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By Anonymous December 13, 2011 - 9:41am
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what can be happen or effect when u age at 40 to 50 years old?

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HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon

Thank you for writing to us!

We need more information before we can help you. Are you asking this for yourself? Have you been diagnosed with scoliosis? Are you wondering about surgery (which is very possible at your age) or are you looking for information about how scolisosis affects people as they get older?

In the meantime, you can read all about Scoliosis and it's treatments here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/scoliosis



December 13, 2011 - 10:32am
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

hi . yes i was diagnosed with scoliosis. i am looking for information about how scolisosis affects me as i get older..???

December 15, 2011 - 8:59am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Thank you for the update!

Older people with scoliosis can have surgery if required - generally surgeons prefer to operate on people 50 years or younger so if you feel surgery might be needed for you, then you should look into this now.

Depending on the progression of the scoliosis, moderate exercise or physical therapy is necessary but actually may need to be avoided if it may cause further degeneration.

Pain management may be necessary. Since our bones and muscles decline in strength with age, no matter how healthy we are, older people with scoliosis will need muscle conditioning and be monitored carefully for osteoporosis. You may need to take a medication or supplement to make sure you avoid osteoporosis.

Using these treatments can help tremendously to avoid further disability later on and the sooner these treatments (muscle conditioning, physical therapy and nutritional supplements) begin the better.

If you are not on a regime like this, it's a good idea to start.

I hope this helps!


December 15, 2011 - 11:22am
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

Scoliosis is more prevalent than most people think. About 10% of the population has scoliosis, with 93% of those being women. Scoliosis treatment for adults is grossly mismanaged by Orthopedic doctors. Their strong prejudice against doctors of chiropractic and other alternative methods continue to harm women's health. There are a growing group of doctors who are using rehabilitation science to help thousands of women around the world, unfortunately the mainstream medical community continue to discourage any and all intervention other than pain management. Please visit the non profit scoliosis care foundation to learn more; www.scoliosiscare.org

October 25, 2013 - 8:31am
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