10 Best Stretches and Exercises for Scoliosis

Scoliosis [1] is a condition that results in the spine to curve. Scoliosis is more likely to occur at a young age, usually before you reach puberty. The cause of most cases is still unknown. However, scoliosis has been traced to certain diseases such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy.

In most cases, scoliosis is mild and may not require treatment. People can live comfortably with these mild cases. However, the condition can also get moderate or severe, in this case immediate treatment is needed with a back brace [2] or surgery. There is in fact a level of severity in which breathing becomes difficult for the individual due to compression of the lungs and chest.

People living with scoliosis may experience fatigue and back pain. There are certain ways to ease back pain from scoliosis, the most common of which is exercise. With the right exercise you can improve your spine’s positioning. Keep reading to learn 10 best stretches and exercises for scoliosis that can help strengthen your core muscles and improve your overall posture, reducing pain and tiredness.

Exercise for Scoliosis

With the help of these exercises, you may strengthen your lower back muscles, strengthen your core and develop better posture. Exercise will also help lessen some of the discomfort associated with having scoliosis and assist slightly rectify the alignment of your spine.

Pelvic Tilts

This exercise is effective in strengthening the lower back muscles:

Step 1: Lie on your back, either on an exercise mad or on the floor.

Step 2: Activate your core muscles to strengthen your back on the floor, tilting your pelvis slightly forward.

Step 3: Maintain the position for at least five seconds

You can repeat the exercise ten times, twice daily, to continue building your lower back muscles.