A to Z: Scoliosisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn about scoliosis, an abnormal curvature in the spine often detected just before puberty begins.scoliosis, spinal curvature, infantile scoliosis, juvenile scoliosis, uneven hips, uneven shoulders, protruding shoulder blade, back brace, CD1Scoliosis, CD1Orthopedics, CD1Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, CD1Orthotics, CD1Physical Therapy, CD1Prosthetics, CD1Radiology (Medical Imaging)02/11/201303/21/201909/02/201943280387-5b6f-483f-9183-361ccd30bf47https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-scoliosis.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/scoliosis.html/">Scoliosis</a> is an abnormal curvature in the spine, often in the shape of a "C" or "S."</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Signs of scoliosis usually appear between the ages of 10 and 14, just before the onset of <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/understanding-puberty.html/">puberty</a>.</p> <p>Someone with too much spinal curvature will usually have uneven hips or shoulders (one side is higher than the other) or one shoulder blade that sticks out farther than the other.</p> <p><img title="illustration" src="https://kidshealth.org/ES/images/illustrations/scoliosisA-415x233-esIL.png" alt="illustration" name="4890-SCOLIOSIS_A_ENIL.PNG" /></p> <p>Usually, the cause of scoliosis is unknown and occurs in otherwise healthy kids and adolescents. But it also can affect those with conditions such as <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cerebral-palsy.html/">cerebral palsy</a> or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/muscular-dystrophy.html/">muscular dystrophy</a>. Scoliosis tends to run in families, and girls are much more likely to develop severe cases.</p> <p>Most of the time, scoliosis is mild enough that it doesn't interfere with everyday&nbsp;life and can be left untreated. In some cases, doctors will have someone with scoliosis wear a back brace.</p> <p>If the curve gets severe, it can be visible and cause discomfort. It can also lead to other health problems, possibly affecting the lungs, heart, and joints. In these instances, surgery can correct the problem.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Most cases of scoliosis don't require treatment, but even when they do, kids and teens usually can resume an active life after treatment.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
ScoliosisScoliosis makes a person’s spine curve from side to side. Large curves can cause health problems like pain or breathing trouble. Health care providers treat scoliosis with back braces or surgery when needed. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/scoliosis.html/eb1d36eb-b517-42a5-9d47-7903103cdddc
Word! ScoliosisScoliosis is an abnormal curve of the spine, also known as the backbone.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-scoliosis.html/6e22fd6a-f25a-4f9f-b23e-0e7066f6c99c
X-Ray Exam: ScoliosisKids with scoliosis have a spine that curves, like an S or a C. If scoliosis is suspected, a doctor may order X-rays to measure the curvature of the spine.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-scoliosis.html/629dce49-0a36-4b67-af66-6cc0972e9691
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