The wear and tear that occurs in adults as they age damages the bones and joints in the spine. The discs sitting between them begin to deteriorate and the discs begin to bow. This can cause your spine to curve and scoliosis if this happens.
Back pain is often among the first symptoms, as scoliosis begins to damage bones after a certain period of time. As the spine curves, it can put pressure on nearby nerves, causing symptoms such as numbness. Apart from this, the symptoms of scoliosis are;
Posture in the shoulders
Numbness, weakness, or pain in the legs
Difficulty standing up
There are symptoms such as shortness of breath.
What are the Symptoms of Congenital / Young Age Scoliosis?
Lateral curvature, abnormal hump, or abnormal inward curvature.
Skin abnormalities on the back: increased hair growth, dimples, color changes.
Abnormally long arms or legs.
Uneven shoulders, waist, or hips.
Disproportionate shortness of the trunk relative to the legs.
Back protrusions are noticed when the person leans forward.
What Are the Symptoms of Adult Scoliosis?
In adult scoliosis, the patient usually notices the deformity and balance disorders in the trunk himself. At the same time, they may notice the curvature with signs such as shortening in height, lack of clothes, or not standing well.
However, low back pain and disability are usually two important complaints that take the patient to the doctor. Difficulty in standing up after sitting for a long time, difficulty in walking in the first steps, spasms in the back and waist muscles, a gradual decrease in walking distance over the years, and a feeling of fatigue in the legs can be seen as the main complaints.
Patients with severe nerve compression may also experience loss of strength and numbness in the legs. Difficulty in breathing and fatigue can also be seen in patients with scoliosis of the back region.