Ask the Doctors: Scoliosis; Thumb Arthritis


Q: I have scoliosis and osteoarthritis in my spine. What is the treatment for adults over 65 with these conditions?

A: Although scoliosis is often thought of as a problem that affects children and adolescents, it is even more common in older adults. Most adults over age 60 have some degree of scoliosis, which is defined by a sideways curve in the spine. Scoliosis in older adults is a degenerative condition, which by itself does not cause symptoms or require treatment.

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