• Symptoms of Scoliosis

    A Woman With Scoliosis
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    Scoliosis is often diagnosed during a routine well-child checkup. 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
    • Back pain
    • Muscle fatigue after sitting for a long time


    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/ .

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