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How can I tell if I have scoliosis?
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Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Multiple ways
Look for an abnormal hump of the ribs along the back - especially when you bend forward.
Also look to see if one shoulder is higher than the other when standing. If you suspect an abnormality, discuss it with your doctor.

In brief: Multiple ways
Look for an abnormal hump of the ribs along the back - especially when you bend forward.
Also look to see if one shoulder is higher than the other when standing. If you suspect an abnormality, discuss it with your doctor.
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Dr. Chintan Sampat
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Xrays
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. An xray is the definitive test. Thank you for your question.

In brief: Xrays
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. An xray is the definitive test. Thank you for your question.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Quick check
Signs of a possible curvature may be a difference in shoulder heights, changes in a appearance of breasts one bigger than the other, waist creases that don't match equally from right & left side, one arm hangs closer from the body than the other, there may be a hump on the back, the spine may look curved from the back especially when bending forward , one hip looks higher than the other & by x-ray.

In brief: Quick check
Signs of a possible curvature may be a difference in shoulder heights, changes in a appearance of breasts one bigger than the other, waist creases that don't match equally from right & left side, one arm hangs closer from the body than the other, there may be a hump on the back, the spine may look curved from the back especially when bending forward , one hip looks higher than the other & by x-ray.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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