About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Español
VNA of Care New England
VNA of Care New England

Symptoms of Scoliosis

A Woman With Scoliosis
IMAGE
Copyright © Nucleus Medical Media, Inc.
Scoliosis is often diagnosed during a routine well-child checkup or school screening. A child with scoliosis may not yet have any symptoms. More severe degrees of curvature may cause noticeable symptoms, such as:
  • Uneven shoulder blades
  • Uneven hip bones
  • Prominent shoulder blades or ribs on one side
  • Uneven waist
  • Appearance of leaning to one side
  • Muscle fatigue after sitting for a long time
  • Back pain

References

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. Available at: http://www.aaos.org .

Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics . 10th ed. Mosby; 2003.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov .

Scoliosis Research Society website. Available at: http://www.srs.org .

Revision Information

Health Headlines
CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in United StatesView in a lightbox
Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: StudyView in a lightbox
Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study FindsView in a lightbox
Can Exercise Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Your Genes May Be KeyView in a lightbox
Could a 'Fat Tongue' Be a Factor in Sleep Apnea?View in a lightbox
VNA of Care New England
© 2011 Site Index | Disclaimer | Legal Notices | Talks Your Health