What is Scoliosis?

Symptom of Scoliosis

Causes of Scoliosis

Scoliosis Screening  

Treatment of Scoliosis




Symptom of Scoliosis

Scoliosis is not always associated with back pain, so it can be over looked initially. The most common symptom of scoliosis is an abnormal curve of the spine. Often this is a mild change and may be first noticed by a friend or family member. It can also be found on a routine school screening examination for scoliosis. Those affected may notice that their clothes do not fit as they did previously or that pant legs are longer on one side that the other.

Scoliosis may cause the head to appear off center or one hip or shoulder to be higher than the opposite side. If the scoliosis is more severe, it can make it more difficult for the heart and lungs to work properly. This can cause shortness of breath and chest pain.
Most people with scoliosis do not realize that they have the problem until they have pain.  
However, there are several different warning signs you need to look for.

  • A shoulder is higher than the other.
  • A shoulder blade is more prominent than the other.
  • Uneven shoe wear.
  • Uneven waist.
  • Unbalanced rib cage.
  • Back and leg pains.