What causes adult scoliosis? The most common form of adult scoliosis is “degenerative.” Adult scoliosis may be a case of pediatric scoliosis that was undiscovered until adulthood. But in most cases the changes in the spine may be due to aging. In some cases adolescent scoliosis may develop symptoms with aging and require treatment.
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At ScoliSMART Clinics, we offer the most comprehensive scoliosis treatment program ever created — available to both children (6-17) and adults (18+) with idiopathic scoliosis. We strive to treat the whole scoliosis condition, not just the curve. For children, this means getting back to being a .
However, adults may also be diagnosed with scoliosis, either when a curve that existed in their youth progresses, or as a de novo (newly diagnosed condition) that can result from degenerative changes in the spine and osteoporosis. Figures 1-4: Progression of adult scoliosis from age 14 .
Adult Scoliosis Tests. When you have back pain or numbness if your legs, your doctor may test for degenerative scoliosis. She’ll ask questions about where it hurts and if anything makes the pain.