Preventing scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. Scoliosis often occurs during the growth spurt right before puberty. Here are some things you can do to prevent scoliosis:

  • Get tested: Genetic tests can help to identify individuals who are more at risk for getting scoliosis and can then take preventative measures. 
  • Exercise and stretch regularly: Exercising and stretching regularly helps to improve your spine’s flexibility and strengthens your core’s muscles which helps to improve overall spine health. 
  • Maintain good posture: Poor posture is one of the things that progresses scoliosis. Practice good posture whenever you can whether it’s standing, walking, or sitting.