Could Adult Scoliosis Be Causing Your Back or Spine Problem?

Date Published: February/March 2014
Author: Max W. Cohen, MD, FAAOS

Chances are, you have heard of scoliosis, but did you know it occurs in adults as well as children?

If you’re like many people, you may think it is a disorder that occurs mostly in girls.
However, scoliosis – which curves the spine into a sideways S or C shape – also occurs in adults and can cause significant problems.

It is involved in many cases of back or spine pain in middle-aged and older women, but often goes undiagnosed and untreated.

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