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
Health Highlights: Nov. 23, 2014View in a lightbox
Holidays Can Be Sensory Overload for Kids With AutismView in a lightbox
'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food AllergiesView in a lightbox
Restroom Hand Dryers Spread More Germs Than Paper Towels, Study FindsView in a lightbox
Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not MenView in a lightbox
VNA of Care New England
© 2011 Site Index | Disclaimer | Legal Notices | Talks Your Health