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SRS: Scoliosis Research Society

Scoliosis Research Society

Dedicated to the optimal care of patients with spinal deformity

When It Comes to Age-Related Scoliosis – ‘Nobody Has To Be This Way’

Dr. Richard Hynes, founding physician at the center, says degenerative scoliosis afflicts as many as 1 in 2 older seniors. That’s where the discs and joints of the spine grow brittle and collapse with age. “It’s preventable – nobody has to be this way anymore,” Hynes says.

“Here’s the takeaway. There’s a high incidence of scoliosis in adults. It comes from degeneration of the discs, usually in combination with stenosis” – the narrowing of spaces around spinal cord and nerve tissues – “and we have procedures that treat all of it at one time.” Read the full article