Mild scoliosis, in particular, is defined as a curve between 10 and 20 degrees. Mild scoliosis can be broken down further into different categories, and your doctor may have mentioned one of these as part of your diagnosis. Mild scoliosis in the thoracic spine occurs in the mid back (thoracic) and is typically diagnosed in children or teens.
Adult scoliosis occurs when the spine curves abnormally to the left or right. The majority of scoliosis cases are termed idiopathic, meaning of undetermined cause. Although scoliosis is usually considered a disorder affecting adolescents, it is also found in adults. 1. Progression of the disease.
Mild Scoliosis Scoliosis curve 10° to 25° Mild Scoliosis has a significant risk of progression: up to 22%. Once the scoliosis passes 20°, risk of progression more than triples to 68%. Symptoms of Mild Stage Scoliosis-Scoliosis curve is less than 25°.-May have tilted head, uneven shoulders or hips.
Scoliosis is an unnatural side-to-side S- or C-shaped curving of the spine. Scoliosis in children most often affects girls during growth spurts in their early teens. Adults may have either degenerative scoliosis or the cause is unknown (idiopathic.) Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis. Scoliosis that develops with no known cause is the most common type.
However, adults may also be diagnosed with scoliosis, either when a curve that existed in their youth progresses, or as a de novo (newly diagnosed condition) that can result from degenerative changes in the spine and osteoporosis. Figures 1-4: Progression of adult scoliosis from age 14 .