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Yoga Poses For Scoliosis: Moves To Avoid

After taking all the necessary precautions for yoga and scoliosis into consideration and getting approval and recommendations from the practitioner treating you, if you have scoliosis and would like to establish a scoliosis yoga program, here are some poses to AVOID or take greater care when performing. Back-Bending Bending a scoliotic spine backwards will reduce … Read more

Scoliosis Awareness Month Giveaway- WINNERS!

Yoga for Scoliosis DVD Giveaway! First Place: Carrie Kady! Second Place: Pricilla! Winners will be emailed June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month, and to help bring awareness we are running a month long giveaway from Friday May 30 until Friday June 27.  An important aspect of a complete scoliosis care program (and a healthy life in … Read more

The Schroth Method For Scoliosis: Can It Help?

The Schroth Method Scoliosis Treatment The New York Times published an article (May 14, 2014) about the Schroth Method of scoliosis treatment that has the internet buzzing. This exercised-based treatment method,  popular in Europe, has many people asking: What is the Schroth Method? The Schroth Method, is one of a group of non-invasive treatments for idiopathic scoliosis. It … Read more

Types of Scoliosis

Scoliosis is not a disease. It is a term used to describe any abnormal, lateral (sideways) curvature of the spine. As these curves present in different ways, there are different types of scoliosis. Viewed from the back, a typical spine is straight. If the spine curves, it can show up as a curve to either … Read more

Symptoms of Scoliosis

Scoliosis Symptoms What are the symptoms of scoliosis? Scoliosis symptoms are often first noticed by a friend or family member because the changes in the spine happen gradually. They may notice your posture as suddenly changed or your back looks very different. Scoliosis is an abnormal twisting of the spine, but these curvatures always begin … Read more

Scoliosis Research: Post-Surgical Pain

Very Disturbing Report on Scoliosis Surgery Pain–Recently Published (2013) When severe scoliosis in teenagers progresses to a point at which lung and heart function are compromised, surgery can become a necessary intervention. Spinal fusion surgery is a very complex and invasive elective surgical procedure that can result in excruciating postoperative pain. A 2013 study detailed … Read more