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.
Degenerative adult scoliosis occurs when the combination of age and ... In order
to understand your symptoms and treatment choices, you should start with ...
The cause of adult scoliosis
is variable, most commonly idiopathic, or unknown. Other symptoms include cosmetic deformity, pulmonary problems, and symptoms of spinal stenosis. Treatment
is usually conservative, meaning surgery is reserved for patients with symptoms of... More »
In older patients, scoliosis occurs due to asymmetric degeneration caused by
wearing ... In most cases, treatment for adult scoliosis begins with a combination
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
Virginia Spine Institute offers both operative and non-operative treatment options
for adults with scoliosis.
Feb 5, 2003 ... Adult scoliosis treatment is not always necessary, a study says, because many
adults who don't get treatment do just fine.
Back pain is one of the main problems caused by scoliosis in adults, so treatment
is mainly aimed at pain relief.