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Is Terrible Back Pain Actually Adult Scoliosis? - Refinery29

September 29, 2017
 By Alyssa
September 29, 2017
 By Alyssa

Is Terrible Back Pain Actually Adult Scoliosis? - Refinery29

Most of us got checked for scoliosis as children in the school nurse’s office. However, adult scoliosis, which can cause back pain and poor posture later in life, is rarely discussed. Simply having bad posture does not mean one has scoliosis, which is a deformity of the spine. There are two kinds of adult scoliosis. One develops as people age and the other starts in adolescence. According to experts, regular exercise and abstaining from smoking are people's best defense against the discomfort caused by the condition; however, steroid injections are sometimes necessary.

Key Takeaways:

  • There is a big difference between poor posture and adult Scoliosis.
  • Child Scoliosis results in a curved spine and back pain, while in adults it is from spine degeneration and results in leg pain.
  • Staying active and healthy are people's best defenses against Adult Scoliosis.

"Sitting hunched at a desk all day isn't going to "give" one scoliosis. But there are two types of adult scoliosis that doctors see, and one does develop with age, Dr. Gelb says (the other is leftover from adolescence). "As we age, we all develop degenerative changes in our spine," he says."

Read more: http://www.refinery29.com/what-causes-scoliosis-in-adults

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