Adult Scoliosis Surgery For scoliosis patients who experience an increase in curvature and are in pain, we may recommend surgery. Scoliosis surgeries are serious and complex with multistep procedures, and adults sometimes need more than one surgery — one performed from the front and one done from the back.
Feb 21, · With colleague Michael Kelly, MD, Bridwell led a study of adults with lumbar scoliosis and found that the most important factor in determining whether to do surgery is the extent of a patient's DOI: /JBJS
Spinal curvature often results in more back pain, leg pain, and other symptoms for adults than teens because adults also can have degeneration in the discs between vertebrae, and spinal stenosis.
The most common form of adult scoliosis is “degenerative.” Adult scoliosis may be a case of pediatric scoliosis that was undiscovered until adulthood. But in most cases the changes in the spine may be due to aging. In some cases adolescent scoliosis may develop symptoms with aging and require treatment.