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Adult Degenerative Scoliosis
Adult degenerative scoliosis is divided into two categories.
Degenerative scoliosis happens to an adult who has had a history of scoliosis. The spine starts to show wear and tear due to age. This wear and tear can cause the spine to collapse, causing the curve to increase.
De novo (new) scoliosis first appears in adulthood, due to wear and tear. Again in this case, this can result in a curve of the spine. In both cases adult degenerative scoliosis is typically diagonosed after an adult reaches the age of 50.
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