Dr. Raiszadeh discusses how scoliosis is diagnosed.
Scoliosis is first diagnosed by just posture. One notices the shoulder asymmetry, can notice that the clothes fit differently, that the hemline is different, that when one bends forward that there’s a rib hump, that one side is higher than the other. There are multiple clues in just watching somebody walk that you can tell, or somebody just standing that you can tell they have scoliosis.
The way they are diagnosed further than that is an X-ray. A standing X-ray can show very easily and measure what the curvature is and follow that over time.
About Dr. Raiszadeh, M.D.:
Kam Raiszadeh, MD, serves as medical director of the Advanced Spine Institute & Minimally Invasive Spine Center at Alvarado Hospital. Dr. Raiszadeh is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and an active member of the Scoliosis Research Society and North American Spine Society.