Scoliosis, Symptoms & Treatment

Scoliosis is a term used to describe any abnormal, sideways curvature of the spine. Viewed from the back, a typical spine is straight. When scoliosis occurs, the spine can curve in one of three ways:

  • The spine curves to the side as a single curve to the left or to the right.
  • The spine has two curves (shaped like the letter S).

Symptoms

There are several common physical symptoms that may indicate scoliosis, but you should seek medical advise for confirmation:

  • One shoulder blade sticks out more than the other
  • One side of the rib cage appears higher than the other
  • One shoulder is higher than the other
  • One hip appears higher or more prominent than the other
  • One leg may appear shorter than the other
  • The waist appears uneven
  • The body tilts to one side

Treatment

Scoliosis treatment can vary depending on individual factors such as age, and severity of issue including

  • See your doctor for a diagnosis or recommendation for further treatment, including surgery.
  • See a physiotherapist or osteopath to provide corrective solutions through manipulation and prescribed exercises
  • Try stretching exercise classes that build the core and help correct the areas of tension build up, such as pilates, yoga or consider Tai Chi or the Alexander Technique for good posture. Always declare your injury to the teacher of the class.
  • Use a proper ergonomic/orthopaedic chair or adjustable back support cushion to correct your posture and allow your back to heal by reducing tension and pain build up from bad posture keep muscles strong.

How Corrigo can help

Many chairs lack the adjustability that allows you to support your body in its own natural S shape. Corrigo chairs actively prevent you from sitting in a slouched C shape and adjust to fit you correctly so that your whole body is supported in an optimum S Shape curve.  For scoliosis, it is essential that every area supported to ensure maximum pressure reduction, relief from pain and ensuring balanced muscle use, from your hips and thighs to your back, neck and shoulders

Corrigo chairs recognise and embrace individuality and our chairs, therefore, provide far higher levels of adjustability found in most chairs in the marketplace.  The Libero model is recommended for those with scoliosis and includes the following main benefits:

1. With the adjustability of the backrest and seat angles, the chair set up can be adapted to your own personal requirements in order to provide the maximum benefit.
2. The inflatable and height adjustable lumbar support keeps you in a healthy upright posture with your back supported in the right place and not pushing you in the wrong place, for maximum comfort.
3. The upper backrest supports between the shoulder blades to help encourage an open chested posture rather than pushing you forward into a slouch.  We can provide an additional inflatable support for this area as well, which previous clients with scoliosis have found very helpful.
4.  The height, depth and width adjustable armrests will ensure you can support your arms close to your side, which takes the pressure and tension build up of heavy arms, off the shoulder, neck and upper back.
5.  The chairs are available in 3 sizes so we can recommend the right size to ensure a true fit.
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