The shoes we wear can have a bottom-up effect on our knees, hips, back, and neck. So should you avoid wearing high heels if you have scoliosis?
tHe BiZaRrE wOrLd oF sCoLiOsIs Scoliosis Tattoos People have different ways of coping or embracing their scoliosis. While some may focus on camouflaging their spinal curvatures, others choose to put theirs on display. There appears to be a trend of individuals with scoliosis getting tattooed to celebrate their unique physique or commemorate a challenging experience they suffered as a result … Read more
How are Your Daily Activities Affecting Your Scoliosis? We all know that improper posture, both standing and seated, is bad for the joints and especially bad for the back, but could it be worse for scoliosis patients? Research suggests that poor posture can exacerbate scoliosis. Specifically, increased time spent in a seated position–an incorrect seated … Read more
Jogging and running are fine for most people with scoliosis. The National Institute of Arthritis states: “Although exercise programs have not been shown to affect the natural history of scoliosis, exercise is encouraged in patients with scoliosis to minimize any potential decrease in functional ability over time. It is very important for all people, including … Read more
Pregnancy and Idiopathic Scoliosis Since idiopathic scoliosis is common in girls there are concerns about the effects it may have on pregnancy or becoming pregnant. Over the past 40 years, several studies have been conducted with hundreds of women that showed no difference in pregnancy, labor, delivery and fetal complications for women with scoliosis … Read more