Scoliosis is an unnatural curvature of the spine. The normal shape of the spine includes a top-of-the-shoulder curve and a lower back curve. Scoliosis causes the spine to curve from side to side or in an “S” or “C” shape. The condition is often diagnosed early in a child’s life. Common causes (when they can be pinpointed) are birth defects, neurological abnormalities, and genetic conditions.
Adult idiopathic scoliosis is, in essence, a continuation of adolescent idiopathic
scoliosis. .... Nonoperative treatment is appropriate for the majority of adults with ...
The treatment for adult scoliosis (degenerative scoliosis) may include medication,
therapy, or surgery.
Spinal surgery for degenerative (adult) scoliosis generally involves a
decompression and fusion procedure.
Virginia Spine Institute offers both operative and non-operative treatment options
for adults with scoliosis.
Adult scoliosis is broadly defined as a curve in your spine of 10 degrees or
greater in a ... The treatment of adult scoliosis is very individualized and based on
The surgery may cause an imbalance in the spine that leads to scoliosis. Most of
these "secondary" causes of scoliosis are considered degenerative adult ...
The causes of adult scoliosis; How a diagnosis is made; Treatment for adult
scoliosis; Possible complications/problems from surgery. Anatomy. In order to ...
Feb 5, 2003 ... Adult scoliosis treatment is not always necessary, a study says, because many
adults who don't get treatment do just fine.
Scoliosis Treatments. Observation · Physical Therapy ... Pain and Adult Scoliosis.
Although some forms of adult ... Treatments for Adult Scoliosis. The usual care ...