Scoliosis Treatments Symptoms Causes Prevention Tips Types

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Main cause of Scoliosis that, the spine to abnormally curve from side to side and possibly rotate. It is prevalent in adolescents that starting their growth spurt, right before their puberty stage. While small twisting and turning of the spine does not put a person at much risk, developing advanced scoliosis can lead to harmful effects.

There are three types of it - Idiopathic, Congenital, Neuromuscular

"Exercises" in the form of neurological re-education and biomechanically specific exercise can have a positive effect on the signs and symptoms of scoliosis, but it must be applied in a very specific manner, by a trained and skilled physician.

Pilates exercise regime that is a combination of thoughtful movement and breathing that is said to develop a more flexible and efficient body.

Alexander Technique is also said to help the patient use proper body posture for maximum efficiency.

The most common is hydrotherapy that uses ice packs or heating pads for massage and temporary pain relief.

(1) In an all fours position, arch your back up as much as possible and hold it for 5 seconds. Then slump down also as much as possible for 5 more seconds. Repeat at least 3 times. This stretch is great for mobilizing the entire spine. And is one of the most effective scoliosis exercises known to man.

(2) To stretch each of either side of the spine individually, reach upwards with one arm as much as you can, while reaching down with the other arm. Keep your knees apart.

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