October 2, 2009 2:08pm CST
Hello mylotters, I have had back problems since i was 16, the thing is i never took a chance to examine if something was wrong, but now I know i have scoliosis. Someoone told me to swim, that by doing that it would help my back. Also i realized recently that my shoulders are not at the same height(I think this also has to do with the scoliosis) Now my question is if you know other exercises other than swimming that could help me with this problem.
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• United States
27 Feb 10
You should go to see a physical therapist. They can teach you how to do the proper exercises for your condition, and they will address the shoulder problem as well. They will give you exercises to do that are for you personally. They will evaluate your problems and choose exercises that are perfect for your issues, and for you personally.
• United States
29 Jan 10
Exercises based on your vestibular system (head movements) will normally help as they start rewiring the reflexes that might be responsible for creating the scoliosis in the first place. A lot of new research on animals and humans is saying that when you take out the vestibular component in the inner ear (the thing that helps us balance) that scoliosis curvatures start to arise. Studies done on people w/ Idiopathic Scoliosis are also starting to notice vestibular disturbances. When you simply do corrective exercises, yeah it's one way to address the issue, but it's not the best. It'd be like trying to go out of country in an airplane or in a car. Which one's faster? Both ways may get you there, but which one is faster, easier? Vestibular problems also must be done with eyes closed and starting out seated. Specific exercises come from what specific ear or direction it may be - up/down, side to side, rotating head left/right.
• Holiday, Florida
2 Oct 09
my middle son was diagnosed with that when he was 14yrs. he has always done the stretching exercises for the back. you might ask the doctor for more suggestions or even try a website about it. im sorry to say i dont think theres a cure but you may keep down more damage through excercise.