How to treat scoliosis of the spine in adults

Violation of posture is the most common problems in adults and children. The initial symptoms of scoliosis may occur in early childhood. In adult life, this is compounded by the specifics of the work and decreased physical activity. Scoliosis in adults - a disease that requires ongoing monitoring by physicians and conduct preventive and restorative treatment.

Degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system and develop gradually over time. Damages may all departments of the spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar) For scoliosis often involved multiple spine in the process that affects the clinical picture.


Scoliosis of the spine of an adult is always accompanied by pain. The degree of pain depends on the individual. By the nature of the patients describe a burning or constant, aching pain often in the interscapular region. As soon as the process develops, the pain of a periodic, becomes permanent. This entails a number of changes.

It should be noted that the compensatory people to reduce pain is trying to take a comfortable position, which is the trigger mechanism of breaking the spine shape. Additionally begins to form muscle tension roller, which aggravates the pain.

Of course, scoliosis not develop for several days. In most cases visible changes observed after many years. This is due to the fact that the musculoskeletal system is sufficiently resistant to different kind of loads. Naturally it speeds up the process if, in addition, there are other diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Scoliosis in adults is not accompanied by an increase in temperature, and not everyone with the slightest pain would go to the doctor. Taking a variety of analgesics, pain can be docked, but this does not mean that the process has stopped.

It also is an additional aggravating factor. Besides pain may be connected to violations of the sensitivity of the fingers, reduced muscle strength in the arms and hands. It is these changes that are beginning to notice the sick, and encourage the patient to seek medical attention.

There are several degrees of scoliosis in adults

Scoliosis 1 degree in adults is characterized by asymmetry of the shoulder girdle is almost negligible. Striking lethargy posture, the so-called slouch. The angle of the arc deviation of not more than ten degrees.

Scoliosis 2 degrees adult angle change is accompanied by eleven to twenty-five degrees. Visually observed asymmetry of the shoulders and the involvement of the pelvic bone, palpation noted intense muscular cushion in the lumbar region, and interscapular region.

Scoliosis Grade 3 adults angle deviation from twenty-six to fifty. Violation of posture with the formation of bone hump and secondary changes in the rib cage. There misalignment of the pelvis and shoulders.

Scoliosis 4 degrees in adults can be seen with the naked eye. Deformation of the thoracic and lumbar department is so pronounced, that is not difficult to diagnosis. In addition, due to these changes begin to break down the function of internal organs (gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular and bronchopulmonary systems).

When viewed from such patients the doctor always says the severity of spinal injury, which the department involved in the process to a greater or lesser extent. It is necessary to evaluate, as silent treatment strategy may differ. Scoliosis is a chronic disease that requires constant monitoring.

When not fulfilling the basic requirements in the treatment and prevention over time the quality of life is reduced. Permanent discomfort leads to disruption of the emotional background, and with a visible defect of the disease occurs and can lead to depression.

Treatment of patients should be comprehensive, involving doctors therapists to help patients cope with their illness. Visible changes are always burdened emotional background and psychotherapists, doctors should conduct rehabilitation sessions that will help a person not to close and not to drop out of society.