There is so much to do in our area (Union City, Weehawken and Hoboken) and we understand that having pain and limited movement from Scoliosis can be frustrating.
Scoliosis is a curvature in our spine that typically occurs during the growth spur of our puberty. It can affect any part of the spine, but the most common regions are at the level of the chest and the lower back. There are three types of Scoliosis
2. Idiopathic scoliosis
3. Neurological scoliosis
Most types of scoliosis are idiopathic, which means that the cause is unknown or that there is no single factor that contributes to the development of the disease. A high percentage of cases can be found in children especially from the age fo 10-18 years old. Indeed, living with scoliosis can be very painful and debilitating, because they cant enjoy activities that they love to do or want to do.
These are some of the chronic Symptoms of Scoliosis:
• Pain in the neck, back, and hips
• Difficulty breathing
• Changes in gait or posture
• Decreased mobility
• Limited physical activity
A big percentage of my patient typically complains of stiffness in the morning and here are my top 3 movements you can do at home:
A) Back stretch by doing child pose
• Come to your hands and knees on the mat.
• Spread your knees as wide as your mat, keeping the tops of your feet on the floor with the big toes touching.
• Bring your belly to rest between your thighs and your forehead to the floor.
• Stretch your arms in front of you with the palms toward the floor
• Best if done 30 seconds, or hold for 4-5 deep breaths
B) Chest stretch
• Stand in an open doorway. Raise each arm up to the side, bent at 90-degree angles with palms forward. Rest your palms on the door frame.
• Slowly step forward with one foot. Feel the stretch in your shoulders and chest. Stand upright and don’t lean forward.
• Hold for 30 seconds. Step back and relax.
• Repeat 3 times, or as instructed.
C) Standing lunge stretch
• While standing, keep feet hip-width apart and step your right foot forward.
• Then lower your torso until your right thigh is parallel to the floor and bend slightly forward at your hips, keeping your back straight but your core engaged.
• Hold for 15 to 30 seconds. …
• Push into your right foot to stand up.
In addition to stretching, following a healthy anti-inflammatory diet so it boost up our healing process. Like eating a diet rich in fiber, healthy fats, probiotics, eliminating dairy and sugar in your diet will help reduce inflammation in the body and spine, which may reduce scoliosis pain.
Once your Scoliosis pain and discomfort subsides, these are activities in our area that i recommend:
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