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My teen kid’s scoliosis

hello my son is 16 yrs old and he has scoliosis,but he recently started swimming atleast 2 times a week(2 hour trainings).Is it possible that scoliosis can be caused by poor posture?he spends a lot of time on the computer since he was young (6+ hrs a day)

Besides scoliosis he only a little scapular winging.This is a picture from 2015 when he was 13(now hes 16 and i have to take him to another x ray to see results but it doesnt look any different to me now).Can this curve be fixed with swimming?And will it get worse throughout life?He is planning to work at a sitting job or a construction worker.Thanks for your answers in advance.I will add a picture later today because i cant add it through my phone,also nobody in our family circle or before has/or had scoliosis.



  • LizLiz Posts: 9,745

    hello teenscoliosis16 

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  • WLLadyWLLady Ontario CanadaPosts: 1,484


    best thing i think is to work with your/his doctor and come up with a plan to try and rebalance muscles as much as possible.  it really depends on how big the curves are, and if he progresses in the future.  some don't.  some do.  and really one cannot tell until one gets there.....  there are a few folks on here that have had scoli since they were young, hopefully they'll drop by and lend some words.  for me i'm not sure if i had it before i grew up or not, but ended up having a huge curve at 44 that needed fixing when it all collapsed... best is to work with your doctor(s) and come up with a plan for physical activity that will help strengthen the core muscles and keep monitoring it regularly.....make sure it's not getting worse. 

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