Scoliosis pain relief falls into two categories: acute and chronic. In periods of acute flare-up the emphasis is on resting the spine and getting comfortable lying down - because getting a good night's sleep is the most difficult of missions. In the chronic stage the treatment is more pro-active and intensive where you are looking to strengthen and straighten the spine.
With scoliosis pain relief, some of the simplest measures are amazingly effective. This particularly apples to getting comfortable in bed. For example, simply putting a pillow into the lateral concavity of your curve can make all the difference to lying on your side comfortably (you may have to move it up or down when lying on the other side). In a similar way, putting a pillow in the small of your back when lying on your back can make all the difference.
Spinal scoliosis isn't at all scary when you understand it. What's also illuminating is how hard you can push a scoliotic spine to 'undo' its curvature. Although you never get the spine completely straight, it will feel looser and less painful from the benefit of mobilisation.
Scoliosis pain relief in the chronic (less painful) phase focuses on loosening the spinal segments, stretching the spine out of its scoliotic twists (spinal decompression) and spinal strengthening exercises to help the spine stay up stronger and straighter. Although you will never get the spine completely straight you can lessen the curves (and the back is much more comfortable being more compliant).
Highly effective end-stage treatment, aimed at stopping the spinal curvature getting worse, involves more strenuous straightening and strengthening. Believe it or not, handstands (for all ages!) are the ultimate as upper back strengthening exercises. All except these, you will see these in the video above 'Physical Therapy for Scoliosis'.
Over the BackBlock is ideal for spinal pain relief
Shown below are some of the exercises for scoliosis pain relief featured in Sarah's 35 minute video. Self treatment of scoliosis should start with watching this video. It makes such a difference to the outcome to be confident in what you're doing.
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