View Full Version : Scoliosis and exercising

05-04-2015, 04:58 PM
I'm Rebekah :) I have a question...I was told I have mild scoliosis when I was about 15/16. I haven't felt muuch change since then, but I haven't had it checked since I was 17...I'm 21 now and starting to get into a workout routine and it's got me really stressed about my spine. Can anyone tell me if there are exercises I should be avoiding? Any that will help? I'm so scared to do damage. I don't even know if it will change now that I'm 21. Please let me know anything you can, and feel free to share your experiences! Thank you so much :)

05-04-2015, 10:17 PM
If something hurts (beyond the usual unused muscle stiffness), don't do it.

05-07-2015, 08:49 PM
Thank you! I'll remember that :)

Twisted Lifter
10-26-2015, 08:50 AM
Hi Bekah:
LindaRacine is quite correct. If it hurts beyond the expected Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS in gym vernacular), don`t do it.
Your spine is likely far less delicate than you imagine, but your body will communicate with you and let you know what is okay and not okay.
May I please kindly refer you to an older thread of mine, My Way of Coping. It should be found on page 2 of this forum section.
Like I say there and still believe, focus on what you can do, not on what you can`t. Most of your limitations will be self-imposed.
Best of luck with your programme!