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

The Aging Spine

The aging process causes changes to the spine, which may lead to a variety of conditions that may require treatment. A number of these problems can be caused, or at least worsened, by the presence of weak vertebrae. Others are caused by the natural process of aging which can be superimposed on a pre-existing spinal condition. While pain in various areas of the spine may be a nuisance, neurologic problems such as weakness and numbness require urgent and thorough evaluation and treatment to prevent serious, permanent loss of function.

The prevention of osteoporosis with its subsequent complications may deter many of these conditions. Maintaining an optimal degree of physical fitness and muscle strength as well as preventing and/or treating osteoporosis will go a long way in managing the inevitable changes in the spine that occur with the normal aging process.

Congenital Scoliosis
Early Onset Scoliosis
About Early Onset Scoliosis
Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis
Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome
Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis
Idiopathic Scoliosis