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Scoliosis Symptoms

Scoliosis does not have any noticeable symptoms in children and teenagers. Usually the curvature of the spine does not cause pain and if mild pain is present it can go unnoticed. Without an X-ray of the spine, there are several common physical symptoms that may indicate scoliosis. The most common test used to detect scoliosis is called the Adam’s Forward Bend Test, where the individual bends at the waist to touch the toes. The physician then observes for one or more of the following signs:

  • A shoulder blade sticks out more than the other
  • A shoulder is higher than the other
  • A rib cage appears higher than the other
  • A hip is higher than the other
  • Waist appears uneven
  • Body tilts to one side
  • One leg appears shorter or longer than the other
  • Any type back pain is not usually considered a symptom of scoliosis

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