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Scoliosis. Are massage chairs good for back pain?

By October 21, 2023March 28th, 2024Massage chair

Scoliosis is one of the most common conditions faced particularly by people who spend a lot of time at a desk or who do not pay attention to their back posture. Scoliosis ‘doesn’t hurt’ unless it gets worse, and in most cases it is detected by chance. Unfortunately, this problem not only causes back pain, but can also interfere with the health of the bones, joints and internal organs such as the heart and lungs.

Summary:

  1. Scoliosis, a condition with many causes – What are the symptoms?
  2. Scoliosis can be prevented before you get to the doctor – Discover the benefits of massage chairs

1. Scoliosis, a condition with many causes – What are the symptoms?

The condition is manifested by a lateral curvature of the spine, either in the shape of a letter C or an S. The latter is the most serious. Symptoms associated are breathing problems and acute pain. Added to this is the body posture that is tilted to one side, asymmetrical shoulders, disproportionate hips, head slightly tilted to one side, legs are at different lengths, and the ribs on one side of the ribcage are asymmetrical, i.e. higher than those on the opposite side. The condition is favoured by a multitude of causes of different nature.

Wear and tear of the spine as you get older, osteoporosis, poor body posture, spinal trauma, congenital scoliosis, neuromuscular scoliosis or cerebral palsy are the most common causes leading to curvature of the spine. The condition also manifests itself in fatigue after sitting or standing for a long time. In addition, chronic fatigue also occurs because scoliosis presses on the chest cavity, making it difficult to breathe.

Mild signs usually occur in people aged 10-15 years, and are especially prevalent in girls. As already mentioned, this problem does not hurt if it is in its early stages. As the curvature of the spine deepens, pain begins to occur, as well as discomfort in the lower back and chest.

2. Scoliosis can be prevented before you get to the doctor – Discover the benefits of massage chairs

Symptoms of scoliosis can be prevented or at least the pain can be alleviated so that it does not affect your daily routine. To keep the discomfort associated with scoliosis at bay, you can take up dancing or swimming or other activities that encourage proper spinal maintenance.

Scoliosis affects the lower back and discomfort in this area can be relieved with professional massage chairs. Why are massage chairs good for your back health? The best massage chairs are equipped with back and shoulder scanning technology, as well as intensive massage and heating programmes for the lower back. Regular medical check-ups and posture control while walking or sitting are also among the specialists’ tips.

If you identify signs of scoliosis, it is advisable to schedule a medical consultation. The diagnosis can be confirmed by a number of methods, from physical examination, X-ray, neurological examination to ultrasound or MRI. Depending on the outcome of the evaluation, your doctor will recommend the appropriate treatment.

The presence of scoliosis does not affect quality or length of life. You can have a perfectly normal routine even if you experience this back problem. The problem occurs when the condition becomes chronic, puts pressure on the heart and liver, presses on the rib cage, which predisposes the person to heart disease, liver disease or breathing difficulties that can cause death.

So see your doctor if you notice at least one of the symptoms. Keep your body posture under control, do sports that support your spine and get regular massage to prevent and relieve lower back, shoulder and back pain.

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