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.
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
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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