I was diagnosed with a minor case of scoliosis about 6 years ago, I have a 36 degree curve on my spine. Now I have went through all the scoliosis topics on tnation and couldnt find anything I was looking for.
I have been lifting for about a year now and have never had any back problems or pains, however I don’t squat or deadlift. I feel that they are the 2 best lifts and I would love to incorporate them into my workout but I am worried to do them because of my back.
Any suggestions or advice on weather or not squats and or deadlifts will further worsen my back or if my back will be able to sustain it would really be appreciated.
Ive also asked doctors before and I have gotten mixed answers, some doctors say that the best thing is to strengthen my back and that my scoliosis should not hold me back from anything. I also have other doctors saying that physical work and constant weight on my back will worsen my condition. Because of these mixed answers I have gotten in the past im hoping that I will get some closure to my question.