Is It Too Late To Treat Scoliosis?

by | Mar 20, 2021 | The Rubin Chiropractic Health Center Blog

Scoliosis is defined as a sideways curve in the spine, and it most commonly appears in children and adolescents after a growth spurt. Since scoliosis typically appears early in life, it’s also usually treated before adulthood. 

That said, if you’re an adult with an untreated case of scoliosis, it’s important to know that there are still treatment options available to you. Scoliosis can cause pain, stiffness, and fatigue, but treatment can ensure that scoliosis doesn’t get in the way of your favorite activities. 

Causes of Scoliosis in Adulthood

When adults have scoliosis, they often had it as children or teens and were never treated. However, scoliosis can also appear in adulthood in the form of degenerative scoliosis. Degenerative scoliosis often results from wear and tear on the spine over time, although an injury or trauma can trigger it in some cases. 

Adults often seek treatment for scoliosis because it causes pain and discomfort in the back, hips, legs, and/or buttocks. There are multiple treatment options that can help adults manage scoliosis pain, no matter its cause. 

Treatment Options for Scoliosis in Adulthood

The most common treatment options for scoliosis are monitoring, bracing, and surgery. Surgery is typically only recommended in cases of scoliosis that cause severe symptoms or if conditions like spinal stenosis result from scoliosis. In other cases, non-surgical treatment options can be effective in scoliosis management.

Many of our therapeutic treatment options at the Rubin Chiropractic Health Center can help you manage scoliosis. Through posture rehab and physical therapy exercises, we can help you strengthen the core muscles to better support the spine. Chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, dry needling, and acupuncture can all help relieve pressure on the spine to relieve pain and stiffness due to scoliosis. 

For an individualized treatment plan for scoliosis symptoms, contact the Rubin Chiropractic Health Center today.