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What are signs of scoliosis?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Uhumps and unlevel

Unlevel shoulders , pelic obliquity rib hump under scapula when bent over otherwise no symptoms not painful.

In brief: Uhumps and unlevel

Unlevel shoulders , pelic obliquity rib hump under scapula when bent over otherwise no symptoms not painful.
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Curvature

Most common symptom of scoliosis is abnormal curve of spine.
Often this is mild and may be first noticed by a friend or family member.Scoliosis may cause the head to appear off center or one hip or shoulder to be higher than opposite side. Curve may be more obvious on one side of rib cage on your back from twisting of the vertebrae and ribs. If the scoliosis is more severe

In brief: Curvature

Most common symptom of scoliosis is abnormal curve of spine.
Often this is mild and may be first noticed by a friend or family member.Scoliosis may cause the head to appear off center or one hip or shoulder to be higher than opposite side. Curve may be more obvious on one side of rib cage on your back from twisting of the vertebrae and ribs. If the scoliosis is more severe
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

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. Thank you for your question.

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. Thank you for your question.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Curvature

Scoliosis is typically painless.
You will notice a curve in the back when observing someone with scoliosis bending forward or you may notice assymetry or a hump in the shoulder or lower back.

In brief: Curvature

Scoliosis is typically painless.
You will notice a curve in the back when observing someone with scoliosis bending forward or you may notice assymetry or a hump in the shoulder or lower back.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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