What is Scoliosis?


Signs & Symptoms

Due to the many different types of curvatures, the appearance of scoliosis can vary in children. The most common signs and symptoms include:

  • uneven shoulder heights

  • head tilted to one side and off center

  • uneven hip heights

  • uneven shoulder blade heights

  • protruding shoulder blade

  • uneven arm lengths when standing

  • prominent ribcage on one side

  • when bending forward, the left and right sides of the back are uneven

In Adults:

  • pain can be present

  • muscle weakness

  • numbness, tingling in limbs

  • loss of flexibility