Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. This usually happens during the growth spurt in individuals which is just before the onset of puberty. Signs and symptoms include uneven shoulders, uneven waist or uneven hip.
HOW IS SCOLIOSIS DIAGNOSED?
If such symptoms are visible, a general physician would do an X-ray to check for the spinal curvature.
HOW IS SCOLIOSIS TREATED?
Treatment for Scoliosis depends on factors like age, sex, maturity, location of curve and severity of the curve. Growing children may be fitted with a brace to correct the curvature. Severe Scoliosis requires surgical correction
DID YOU KNOW?
The problem of Scoliosis affects girls more than men, especially during the growth spurt years.