Are sleeping postures hereditary

The most important thing in scoliosis is the correct sleeping position!

The correct sleeping position for scoliosis

Healthy sleep is important, everyone agrees on this - but not on the correct sleeping position that leads to it. Most of the time, the supine position is recommended for scoliosis or back pain, here you can find out why the supine position is exactly the wrong sleeping position. A few impressive examples show how effective the correct sleeping position is.

What can be learned from infant colioses?

In the 1970s it became apparent that colioses of infants were about 100 times (!) More common in England than in the USA. In contrast to England, the prone position was recommended there. When this was also adopted in England, the infant colioses disappeared in a very short time! However, this success was never discussed or clarified in detail and was therefore forgotten. Today, the supine position is recommended for babies by the majority, and so infant coliosis are increasingly being observed again.

It is noticeable that children and adolescents who are mainly lying on their back due to paralysis, dementia, permanent ventilation or neurological defects develop scoliosis almost 100%! This illustrates how a permanent supine position promotes scoliosis and does not prevent it!

Why is there no scoliosis in the animal kingdom?

Animals are not only protected from scoliosis by their instinctive sleeping posture. Scoliosis is the result of walking upright and the anatomical prerequisite for it is in all of us. The lying position at night alone decides whether or not the spine will be curved.

Why is the correct lying position so important, especially at night?

All growth, including spinal growth, takes place at night. This is regulated by hormones. Therefore, the growth of scoliosis must be influenced at night. The correct sleeping position is crucial here. Therefore, wearing corsets during the day is ineffective, it only deforms the ribs, but does not straighten the spine. Such measures have no lasting effect on the shape of the spine

Early detection of the flat back can prevent scoliosis. The key role of the flat back has so far been completely overlooked. However, this precedes every scoliosis by several years and begins around the age of seven or eight.

During this time, children are at risk of developing a flat back if they lie in the wrong position at night. This explains the incipient change in the vascular system. With the early detection of the flat back, scoliosis can be prevented in good time.

Clara Haskil - one of the most important pianists of the 20th century.

She was diagnosed with a curvature of the spine at the age of 13. At the age of 19, she was finally recommended to undergo treatment in a plaster corset. In a clinic she was practically condemned to immobility for four years, lying on her back. The scoliosis did not improve and she had to live with pain until her death.

Treatment in plaster cradles is no longer recommended due to obvious ineffectiveness!

The correct sleeping position is crucial for healthy spine growth right from the start. The most important thing is to avoid lying on your back at night. Changes in the spine in scoliosis are the same as in osteoarthritis, triggered by circulatory disorders caused by the supine position. Scoliosis pain is therefore arthritis pain. With the correct sleeping position, blood flow can be significantly improved and the process that promotes osteoarthritis can be halted. This illustrates why the supine position must still be avoided in adulthood in order to prevent back pain.

Don't let yourself get bent and become an expert yourself, because the success of the treatment increases with understanding! Since a deformation that has already occurred can only be reversed to a limited extent, action must be taken in good time. However, you should always discuss changes that affect your spine with a specialist.

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