When people come with serious scoliosis curvature of the spine I often find that the pelvis is also crooked. And is clearly shown on every x-ray of a person that has scoliosis that I have seen so far. Your hip bones are part of your pelvis as well. When your hips are uneven, with one hip higher than the other, it means your pelvis is tilted.
This is also called a lateral pelvic tilt, and only a few things cause it. The symptoms and treatment depend on the reason your hips are uneven.
Uneven hips affect everything. One of the causes could be musculoskeletal imbalances in either the frontal or backplane of your lower body including your legs
Your pelvis is connected to your shoulders and upper back by your spine. It’s also connected to your legs. So, the effects of uneven hips can sometimes be seen in these areas:
- Uneven shoulders. Your shoulders may look uneven too, but the side with the lower hip will usually have the higher shoulder.
- Prominent shoulder blade. Your shoulder blade might stick out more on the side with the lower hip.
- Curved spine. Your spine may look like it’s curved into the shape of an S or C if the cause of your uneven hips is scoliosis.
- Difference in leg length. Uneven hips can make the leg on the side with the higher hip look and feel longer than the other, even though they’re really the same length. Having one leg that really is longer than the other can cause uneven hips.
- Prominent rib cage on one side. Uneven hips caused by severe scoliosis can make your rib cage twist, so the ribs on the side with the higher hip stick out further than the other.
Having said that need to mention that many exercises have to be altered to a different number of repetitions on each side. Below is the playlist of some exercises that are used during our work with people that came for scoliosis-related practice.