Myths about Scoliosis

Myths about causation (what causes scoliosis?)
  • It is not a postural problem.
  • You do not get scoliosis from a soft mattress.
  • The carrying of heavy school bags neither causes a curve nor makes an existing one worse.
  • You do not get scoliosis from watching too much television and eating too much junk food.
  • Scoliosis is not contagious – you cannot catch it from someone who has a curvature.
  • Having scoliosis does not mean that you will not be able to have children or will have trouble with a normal birth.
African myths about scoliosis
  • Scoliosis is not a curse!
  • Scoliosis patients are not potential candidates for money rituals. The hump on their back does not signify some amount of mercury that can enhance the productivity of money rituals.



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