Degenerative Scoliosis 101

While the most common type of scoliosis occurs in adolescents, the risk of scoliosis doesn’t completely go away. Degenerative scoliosis occurs when there is significant degeneration of the facet joints and intervertebral discs in your spine. This degeneration happens over time and can begin as young as 40 but is most common in adults 65 and older.

The Risk of Scoliosis Doesn’t Go Away

We’ve all heard of scoliosis, and we generally associate this risk with the young. However, there is serious risk of degenerative, or adult-onset scoliosis for adults.  This degeneration can start as young as 40, but is more prevalent among those 65 and older. As we age, if there is significant degeneration of the facet joints,

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