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maria
03-28-2004, 03:42 AM
If I'm 24years old and have a bad scoliosis, is it ok to lift heavy things? And would also somebody know if sleeping on the side and not on the back can make the scoliosis worse? Thank you very much for answers!

DaveWolpert
03-28-2004, 04:13 PM
Hi Maria,

There is no clinical evidence to support that lifting heavy objects or sleeping in certain positions will worsen a curve. Either may cause pain, of course. An orthopedist or physical therapist can show you ways to lift objects in a way that minimizes pain, as well as recommend beds and sleeping positions that will prevent pain the next day.

Dave