When the spine is curved sideways, the condition is called scoliosis. This often occurs during the growth spurt period before a person hits puberty. The actual cause for most cases of scoliosis is unknown although muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy are the reason why others have it.


Uneven waist

Uneven shoulders

One hip is higher than the other side

More prominent shoulder blade either side

Worse cases of scoliosis can make the spine to twist or rotate aside from the side to side curving. If such happens, the ribs on one side of the body can stick out farther than the other.

Other less common causes:

Spine injuries or infections

Birth defects that affect bones of the spine to development

Neuromuscular conditions

Risk factors

Family history: It is likely that the disease run in families

Sex: Females have higher chances of having a worse case of scoliosis

Age: It happens mostly before puberty


Appearance: Poor posture because of noticeable changes

Lung and heart issues

Back pains: Those who had scoliosis in their childhood may experience severe back pain during adult life

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  1. March 1, 2019

    Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person’s spine has a sideways curve. The curve is usually “S”- or “C”-shaped. In some, the degree of curve is stable, while in others, it increases over time. Mild scoliosis does not typically cause problems, while severe cases can interfere with breathing. If we talk about the treatment then it can help, but this condition can’t be cured.

  2. March 5, 2019

    Great reading so far! Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. These curves can be seen when the spine is viewed from the front or back. The normal shape of a person’s spine includes a curve at the top of the shoulder and a curve at the lower back. Thanks for the helpful writing!

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