5 Tips For Living With Scoliosis

What tips should you follow for living with scoliosis?

  1. Have a daily stretching routine
  2. Use targeted exercises
  3. Keep your joints warm
  4. Sleep on a firm mattress
  5. Get regular chiropractic adjustments
Scoliosis can be a very debilitating condition. Those who have it often find themselves struggling with day-to-day tasks, such as getting dressed or walking. Some people even suffer from chronic pain and discomfort on top of limited mobility.  While it does seem like an impossible situation, don’t worry. A few lifestyle changes here and there can make all the difference for your scoliosis symptoms, and gradually help you overcome your condition. Read on to learn our top tips for living with scoliosis. 

Have a daily stretching routine

Have a daily stretching routine One simple thing to start integrating into your day is a regular stretching routine. This will help you mitigate the pain and discomfort, and may even help address the posture problems that scoliosis causes.  One stretch you can try is to lean your body in one direction with your hands held together above your head. Hold and repeat this on each side for several seconds at a time. This stretch can help elongate your spine muscles, and release the pain and tension they’re holding. The best way to construct your stretching routine is through some trial and error, and by consulting with a professional chiropractor. They would know which stretches will work best for your specific condition. 

Use targeted exercises

Aside from stretching, exercise is another activity you should be doing regularly. It’s the center of every self-care plan, and getting your body moving for just a few minutes every day can go a long way in relieving any pain and soreness you feel. That said, you don’t have to go all out for every workout. Instead, focus on exercises that target your core and back muscles, which will help you strengthen your spine. 

Keep your joints warm

It’s common for those with scoliosis to feel even worse in cold, damp weather. It makes your muscles stiffen up even more, which exacerbates the discomfort you feel in your back and shoulders.  To combat this, always keep your joints (and body) warm. Try soaking in warm baths before bed, and layering more clothes during the rainy season. You can also use heat packs along your spine to loosen up your muscles. 

Sleep on a firm mattress

  Sleep is very important for your health. It’s not uncommon for your body to feel worse when you lack rest, which unfortunately happens often for those with scoliosis. A good night's sleep is significantly more difficult to achieve with this condition. So, we suggest investing in a nice firm mattress. Your back should respond best to a firm or medium-firm mattress. This should give your spine more support throughout the night, and reduce the discomfort you feel in bed. 

Get regular chiropractic adjustments

Get regular chiropractic adjustments Those with scoliosis know how this condition affects the forward and backward curve of their spine, and how this condition throws everything out of alignment.  This is where seeing an experienced chiropractor like our doctors at Chiropractic Philippines can be valuable. Our chiropractors know just the right adjustments to make to encourage your spine back to its proper position. Using gentle, precise movements, they can help you relieve your pain and discomfort throughout treatment. Seeing our chiropractors will help you eventually improve your posture, and restore mobility and function of your spine. Our treatment plans will also prevent the further degradation of your spine and back muscles. 

Key Takeaway

These tips for living with scoliosis will help you better cope with your spine condition, and manage your symptoms. With the right routine, you may even be able to achieve a straighter, healthier spine! To begin your journey to recovery, contact Chiropractic Philippines today. We can help you better your chances of realigning your spine and preventing complications from this condition.

Written By: Dr. Benedicto Luz Adorable III

Dr. Ben is the CEO and Founder of Philippine Chiropractic Healthcare Specialist. He has a Doctorate Degree of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic.

To read more about Dr. Ben, click here.

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