Do you have Scoliosis? You are not alone. It is very common with as many as 1 in 50 in the U.S suffering with this disorder. It is a complex disorder that has many different variables but they all relate to an abnormal curvature of the spine.
The normal spine should exhibit a curve. This serves multiple functions, one of which relates to shock absorption from mechanical stress during movement of the body. If the shock absorption is not optimal due to an abnormal curvature as in the case of Scoliosis, then it can lead to other problems such as headaches, back pain, and even chronic fatigue.
Spinal infusion is a common approach to treating Scoliosis. This is quite invasive and can be a little scary. There are alternatives. Did you know that Dayna Culwell, a certified yoga therapist in Lakeway can help you with Scoliosis? Read on to learn how.
The human body is an incredible thing. It will continually seek to adapt so as to cope with weaknesses or impairments. As in the case of Scoliosis, the curvature of the spine pulls the torso in a particular direction, and the body compensates by developing asymmetric muscle strength.
In the end, this means some muscles are working harder than others and much more so than they were ever intended to. That means pain and discomfort.
Further, patients with Scoliosis have poorly developed posture as a result of the condition. This affects breathing and has even been linked with negative effects on mental health.
Therapeutic yoga can be used to stretch out and ease the tension on tight overworked muscles. This can help to alleviate some of the pull and habituation that occurs in the muscles in response to Scoliosis. The soothing that follows those yoga exercises will be a welcomed relief.
Also, the muscles that are underused tend to be tight. Yoga can help these release tension so that eventually the person can find their most comfortable state of being even though they have Scoliosis.
A further benefit that comes from yoga is learning to breathe properly. Deep breathing and relaxation that comes from these techniques have multiple benefits. It can aid better posture and lead to a more positive and healthy frame of mind. See what some people are saying about the benefits of yoga in their life here.
It is often the case with conditions like Scoliosis that no one intervention or treatment has all the answers. You need to explore the use of several approaches in a balanced way that can help you live the best possible life despite having Scoliosis.
Yoga by Dayna in Lakeway is about providing a more holistic but very specific approach to Scoliosis in recognition that it is more than simply a curvature of the spine. Therefore the treatment needs to include approaches that take into account the whole person and their specific complaints.
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