Scoliosis is a condition that affects the spinal column, causing it to curve sideways, and is believed to affect up to 3% of the population.
As well as impacting your posture, it can lead to a lot of discomfort and pain – particularly in the lower back.
Unfortunately, there are many myths and misconceptions about scoliosis that have the potential to do more harm than good.
These myths can lead to people living a life of agonizing back pain when there are ways to overcome the condition naturally, and safely.
In this blog post, you can discover 5 of the most damaging scoliosis myths – how many have you heard in the past?
Myth #1: Scoliosis Is Only A Cosmetic Issue
One of the most harmful myths about scoliosis is that it is only a cosmetic issue.
This is far from the truth!
Scoliosis can cause severe back pain, numbness or tingling in the limbs, and even trouble breathing if the spinal curve is severe enough.
And then there are the lifestyle costs too – scoliosis can leave you unable to do the things that you love or mean that when you do, it’s ruined by pain and discomfort.
Finally, untreated scoliosis can lead to further complications such as spinal stenosis, arthritis, and nerve damage.
So scoliosis is much more than a cosmetic issue!
Myth #2: Scoliosis Can Be Cured With A Back Brace
While a back brace can help stop the progression of scoliosis in some cases, it does not cure the condition.
It merely prevents it from getting worse.
In severe cases, surgery may be required to correct the curvature of the spine.
But often, there are many safe, proven, and natural ways to relieve the back pain associated with scoliosis and improve your posture.
So don’t rush to surgery when less risky options are available.
Myth #3: Only Girls Get Scoliosis
While it is true that scoliosis is more common in girls, boys can still develop the condition.
Scoliosis can affect people of all ages and races, male or female.
In fact, young boys are more likely to require surgery to correct their scoliosis than girls.
So if you’re a man, or you have a son or grandson who’s frequently complaining about a sore back, it may be a warning sign of scoliosis and shouldn’t be ruled out purely on gender or age alone.
Myth #4: Exercising Will Worsen Scoliosis
Many people believe that exercising or engaging in physical activities can worsen scoliosis.
But actually, exercise can be a tremendous help in managing scoliosis.
Stretching and strengthening exercises that are specifically designed to improve scoliosis can help reduce pain and improve mobility.
A common mistake when exercising and stretching is to head online, and try the first few that you find.
But this often leads to poor results – you might be doing exercises that aren’t right for you, or you might be performing them wrong which means you don’t see any success.
Myth #5: Scoliosis Is A Condition That Goes Away On Its Own
Scoliosis is a condition that rarely improves on its own.
So the earlier scoliosis is diagnosed and treated, the better the outcome. Ignoring scoliosis can lead to permanent damage, chronic pain and make the road to recovery much longer.
That’s why it’s crucial to get a proper diagnosis from a specialist for you, or your child sooner, rather than later.
Relieving Back Pain And Scoliosis Naturally
While you may have been told back braces, surgery, or reliance on painkillers is the only route, this is not true.
We’ve worked with thousands of patients over the years, and our team have helped end chronic back pain, and ease the impact of scoliosis.
To find out more, you can arrange a Free Discovery Visit.
This gives you time with an expert physical therapist so you can get a clear understanding of what’s happening with your back and the natural ways to treat it.
If it is scoliosis that’s the issue, we can help with that too!
More Free Advice For Relieving Your Back Pain
Read our blog – 6 Proven Tips To Avoid Lower Back Pain
Read our blog – 5 Ways To Help With Back Pain While Sitting