Symptoms of Scoliosis
A Woman With Scoliosis
Scoliosis is often diagnosed during a routine well-child checkup. A child with scoliosis may not yet have any symptoms. More severe degrees of curvature may cause noticeable symptoms, such as:
- Uneven shoulder blades
- Uneven hip bones
- Prominent shoulder blades or ribs on one side
- Uneven waist
- Appearance of leaning to one side
- Back pain
- Muscle fatigue after sitting for a long time
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. Available at: http://www.aaos.org/ .
Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics. 10th ed. Mosby; 2003.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/ .
Scoliosis Research Society website. Available at: http://www.srs.org/ .
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