What causes a spine to curve?

How do you fix a curved spine?

Surgery to correct severe spine curvature and congenital kyphosis. Exercises and physical therapy to increase muscle strength.

Treatment for lordosis may include:

  1. Medication to relieve pain and swelling.
  2. Exercise and physical therapy to increase muscle strength and flexibility.
  3. Wearing a back brace.
  4. Weight loss.
  5. Surgery.

Can a curved spine fix itself?

As scoliosis is an incurable and progressive condition, it will neither go away, nor fix itself without treatment.

Is it normal for my spine to curve in?

In normal, healthy individuals, the spine always curves. However, it occurs in a very specific way. SpineUniverse explains that this curve is normally only visible when viewed from a side (aka lateral) view.

How should you sleep if you have scoliosis?

In terms of sleeping position, the best position for someone with scoliosis is to sleep flat on their back. The use of pillows to fill the gaps between the back and the mattress help to keep the spine in a straight and neutral position.

Is scoliosis caused by bad posture?

The vast majority of scoliosis cases are classified as ‘idiopathic’, meaning not associated with a single-known cause. People who are born with the condition have congenital scoliosis, and bad posture cannot cause scoliosis because it is a structural condition.

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