help fixing scoliosis

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    Feb 25, 2009 8:30 AM GMT
    Yeah, i have moderate scoliosis, enough to be visible and it presents me with problems, any ideas on how to reduce the curvature permanetly without surgery? im pretty low on money too :-/ but its a serious medical issue that concerns and affects me greatly >.<

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    Feb 25, 2009 5:30 PM GMT
    pretty sure there are vests you can buy that wrap around your upper body to help straighten it out. it will obviously be uncomfortable at first since your spine has grown that way, but it should straighten out a bit with time. that's what i've been told at least.
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    Feb 25, 2009 5:34 PM GMT
    I'm not aware of anything an individual can do to reduce scoliosis other than bracing or surgery. I checked a reputable web site for you. This is pasted from the Mayo Clinic page

    Other treatments that have been studied for treatment of scoliosis include:

    * Electrical stimulation of muscles
    * Chiropractic manipulation
    * Exercise

    There's no evidence that any of these methods prevent spinal curvature from progressing. Although exercise alone can't stop scoliosis, exercise may have the benefit of improving overall health and well-being.

    Zach ...You may want to check with a physical therapist to decide what the best exercises for you would be. I'm assuming a scoliosis specialist has seen you. Scoliosis, if it is the type that progresses, can compromise the lungs and heart. If you have not checked with an orthopedic surgeon it would be appropriate to do so.

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/scoliosis/DS00194/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs

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    Feb 25, 2009 10:47 PM GMT
    I have ideopathic scoliosis which was operated on when I was a teenager.

    As an adult there is nothing you can do straighten your spine and the operations that are done to teenagers are done to ensure the curve does not get any worse.

    Wearing a brace is only suitable for teenagers as the idea is to stop the curve getting any worse while the bones are still growing. There's no point wearing a brace (support) once you're an adult.

    http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/scoliosis