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A 53-year-old male asked:

i notice the top section of the spine of my 7 year old son seems bent, with one shoulder higher than other. anything to worry about?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Scoliosis: Please have him checked by a qualified pediatric orthopedist or pediatrician. Any curvature of the spine needs to be addressed early, before it progresses to cause disabilities.
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Scoliosis: I would worry he might have scoliosis one shoulder higher than other is a physical sign of scoliosis im sure an exam by pediatrician can sort it out or family medicine.
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 29 years experience
Have an orthopaedic evaluation. Could be scoliosis or a Sprengel deformity.
May 18, 2013

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Last updated May 19, 2013

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