Today I noticed that my back has a different shape than it used to be. Some of my relatives also noted it.
They say that I might have mild scoliosis (spine deformation), but it could be that my right lat is stronger than the other, so it looks deformed... I am posting pictures so you can check it.
I'll check with a medic too, but maybe you have some experience regarding this.
I did do some squats, deadlift, pullup, rows... but only recently (few months). I don't know if it can affect it this quickly (though I have gained strength on my back fairly fast).
Thank you for all your help!
Thread: uneven lats or scoliosis?
06-02-2013, 12:32 PM #1
uneven lats or scoliosis?
06-02-2013, 12:36 PM #2
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My answer will be sorta biased but I think it is scoliosis based on the uneven curves on your hips and your left shoulder being slightly higher than the right. I have scoliosis (moderate) and I'm used to seeing it but usually what I see is a lot worse.
I would see an orthopedic doctor.
Either way, mild scoliosis to moderate scoliosis is nothing to worry about as long as it isn't getting worse.1:400,000,000,000,000
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"70% of the population has some spinal curvature" Actually 100% of the populatoin has some spinal curvature: a cervical lordosis, a thoracic kyphosis and a lumbar lordosis.
What 70% of the population DOES NOT have is a sideways curvarure in the spine +/- a rotation of the vertebral bones.
Looking at your pictures, which aren't the best due to lighting / shadow etc, it would appear that you do have a scoliosis. The only way you would develop muscle asymmetry of that degree would be to do a sport such as baseball (pitcher) or tennis.
Now, if you do have a scoliosis, what caused it and what to do about it?
Sometimes it is postural, i.e. the spine straightnes when you bend forwards and it is related to your habitual posture. This is not too hard to fix.
More common is that the pelvis is not level and the uneven base is causing the slibe to twist. Depending on what country you live in, this can be assessed and treated by osteopath / chiropractor / physiotherapist.The science is out there!
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