Scoliosis is a side-to-side abnormal curvature of the spine. Scoliosis cases run the gamut from quite mild to disfiguring and in rare instances, life-threatening. Much attention is rightfully focused on scoliosis in children - the earlier it is diagnosed, the better chances the patient has to minimize its effects for life.
With that said, scoliosis in adults deserves just as much attention - for many people, back pain due to scoliosis doesn't show up until adulthood. For others, the long-term effects of a curved spine diminish overall breathing capacity, cause reversable back pain and alter body image. These effects can be addressed and managed by the adult with scoliosis.Here are some articles to help you learn more about adult and childhood scoliosis: