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Upper Spine FAQ

Question:

I was told I have scoliosis and snapping scapula. Are the two somehow related?

Answer:

They can be. Changes in posture can cause changes in the alignment of the rib cage. If the change becomes permanent, as can happen with scoliosis, the shoulder blade may begin to thump or snap as it glides over the rib cage. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist to see if exercises could improve your spine and shoulder blade alignment.



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