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Symptoms of Scoliosis
|A Woman With Scoliosis|
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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
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 .
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 12/2014
- Update Date: 12/20/2014