The main practices to fix a spine that are completely useless: 8 false myths
This report is intended for those who have discovered a scoliosis, lordosis or kyphosis and absolutely want to straighten their spine. This report will allow you to identify those unnecessary and harmful practices that do not fix the spine.
You have found out a scoliosis, kyphosis or lordosis and now you obviously want to find a remedy and a permanent solution.
Maybe you’ve looked at yourself in the mirror many times and you have seen yourself curved and unattractive. Or you feel pain in your back and you are wondering the reason of this strange pain.
After all, you want to have a straight back as well because having a crooked spine will prevent you from having a normal life. It is normal to have this aspiration.
Having a crooked back gives you the feeling of being in cage and inferior to the others. Everyone is spending time taking care of their bodies, but you’re forced to just sit on the couch reading boring books. Having a crooked spine involves several deficits, from those that make your life difficult to those that make it impossible.
1) Aesthetic reason: a crooked spine is ugly to see and if you suffer from this problem you know how it feels to manage social relations with a curved back. It’s just like talking to a person having an inscription on your forehead saying “I’m crooked, have mercy on me!”.
2) You cannot do a lot of sports: a crooked back often prevents you from carrying out many of the most common sports activities. It also prevents you from reaching higher levels in sports and physical activities in general. So while others are reinforcing their bodies you look more like a bookworm.
3) Disabling situation: in the most serious cases the crooked spine can cause pain or even disabling symptoms. If your situation is severe you are probably spending most of your time in a bed while the others are hanging out having fun.
It is a really bad feeling; you feel heavy and clumsy. But above all you are convinced that your condition cannot be solved. You probably already surrendered to this situation and you are trying to forget about it. But by doing this, you inevitably fall back into your everyday mediocrity and misery. You will undoubtedly find yourself facing a life that can provide you with very little chance of success both emotional and in the workplace, just because of your bad posture.
Anyone in their right mind, who has to face with such a situation, would decide to act and to solve this painful condition. There’s only one problem: out there is full of people ready to solve your scoliosis, kyphosis or lordosis. Having too many choices, you feel anxious: why are there so many different methods to straighten a spine?
After a brief search on the web and after asking for some advice to your preferred specialist you realize that in fact none of those methods in use are able to correct your spine.
But how is it possible that no method in use today is able to straighten a kyphosis, lordosis, or scoliosis? Yet, that’s true. So, in order to prevent you from the useless work-load of trying all the techniques in circulation, we decided to draw up directly a list of useless or even harmful practices.
1) Posture Tips
How many times in school you were told by the teacher to stand straight with your back? How often have your parents said: “keep straight!”. How many times alone in the twilight of your room you have put your back against the wall in order to make it adhere perfectly and you could not? How many times you’re trying to sit properly on the chair and then naturally return in a wrong position after a few minutes?
You must know that all of these postural advices are absolutely useless and do not have any actual effect on your posture. Those that are actually straight don’t need to pay attention; they succeed naturally because they have biomechanical structures that hold them in a correct position.
So stop listening to the prophets of the “Keep Straight!”. That’s not the way to find a solution to your postural problems.
Typically when the specialists do not know which way to turn, they decide to send you to a psychologist because if they fail to fix your spine it is definitely because you do not want to let it get straightened. So the psychologist begins grueling sessions looking for the deep psychic causes of your bad posture.
The only change you will see is that your wallet will get lighter as this approach is completely wrong. The causes of scoliosis, kyphosis or lordosis are definitely not psychological. They are linked to biomechanics.
If you are crooked, this is not due to the fact that your father was not enough affectionate with you when you were a child, but because your skull tends to fall because it is not adequately supported and so your spine twists.
3) The spine can be only adjusted at a young age.
Another tribal belief is that the spine can be only adjusted at a young age (within the 15th year of life). So all those who realize they have scoliosis, kyphosis or lordosis after this age should resign and hope in a miracle.
