Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
An International Organization Dedicated to the Education, Research and Treatment of Spinal Deformity
Our Mission is to Foster Optimal Care for All Patients with Spinal Deformities
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A 20-year old woman whose curve progressed after she stopped growing.
Figure 1: Degenerative scoliosis.

Idiopathic Scoliosis

Adult

Adult Degenerative Scoliosis

This condition also goes by the name “de novo” (new) scoliosis. As the name implies, this variety begins in the adult patient due to degeneration of the discs, arthritis of the adjacent facet joints and collapse and wedging of the disc spaces (Figure 1). It is typically seen in the lumbar spine (lower back). It is usually accompanied by straightening of the spine from the side (loss of lumbar lordosis). Pain, stiffness, numbness and shooting pain down the legs are seen in symptomatic patients.
Congenital Scoliosis
Early Onset Scoliosis
About Early Onset Scoliosis
Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis
Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome
Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis
Idiopathic Scoliosis