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can osteoporosis make scoliosis worse at the age of 20?

By March 3, 2012 - 10:54am
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thanks alot for your help i really appreciated it :)

March 5, 2012 - 8:59pm
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Hi again,

I found this specific explanation from backandspine.com that may offer a better answer:

Degenerative Scoliosis
Degenerative adult scoliosis occurs because of a combination of age and deterioration of the spine. It usually starts after age 40. In older patients, particularly women, it is also often related to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis weakens the bone, making it more likely to deteriorate. The combination of these changes causes the spine to lose its ability to maintain a normal shape. The spine begins to "sag" and as the condition progresses, a scoliotic curve can gradually develop.

Hopefully, this helps.


March 4, 2012 - 12:58pm
(reply to Anonymous)

thanks a lot for your help i really appreciated it :)

March 5, 2012 - 9:02pm
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Hi Keily,

Thank you for your question and welcome to Empowher. I could not find a definite answer to your question although here is a website that I found that may help http://www.osteopenia3.com/Scoliosis-Osteopenia-Osteoporosis.html.


I hope this information helps, please let us know.


March 4, 2012 - 6:25am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

thanks alot for your help but what i really wanted to know was that can osteoporosis make scoliosis get worse im freaking out because i was recently diagnosed with these certain things and i really dont understand. thanks again

March 4, 2012 - 12:44pm
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