I have scoliosis, I’m worried about it getting worse?

Hello, my name is (…). I’m an 18 year old female and I have scoliosis. I just wanted to ask when does the body (including the spine/bone structure, whatever it’s called) stop growing or developing for a female?

I want to know because I’m worried about it getting worse. I pretty much have a minor case, but the curve is noticeable. My shoulders are slightly uneven and my waist is uneven as well. I don’t really have any pain, just the occasional lower back pain and my back gets tired after trying to sit up for long periods of time.

I’m not on any medications, nor do I have any other medical conditions. It’s been sugggested to me that I just do exercises and add in special stretches that will specifically help with my scoliosis to relieve stiffness and any pain I may have. Thank you for your time!

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Ayman Darrag
5:49 pm

Hi and welcome to question doctors.com
It is more related to calcium intake,daily physical habits,and posture than to age …
Stretching short side and strengthening the long weak side is good.
Posture correction and breathing exercises are beneficial.

Ahmed Fawzy
6:01 pm

Peak bone mass for women is at age of 20 .
U should start physical therapy before it becomes perminent or cause any complications

Nouran Maamdouh
10:01 am

It is about 21 years till the bone stops growing.
But you have to go for physical therapy and stretching exercises .
In your age it can be corrected .

3:47 pm

scoliosis tends to worsen with age. maintain good posture. do regular stretching exercises. get yearly xrays done.