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1. What are the symptoms of scoliosis?
Symptoms of scoliosis are: (1) uneven shoulder and waist, (2) one shoulder blade higher than the other and (3) one hip higher than the other.
2. Can bad posture cause scoliosis?
No, scoliosis is not a result of sitting in bad posture or with a slouch. However, sitting in a bad posture can cause postural scoliosis which can be reversed.
3. Is yoga good for scoliosis?
Some yoga poses can help to lengthen and realign the spine. Any yoga posture, which includes twisting of the spine should be avoided.
4. Can scoliosis affect growth in children?
A mild case of scoliosis does not affect the growth or height of a child, but if left untreated, it may result in a large curvature and may affect the height of a child.
5. What is the treatment for scoliosis?
The treatment for scoliosis includes: (1) bracing: to prevent the curvature from being growing further in the growth years and (2) surgery of the spine when the curve is higher than 40 degrees.