According to SRS (Scoliosis Research Society), scoliosis is a condition of side-to-side spinal curves. Spinal curves that measure ten degrees or more, and the backbones might be rotated.
The backbones (spine) of a scoliosis patient look more like a “C” or “S” than a straight line when viewing a (front/back view) x-ray.
Scoliosis is a complex three-dimensional deformity of the spine & trunk, which appear in apparently healthy children and can progress in relation to multiple factors during any rapid of growth, or later in life. (M Rigo,th Grivas,J O’Brian, in scoliosis 2010)
The cause of more than 80% of scoliosis cases is unknown. Such cases are categorized as idiopathic (meaning of not traceable to a direct cause) scoliosis.
Idiopathic scoliosis is likely found in girls than boys.
Scoliosis by Age
Infantile idiopathic scoliosis is presented in children ages
Signs & Symptoms of Scoliosis may Include:
Head tilts to one side
The body leans more on one side
Altered shape of rib cage- a hump or bump on one side of the rib cage
One shoulder blade sticks out more than the other side
Pain in neck, back, hip, knee or other joints
Breathing problems because of restricted lung expansion (for severe thoracic/upper backbones scoliosis cases)