Scoliosis is a condition when you have an abnormal sideways curvature of your spine. If you’re looking at someone with scoliosis, you’ll notice that their shoulder blades are shifted more prominently to one side of the body and are elevated higher than the other side.
There are many causes of scoliosis but for most people, they’re either be born with scoliosis or develop it as they age. This condition can result in lung and heart problems, back pain, decreased spinal mobility and a noticeable change in appearance if it progresses. Regardless of your situation, specific exercises can help you manage your scoliosis to live a more normal life and to prevent its progression.
To help combat the symptoms of scoliosis and better manage this condition, here are 8 exercises to try…
Maintaining the flexibility of the spine is key when managing your scoliosis. By completing the child’s pose, you are actively stretching out the latissimus dorsi and erector spinae muscles which attach to your spine and help maintain optimal alignment.
By ensuring normal flexibility of these muscles, you’ll be able to free up your upper back and avoid a decrease in spinal mobility and pain. Make sure to sit deeply into this stretch and complete it multiple times during the day for optimal effects.