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Scoliosis

Probably the last time you were tested for scoliosis you were 11,by the school nurse.

You didn't have it then, but can you be sure you don't have it now?

WHAT IS SCOLIOSIS?

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine typically developed during early childhood. Often diagnosed at 11 - 12 years old, scoliosis shows an elevated 'growth pattern'. It progresses faster and is more prevalent in girls.

This is what lumbar scoliosis looks like in a mature spine.

scoliosis, adult, posture, alignment, pureposture, Dr Chris Sova

Scoliosis is not JUST for kids.

It can be acquired as an adult and usually starts as a result of spinal muscle imbalance, a crooked posture.



Here are five things to know about scoliosis in adults.

  1. Acquired Scoliosis - Years of poor postural habits, injuries, arthritis, and osteoporosis shift the spine to become crooked.
  2. DYNAMIC MOVEMENT - Adults can change daily activities to improve onset scoliosis. Elongate the spine through yoga, pilates, dancing, and swimming.
  3. Good posture - slows the progression while standing, sitting, and walking. Stretch your back in the opposite direction of the curve. Here is a quick guide to help your posture.
  4. Scoliosis is graded - At forty degrees, the spine begins to impinge organs (heart, lungs, liver, stomach). Surgery is needed.

  5. Acquired scoliosis - can be prevented through correct muscle balance, improved joint mobility, and increased spinal flexibility.



Help Scoliosis with PurePosture. It's Time to Stand Taller!

Once the spine is aligned, muscles can be developed to hold the alignment. This will stop the progression of scoliosis, allow for freedom of motion and healing of the area. Check it out today!

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