Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. It is most
often diagnosed in childhood or early adolescence.
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.
There are several signs that may indicate the possibility of scoliosis.
Scoliosis shows up most often during growth spurts, usually when kids are between 10 and 15 years old. About the same number of boys and girls are diagnosed with minor idiopathic scoliosis. But curves in girls are 10 times more likely to get worse and may need to be treated. Below are some of the possible causes of scoliosis:
For mild scoliosis, you may not need treatment. Instead,
your doctor might watch you and take X-rays once in a while to see if
it's getting worse. Some children grow out of scoliosis.
If you or your child need treatment, your doctor might suggest:
Braces In kids who are still growing, wearing a brace around your torso can stop the curve from getting worse. They're usually made of plastic. Many kids wear them 24 hours a day. You can't see them under clothes, and they don’t stop you from doing everyday activities.
Spinal fusion surgery In this operation, your doctor puts pieces of bone or a similar material between bones in your spine. They use hardware to hold the bones in place until they grow together, or fuse. The surgery can lessen the curve in your spine as well as keep it from getting worse.
Scoliosis causes the spine to curve sideways, causing pain, weakness, and changes in the way a person walks. Exercise and stretching are vital components of treatment.
Purpose: The Cat-Camel is a yoga pose. It can help keep the spine flexible and pain-free.
How to perform Cat-Camel:
How to perform a Latissimus dorsi stretch:
Purpose: To strengthen your lower abdominal muscles and stretch your low back.
How to perform a pelvic tilt: