga for scoliosis

stretch areas tightened by spinal curvature

strengthen weakened areas affected by the spine’s position

strengthen the core overall

pain management

improve mobility and flexibility

Introducing Yoga

Know your scoliosis type

If you’re interested in trying yoga to reduce pain and correct your curve

maintain or improve spinal position.

“In other words, they need to picture which way their curve goes from behind and understand the rotation as well because if they don’t know their curve, they won’t understand how to do the poses to correct the curve.

After reading up more on what I have been told I have, I will be able to continue my yoga journey, it will just look a little different than what I had originally planned. That alright as life is a journey and things never stay the same, we are constantly evolving and changing along the way.

I hope if you know of anyone who has Scoliosis that they share this information with them as I know it always great to know when we are diagnosed with something that its never the end its just the beginning of a new chapter.

Tonia Aldworth

http://www.staycalmyoga.com

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