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  1. Cross crawl exercise for S curve- can it do harm?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NlWI0KL8BI

    When doing this exercise, I feel a little sore afterwards. I do it after I warm-up with other daily exercises. Is the soreness an indication that I am...
  2. I understand why you asked why I did not have...

    I understand why you asked why I did not have surgery and your last question about the curve progression over time. Our situations have some similarities. I have had 2 spinal x-rays in my lifetime....
  3. When I was diagnosed by a GP in early 60's there...

    When I was diagnosed by a GP in early 60's there was no discussion about solutions. The GP merely stated that the rib hump was caused by scoliosis. I really didn't have any issues until I turned...
  4. Jinseeker 69 y/o with 63 degree thoracic and...

    Jinseeker

    69 y/o with 63 degree thoracic and 48 degree lumbar. 3/4 " leg discrepancy. Active adult weekly tennis and golf.

    I have known about my scoliosis since around 15 years old. I...
  5. Thread: Scapular curve

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    see attached simple but effective...

    see attached simple but effective stretch......hold to a count of 15 ......5 reps. I would recommend both sides until it feels symmetrical over time.
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    This is currently the "hot" post with almost 4500...

    This is currently the "hot" post with almost 4500 views. I have been entertained as I scrolled through some of the exchanges. The most recent post got my attention and I felt compelled to reply.
    As...
  7. Thread: Side Planks

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    Robot As a 68 yo male with 62 and 48 degree...

    Robot
    As a 68 yo male with 62 and 48 degree curves that didn't bother me throughout my life except for the rib hump, I hit the wall around 60. So the first thing I would say is that you are doing...
  8. Thread: Side Planks

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    Lots of very good stuff regarding scoliosis and...

    Lots of very good stuff regarding scoliosis and side plank.


    http://yogaforhealthyaging.blogspot.com/2014/12/friday-q-answers-from-dr-loren-fishman.html

    With my "S" curve, i decided to...
  9. Thread: Side Planks

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    Erin Meyers from spiralspine.com has interesting...

    Erin Meyers from spiralspine.com has interesting thoughts regarding this exercise.
    http://spiralspine.com/recent-side-plank-research-debunked/


    She states that right thoracic curve should have...
  10. Thread: Side Planks

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    I should have added that I "feel"...

    I should have added that I "feel" taller..anecdotal at this point but the next time I see primary care I will compare current height with chart. I am not expecting anything significant but even a...
  11. Thread: Side Planks

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    68 y/o 62 degree thoracic, 48 degree lumbar I...

    68 y/o 62 degree thoracic, 48 degree lumbar

    I have been doing PT for approx 6 years (Egoscue, SLM yoga, etc). It has changed my posture significantly and I can manage my back pain. (other...
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    Twisted Lifter Your story is inspirational and...

    Twisted Lifter

    Your story is inspirational and informative. 67 y/o male, 63 degree thoracic, 47 degree lumbar.

    I have been doing symmetry based exercises for about 5 years and started a little...
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    Age 67 62 degree right thoracic 48 degree left...

    Age 67
    62 degree right thoracic
    48 degree left lumbar
    3/4 " short left leg

    Have you had your leg lengths measured? In my opinion, I believe that my short left leg CAUSED my scoliosis. 6 weeks...
  14. Coolblue I have been communicating with a mother...

    Coolblue
    I have been communicating with a mother in India that has a 14 y/o daughter with virtually the same condition as yours. She has developed an exercise therapy with a Physiotherapist that...
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    Seawave 66 years old male 68 degree thoracic...

    Seawave

    66 years old male 68 degree thoracic 42 degree lumbar. 3/4" short left leg (probably caused the scoliosis)

    Never contemplated surgery. Tried various PT programs and now do my own...
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    pain after surgery

    Cornerthree
    After watching this video, all I could think of was your post. I have used this method in the past and still use some of the e-cises daily. I have not had surgery so I cannot directly...
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    Final thoughts on the subject of short leg.... I...

    Final thoughts on the subject of short leg.... I was not aware that using x-ray the legs can be measured vary precisely until a physiatrist recommended it. They will measure L and R femur and...
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    functional or structural

    Spiros
    Since you have already scheduled your surgery, I post this in order for you to try to understand as much as you can about your condition. I attached a screenshot (hopefully it will upload)...
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    The PT program I do daily (after much research...

    The PT program I do daily (after much research trial and error) is made up of aerobic (treadmill), focused light weight training (dumbbells), symmetrical deep breathing stretches, and a...
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    There are a couple measurements a qualified...

    There are a couple measurements a qualified person can make to determine short leg. (other than an x-ray). In some cases, the scoliosis cure is caused by the short leg. It is the bodies method of...
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    short leg

    Since our curves are about the same when I last had them measured, I thought I would share some thoughts and experience. I was diagnosed as a teenager but did not have any serious symptoms until I...
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    66 years old.....68 degree thoracic 42 degrees...

    66 years old.....68 degree thoracic 42 degrees lumbar. I have seen literally a dozen medical professionals (including 3 chiropractors) over time. I never contemplated surgery.
    In my opinion, if...
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    Dolphins have scoliosis too.

    http://www.weather.com/news/sperm-whales-dolphin-20130124

    Hope you found it interesting....we are not alone.
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    exercises, etc

    Below is what I posted awhile ago. Please be aware that exercise can cause more pain. Whatever you do take it slow. Your body will eventually respond. Keep in mind you may be using muscles, etc...
  25. Sorry for the confusion. I am 100 % male.

    Sorry for the confusion. I am 100 % male.
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