Episode 9: The Power Of Yoga for Scoliosis with Dr. Loren Fishman
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[2:10] What is scoliosis
[4:00] Scoliosis is more common in teenage girls
[5:50] A healthier alternative to X-rays
[7:10] The serious ramifications of scoliosis in the elderly
[9:40] Dire consequences of untreated scoliosis
[15:40] Strengthening the weak side
[21:45] Temporarily weakening the strong side
[25:50] Understanding the imbalance of muscles
[32:20] Strengthening your back muscles
[38:00] Ending surgery as the dominant treatment
[44:15] Thai Chi for osteoperoses
[51:30] Outcomes depend on compliance
Dr Fishman on His Yoga Routine for Scoliosis
Healing scoliosis without surgery seems impossible, but yoga may provide hope to patients suffering under the weight of their diagnosis. Today, we welcome back Dr.Fishman to discuss his yoga routine for scoliosis. His technique is helping patients without surgical intervention. Most cases of scoliosis are characterized as idiopathic, meaning no medical explanation. However, Dr. Fishman believes the cause is simply muscular imbalance.
This simple hypothesis informs his yoga therapy so that he can address the weaker side of his patients. By evening out the muscular capacity, it is possible to reverse scoliosis and prevent dire symptoms from arising. Left untreated, the angle of the curve worsens by 1 degree each year. Elderly patients with untreated scoliosis can develop curves that obstruct the heart’s ability to fill with blood, subsequently depleting the organs of oxygen.
Early intervention is the key to reducing the long-term consequences of scoliosis. Dr. Fishman’s Yoga for scoliosis has the potential to change lives, and help patients live a stronger bones lifestyle!
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
It is characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine, which can make the person who has it uncomfortable and in pain. A number of things, including bad posture, heredity, and aberrant spinal development, can contribute to scoliosis.
Yoga is a beneficial kind of exercise for those who have scoliosis. Enhancing flexibility and fortifying the muscles that support the spine can help lessen pain and discomfort.
In order to make sure that your yoga practice is both safe and beneficial for your condition, it is crucial to work with a certified yoga instructor who has experience working with people who have scoliosis.
Scoliosis can result in persistent pain and discomfort, as well as breathing difficulties and other respiratory issues, if it is not corrected. In extreme circumstances, the spine’s aberrant curvature can exert pressure on the heart and other organs, which could result in more serious health issues.
In order to avoid these potential effects and receive the right care, it’s critical to see a doctor if you think you may have scoliosis.
Some theories suggest that the repetitive movements and asymmetrical postures involved in dance may contribute to the development of the condition. Additionally, dancers may have a higher incidence of hypermobility, which can also increase the risk of developing scoliosis.
It is important for dancers to be aware of the potential risks and work with a medical professional to monitor their spinal health and seek appropriate treatment if necessary.