Adult scoliosis pain

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Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine backbone. There is a natural, forward-and-backward curve to the spine. With scoliosis, the spine rotates and develops a side-to-side curve. Curves may be as mild as 10 degrees, or as severe as degrees or more.

5 Surprising Facts About Adult Scoliosis

Adult Scoliosis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Outcome

You may have more power over adult scoliosis than you think. Doctors can offer you various treatment options, and there are things you can do to help yourself. Here are five things you might be surprised to hear about adult scoliosis. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission.

Adult scoliosis can be a pain in the back and legs

At 45 degrees, she had narrowly escaped surgery. Her doctor told her she was done. Now, at the ripe age of 38, I find myself with a degree upper curve, a degree lower curve, consistent pain — and no standard treatment to follow. She is not the only adult scoliosis patient left in pain. As many as 6 million adults live with scoliosis in the United States alone , whether idiopathic or developed during adulthood and that is a conservative estimate.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine from side to side when looking at a person from the back measuring 10 degrees or more. There are three distinct types of adult scoliosis, but the most common by far is degenerative scoliosis caused by degeneration of the spinal discs. All adults have some level of degenerative disc disease simply from the natural aging process of their discs and the effects of gravity. A much smaller number will have debilitating or painful results from this degeneration and a subset of that group will develop scoliosis.