Doctors specializing in adult scoliosis patients in
You may associate scoliosis with children and teenagers, but did you know that scoliosis can develop in adults, as well? In fact, adult scoliosis is quite common. Scoliosis, whether in an adult or child, is a condition in which the spine is abnormally curved. However, many cases of adult scoliosis are mild and may not produce any obvious symptoms.
Our neurosurgical faculty includes some of the very best world-renowned specialists. Kai-Ming Fu, M. Fu obtained his undergraduate degrees from Stanford University and his medical and graduate training in the M. He has extensive fellowship training in orthopedic and neurosurgical deformity surgery in both the pediatric and adult populations.
Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, is a condition many people associate only with adolescents. But adults can have scoliosis as well. Adult scoliosis is defined as abnormal curvature of the spine in a patient over the age of Sometimes this is the result of a childhood curvature that was left untreated and has since progressed.
You may remember reporting to the nurse in middle school to be evaluated for scoliosis. If you were diagnosed with scoliosis in childhood, you likely wore a plastic brace as you grew. When most people hear of scoliosis they think of a younger teenager, but adults can develop scoliosis, too. Scoliosis is commonly referred to as an adult deformity. Any curve beyond 20 to 25 degrees is considered abnormal.