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5 Surprising Facts About Adult Scoliosis – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic scoliosis adult


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.

When it begins or is found after puberty, it is called “adult scoliosis” because the curve is discovered after complete skeletal growth. Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine (backbone). The most common form of adult scoliosis is degenerative (spine curves as you age).

Most adults with scoliosis have mild forms of the condition that are easily treatable with conservative treatment. For these individuals, there are many options.