Scoliosis is a life-long condition, but the curving of the spine itself primarily happens when the body is constantly growing. Mild cases of scoliosis may not be treated, so the spine will remain slightly curved throughout adulthood. In worse cases of scoliosis in which the condition is treated by a back brace, the back brace doesn't really fix the curvature of the spine-it just prevents the curve from continuing to worsen. Additionally, adults who had scoliosis as children are more likely to suffer from back pain during adulthood.
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with scoliosis?
- Q How do I manage my scoliosis on a daily basis?
- Q How does structural scoliosis affect the body?
- Q How do other illnesses affect structural scoliosis?
- Q How do other illnesses affect nonstructural scoliosis?
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with structural scoliosis?