The most common forms of spinal deformity are found either in the younger population or, the older population.
Types of Spinal DeformityThe younger population suffers from the deformity called adolescent idiopathic scoliosis that typically happens in the teenage years.
The older population suffers from adult degenerative scoliosis, which is the most common form of scoliosis, about 60% of people over the age of 60 will develop adult degenerative scoliosis.
Reason for Spinal DeformityThe cushioning spaces between the bones begin to degenerate they lose fluid, so we're not as flexible, and the joints also develop arthritis. Both of those things result in an abnormal curve in the spine. The deformity put an additional amount of strain on the lower back muscles and causes back pain.
The deformity can also be a result of trauma. After a car accident, a patient can develop a fracture in their spine, and their spine can be mal-aligned.
- Pain Intervention
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