Menopause usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55, although it can come earlier or later. Symptoms of the menopause can be quite unpleasant at times; many women experience hot flushes, night sweats and depression (to name a few).
The arrival of the menopause also tends to trigger a loss of bone density. This is known as osteoporosis, and unfortunately, it can increase your risk of developing a curvature of the spine - especially if you already had bad postural habits.
Retaining your bone strength
There are a few ways to slow down the rate at which your bones weaken once you've reached menopause. The NHS recommend:
- Exercising regularly
- Eating a healthy, nutrient-rich diet
- Increasing your vitamin D levels (i.e. spending more time in the sun)
- Stopping smoking
- Reducing your alcohol intake
- Taking calcium / vitamin D supplements
Treating your scoliosis
Even if you do all the things listed above, you may still find that your spine is developing a curve. The good news is that there are plenty of different treatment options that can help you to improve the look and feel of your back.
Read our Scoliosis Treatment in Adults blog to see some of the different treatment options that are available at this stage of life. Most often, you will be offered one or a combination of the following treatments:
- Pain Management
- Spinal Surgery
What do we have to offer?
Here at the Scoliosis SOS clinic, we have treated lots of women who were suffering from adult degenerative scoliosis. Our exercise-based ScolioGold therapy programme is tailored to each patient's scoliosis curvature so that we can help them to achieve their specific treatment goals.
Our physical therapy courses may be able to:
- Relieve pain in your back
- Boost your mobility / flexibility
- Reduce the visibility of your curvature
If you have any questions about scoliosis treatment, please feel free to get in touch with our specialist team, who will be able to advise you on the best course of action.
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