This is another wrong belief that has actually been disproved by facts. The spine can be straightened even at a later stage. The majority of those who adopt the Starecta method have largely passed the age of development. Yet they manage to fix their spines. How can the prophets of “straightening possible only at a young age” explain this?
4) Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Personal Trainers.
These are the worst practices because they are not only useless but they can even be harmful to the human body. This category includes all those specialists such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and personal trainers.
Trying to correct your posture with exercise or manipulation is harmful because, instead of stretching the spine and lengthening it as we do at Starecta, they try to push it in an upright position trough muscular compensation.
So these practices are trying to fix the spine strengthening a muscle on one side or trying to relax a tense muscle on the other side. This way, though, not only the spine doesn’t really straighten (no more than 3-4 degrees), but it creates a dangerous muscle asymmetry. In the best scenario, the patient will be back to his usual posture after a few weeks and will be forced to return to the specific therapist.
In short, if muscles are twisting or tense beyond capacity, they may disrupt the normal functioning of organs and veins / arteries that are passing by. A muscle that is twisted, or that stretched beyond its normal physiology can exert a pressure against an organ making it work poorly or against a vein making more complicated the blood flow, etc.
It’s clear that if this compensation occurs near vital organs you are playing with people’s lives.
On the other hand, when you try to loose or relax those muscles in our body that are tense, this has a beneficial effect that is only temporary. In fact, those muscles being more tense and painful in our body, are such because they try to keep our posture straight preventing us to crumble like the leaning tower of Pisa. So, it is normal that the job done by such specialists does not solve anything. We must act at the origin of this postural bio-mechanism.
Thus, you should stop these practices immediately. Eventually, it is better to keep scoliosis, kyphosis or lordosis than trying to adjust them with postural exercises.
Sport is one of the most frequent advices when you have back pain. Everyone has a recipe that basically boils down to miles of laps back and forth in the swimming pool. What’s better than a swim when you have back pain?
Beyond the romantic vision of this practice, you must know that playing sports is one of those activities that not only are useless, but that can do even harm. In fact, if swimming (or practicing other sports) is done at a professional level or in a very intense way, it could create serious muscular compensations in the body generating the unwelcome effects seen in the previous section.
A muscle that increases in size asymmetrically risks jeopardizing the proper functioning of organs and blood vessels.
Here are some sports you should avoid if you have a bad posture:
– postural gymnastics
Playing sports with a body like yours is like going 300 km /h with a Ferrari having the axis of the wheels crooked. After 500 meters you will definitely have an accident.
6) Orthopedic insoles
Orthopedic insoles, instead, are among those unnecessary practices that do not offer any benefits to posture. This practice is based on the assumption that scoliosis depends on ascending factors, i.e. that the origin of this problem is in your feet.
According to these useless beliefs, podalic tactile afferents may interact significantly with a crooked back; or that a podalic gap or a different leg length or pelvis rotation, originate from below.
It is totally useless trying to correct this deficit with a slab under the foot. Your back will not budge an inch. Trying to correct or overcome this problem from below, your spine will have no benefit. On the contrary, the body will have to find a new adaptation. The origin of this problem is not in your feet.
Unless you are a medieval tortures lover, we strongly advise you to avoid the corset (also called orthopedic corset). There is nothing the corset can do and it can also be harmful to the body. Indeed it immobilizes the spine and it can also create callus between the vertebrae.
People suggesting you to wear a corset are doing it for the following reason: they think they’ll never be able to fix a spine, but at least they can avoid a worsening of the situation. Thus the corset, while freezing the spin, is replacing it by reducing your mobility to zero.
This torture is inflicted, especially to teenagers, during the age of development, so if you are an adult you are lucky enough that no one will try to give you one.
The result of these efforts is the same with the practices seen before: nothing will happen and you will live a happy life of scoliosis, kyphosis or lordosis.
Let’s face it; you did not need this article to know that no one is able to correct your back.
Yet, it is not true that you cannot do anything to correct it.