At Bethesda Spine and Posture, we believe that everyone deserves to live a healthy, pain-free
life. That's why we offer a range of chiropractic services to help our patients feel their best. If
you're living with scoliosis, you may be wondering what you can do to improve your spine's
health. The good news is that there are exercises you can do to strengthen your spine and
reduce pain. In this article, we'll explore the benefits of chiropractic care for scoliosis and
provide exercises to help strengthen your spine.
Scoliosis is a condition that affects the curvature of the spine. Instead of having a straight spine,
those with scoliosis have a spine that curves to the side. This can cause pain, discomfort, and
difficulty with movement. While scoliosis can occur at any age, it's most commonly diagnosed
during adolescence. It's estimated that 2-3% of the population is living with scoliosis.
Chiropractic Care for Scoliosis
Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment option for scoliosis. Our chiropractic team
specializes in treating scoliosis and can provide personalized treatment plans to help manage
your symptoms. Chiropractic care can help improve spinal alignment, reduce pain, and improve
mobility. By working with our chiropractors, you can learn exercises to help strengthen your
spine and improve your overall well-being.
Top 5 Scoliosis Exercises
Exercise is an essential component of managing scoliosis. While it's important to work with a
chiropractor to develop a personalized exercise plan, there are several exercises you can do at
home to help strengthen your spine. Here are some exercises that can help:
1. Plank: Planks are an excellent exercise for strengthening your core and improving your
posture. To do a plank, start in a push-up position, with your hands directly under your
shoulders. Tighten your abs and glutes and hold the position for 30-60 seconds.
2. Wall Angels: Wall Angels are a great exercise for improving shoulder and upper back
mobility. Stand with your back against a wall and your arms at your sides. Slowly raise
your arms up to a 90-degree angle, keeping your elbows and wrists against the wall.
Hold the position for a few seconds and then slowly lower your arms back down.
3. Cat-Cow Stretch: The Cat-Cow stretch is an excellent exercise for improving spinal
mobility. Start on your hands and knees, with your hands directly under your shoulders
and your knees under your hips. Arch your back up towards the ceiling, and then lower it
down towards the floor. Repeat the movement for several repetitions.
4. Superman: Superman is a great exercise for strengthening your lower back muscles.
Lie on your stomach with your arms and legs stretched out. Slowly lift your arms, legs,
and chest off the ground, holding the position for a few seconds before lowering back
5. Hip Bridge: The Hip Bridge is a great exercise for strengthening your glutes and lower
back muscles. Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground.
Lift your hips up towards the ceiling, squeezing your glutes as you do so. Hold the
position for a few seconds before lowering back down.
Living with scoliosis can be challenging, but with the right treatment plan and exercise regimen,
you can manage your symptoms and improve your spinal health. At Bethesda Spine and
Posture, our chiropractic team is dedicated to helping our patients live their best lives. By
incorporating these exercises into your routine, you can strengthen your spine and reduce pain.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and start your journey towards a healthier,