This accounts for why a previously healthy, straight spine becomes curved with age, and it may seem surprising but this has become the most common form of scoliosis in the world today.
What can you do about it? It is important to remember that this form of scoliosis takes many years to occur. By maintaining good posture and structure throughout life you can vastly minimise the chance of developing a degenerative scoliosis later in life. This is one of the reasons Chiropractors advocate a maintenance approach to your back. Chiropractors specialise in postural and structural correction and by keeping your spine straight and level you can prevent a degenerative scoliosis.
For people who have developed a scoliosis in adolescence, there is a greater risk of this progressing to a degenerative scoliosis as you get older. Consequently for these people it is even more important to be carrying out preventative treatment throughout life to try and avoid this second advancement period.