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What symptoms would indicate that I have scoliosis?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Can be subtle

In many cases, the findings on a patient with even a large scoliosis curve can be subtle.
This is in part why schools will screen for scoliosis. The most common findings are an asymmetry in the hips and pelvis, an elevation of one shoulder, and a rib hump, otherwise known as an asymmetric trunk rotation. Many people have no symptoms at all unless they have really large curves. Thank you.

In brief: Can be subtle

In many cases, the findings on a patient with even a large scoliosis curve can be subtle.
This is in part why schools will screen for scoliosis. The most common findings are an asymmetry in the hips and pelvis, an elevation of one shoulder, and a rib hump, otherwise known as an asymmetric trunk rotation. Many people have no symptoms at all unless they have really large curves. Thank you.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Curved spine

Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine.
If you are an adult, chances are someone would have diagnosed you with it by now. Mild scoliosis in adulthood is well tolerated.

In brief: Curved spine

Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine.
If you are an adult, chances are someone would have diagnosed you with it by now. Mild scoliosis in adulthood is well tolerated.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Few symptoms

Scoliosis in adolescents is rarely painful.
The most common symptom is noticing that one shoulder may be higher than the other in the mirror. From behind some people can notice that there is a curve to the spine or one scapula is more prominent. Also, the trunk may be shifted to one side or the other. If any of these signs are noticed, seeing an orthopedist and obtaining x-rays would be needed.

In brief: Few symptoms

Scoliosis in adolescents is rarely painful.
The most common symptom is noticing that one shoulder may be higher than the other in the mirror. From behind some people can notice that there is a curve to the spine or one scapula is more prominent. Also, the trunk may be shifted to one side or the other. If any of these signs are noticed, seeing an orthopedist and obtaining x-rays would be needed.
Dr. Greg Khounganian
Dr. Greg Khounganian
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