Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis

Adult idiopathic scoliosis is scoliosis in an adult that began during adolescence as Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) and progresses into adulthood. 

Research shows that a scoliosis curve less than 30° at maturity (no additional growth)  is unlikely to progress significantly during adulthood.  However, a curve greater than 30° is likely to progress 0.5° to 2° per year.

Visual signs of scoliosis can include:

  • Uneven shoulder height
  • Uneven shoulder blades
  • One leg appears longer than the other
  • Uneven waistlines
  • Rib on one side protruding in the front
  • Noticeable curve
  • Uneven hips

Adults with scoliosis can have symptoms due to disc & joint degeneration. Adult scoliosis clients tend to display postural imbalances that contribute to their pain and stiffness.


Symptoms can include:

  • Low back pain and stiffness
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip pain
  • Numbness, cramping, and shooting pain in the legs
  • Fatigue

Adult DEGENERATIVE Scoliosis

Adult Degenerative Scoliosis begins in the adult client due to degeneration of the discs and arthritis of the facet joints. It is most commonly seen in the lumbar spine (lower back) and is often accompanied by a loss of the lumbar lordosis curve.

 Symptoms can include:

  • Low back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Numbness
  • Shooting pain down the leg


schroth method

The Schroth Method can reduce the pain, numbness, and stiffness experienced with adult scoliosis. At ScoliosisPTJax we will design a unique posture-specific exercise program to strengthen and lengthen your spine. We work with adults in their late teens through seniors.