Adult scoliosis – The development of scoliosis in an adult
Usually, most degenerative Adult Scoliosis are particularly found in women, who may have had slight scoliosis in their puberty or may not have noticed any. After 2-3 decades, and more specifically after the age of 35 and up to 50, these scoliosis reach gigantic dimensions and enter to the mechanic vicious circle of aggravation. Problems usually begin with mild chronic back pain. Patients usually visit Spine Centers reporting back pain and in some cases sciatica.Some of them may observe a change in their bodies or they may not associate this change with their symptoms.
In their majority, patients have put on weight during these years and most of them have been pregnant and where they never exercised on a scoliosis exercise program or generally were not particularly athletic.
We have two types of adult scoliosis:
1-deterioration of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and
2- degenerative scoliosis of adults