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Scoliosis is the abnormal curvature of the spine to the sides.
Symptoms of scoliosis
Most people with scoliosis notice a change in the appearance of their shoulders, chest or hips.
Causes of scoliosis
In most cases, the cause of scoliosis is unknown and it cannot usually be prevented.
Diagnosing scoliosis
Scoliosis can usually be diagnosed after a physical examination of the spine, ribs, hips and shoulders.
Treating scoliosis in children
If your child has scoliosis, the treatment they receive will depend on their age and the severity of their condition.
Treating scoliosis in adults
In adults, treatment usually focuses on relieving any pain.
Possible complications of scoliosis
Physical complications of scoliosis are rare. However, if it’s left untreated, serious complications can develop.