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Scoliosis

What is Scoliosis and what causes it?

If you look at someone’s back, you’ll see that the spine runs straight down the middle. When a person has scoliosis, their backbone curves to the side.

The angle of the curve may be small, large or somewhere in between. But anything that measures more than 10 degrees is considered scoliosis. Doctors may use the letters “C” and “S” to describe the curve of the backbone.

Causes include:

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Muscular dystrophy

  • Birth defects

  • Post Surgery

  • Tumors

  • Genetic conditions like Marfan syndrome and Down syndrome

Early Signs of Scoliosis

Oftentimes scoliosis is first suspected when someone notices something slightly off examples include:

  • Clothes fit awkwardly or hang unevenly. A parent, friend, or even the person with scoliosis might notice that a shirt or blouse appears uneven, which could be cause for further investigation.

  • Sideways curvature observed while in bathing suit or changing. For instance, a parent could first notice the sideways curvature in an adolescent’s back while at the pool or beach.

  • Even if a newly discovered asymmetry appears minor, it should be checked by a doctor because scoliosis is easier to treat when caught early.