Many people believe that scoliosis has to slow them down, that they have to stop exercising or playing sports simply because of a diagnosis of scoliosis. But a scoliosis workout can actually help to improve your scoliosis, as well as your general health and happiness. That said, we do recommend you get a doctor’s opinion on potentially harmful activities before engaging in them.
We put together a list of frequently asked questions about scoliosis workouts and their corresponding answers.
Q: WHAT BENEFITS ARE THERE TO STAYING ACTIVE IF I HAVE SCOLIOSIS?
A: Scoliosis progresses when discs in the spine collapse and cause the spine to curve in a different direction. A common reaction to this information is to limit any exercise. However, movement helps with the regeneration of spinal discs. The regeneration of collapsed spinal discs is the main goal for many scoliosis treatments. The discs need moisture to regenerate, and the best way to send moisture that direction is through staying active.
Keeping active will also benefit your social wellbeing and general health. There’s no need to stop exercising because of a diagnosis of scoliosis. Talk to your doctor to find a safe and healthy scoliosis workout for you.