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Does scoliosis hurt?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Typically not

The classic idiopathic scoliosis is a painless spinal deformity unless it becomes large enough to affect the body' s balance and then one can get muscular pain similar to the act of holding a weight with you arm out v close to your body.
Also, if the curve involves the lumbar or low back spine, it can increase the rate of degeneration there leading to back pain as a result of that degeneration.

In brief: Typically not

The classic idiopathic scoliosis is a painless spinal deformity unless it becomes large enough to affect the body' s balance and then one can get muscular pain similar to the act of holding a weight with you arm out v close to your body.
Also, if the curve involves the lumbar or low back spine, it can increase the rate of degeneration there leading to back pain as a result of that degeneration.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine
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In brief: Usually no

Unless it's severe, scoliosis does not usually hurt.

In brief: Usually no

Unless it's severe, scoliosis does not usually hurt.
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